Electric Skychurch

Electric Skychurch front man James Lumb stands as an innovator in the electronic music and rock scenes. Since the early 1990s, James produced Electric Skychurch concerts as narrative multimedia events featuring performers, musicians, visual imagery, and cutting edge technology. His work is embraced by fans, producers, and DJs around the globe as groundbreaking, intelligent, original, and timeless.

Biography: James Lumb created Electric Skychurch as a vehicle for his imaginative, groundbreaking music in 1989. In addition to a series of successful LPs, he’s produced hundreds of live concerts, appeared in and scored for feature films, television, theatre, and radio productions. He is also an accomplished public speaker.

James’ entertainment career began in 1992, assisting movie mogul Brian Grazer, the producer of “Apollo 13” and “A Beautiful Mind”. In 1995, James Lumb left Ron Howard’s Imagine Films to work full time on his music, releasing the classic Narrative-Electronic LP knowoneness in the summer of that year. The next album, Together, went to #1 on the CMJ RPM charts for 20 weeks straight! Keyboard Magazine credits James Lumb with coining the term “electronica”, when describing his music as a combination of electronic and exotica. In 1999, Electric Skychurch was featured in the feature film “Better Living Through Circuitry”. In 2005, Electric Skychurch was shortlisted for a Grammy for “The Erlking”, a remix of Schubert’s classical composition “The Erlking” (Elf King).

James Lumb and Electric Skychurch has performed hundreds of concerts around the globe for millions of fans, sometimes taking the stage as a dynamic solo performer, and other times leading a large, eclectic band of musicians, singers, and visual artists. He continues to play huge underground and mainstream events alongside artists like Beck, Underworld, Orbital, The Orb, Infected Mushroom, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, The Streets, Digital Underground, The Crystal Method, and hundreds of other groundbreaking acts.

In addition to music, James is an accomplished journalist, writer, photographer, and technology developer. Currently, he serves as the Tech Editor of NYC’s Big Shot Magazine. He is endorsed by M-Audio, Moog, Universal Audio, Mackie, Cakewalk, Alesis, IK Multimedia, Native Instruments, XM Radio, and Steam Los Angeles.

Sonic Diary

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The original mixed album “Sonic Diary” released in 2001, continues to set an example of what an electronic music album can be. Although the album was made from personal recordings collected over a long period of time, the final production week of the project was interrupted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The entire record was arranged and mixed in the days following. “Sonic Diary” was not about 9/11, but it was a product of the time and culture that led up to that day, was affected by that day, and had one foot on each side of the divide.

“Sonic Diary Singles” are the individual, unmixed tracks from “Sonic Diary” for DJ’s, audio purists, or anyone who appreciates good songs. The tracks stand alone, and in some cases have parts that don’t appear on the continuously mixed version of the record, or have different beginnings and endings. The singles collection features unmixed, unaltered high fidelity master recordings, including the bonus track “Silver Froth” as well as three “unaltered” singles “Crickets” and “The Unraveling Thread” (which appear as “A Plague of Locusts” on the mixed version of “Sonic Diary”) and “Full Moon Generator” which appears in the feature film “Pi”. “Sonic Diary Singles” was produced using three-dimensional audio techniques, in order to get a sense of movement through distinct timeframes, space, and emotional states.

“This is the most beautiful, challenging electronic LP I’ve heard since the Orb’s debut.”
– Darren Ressler – Editor, Mixer Magazine

“James Lumb has earned a reputation as one of the leading producers of electronic music in the world today, and after ten years of creating electronica, Electric Skychurch is still going strong.”
– Electronic Musician Magazine

“The pieces generate tunes that deliver more than the sum of their parts, a mark of cunningly skillful composition.”
– Sonic Curiosity

“Like the unravelled threads of a greater whole – these pieces are beautiful in themselves.”
– Morpheus Music