New Song: LIMB’s “It is so Hard Being a Kid”
Written by Coog Radio on July 17, 2012
By The End Of Tonight member James Templeton AKA LIMB is no stranger to the Houston scene. His departure from math-rock and venture into electronic composition would puzzle someone who didn’t know Templeton’s process. Opting for drum triggers and side-chaining instead of simple APC40 noodling, LIMB’s live performance, much like BTEOT’s, is highly intuitive and improvisational, but with an infinitely more broad and expansive sound palette. Going from a trio to just James, Templeton tests the bounds of DIY performance, balancing out a limitless sonic realm into the physical constrictions of a 4-piece drum kit, giving himself the restrictions of a true disciplined artist. With projects like LIMB and “IT IS SO HARD BEING A kid,” there’s little doubt to the claim that James Templeton is one of Houston’s most innovative artists. The Reconstructionist, LIMB’s follow-up to 2010’s The Shape Of Music For Some, is out now on Tooth Records.