GARDEN ON A TRAMPOLINE

Jim is also an indie rock musician and composer living in and around Chicago with
a predilection for podcasts, cats, movies and meditation.

“Jim tucks introspective lyrics inside grand washes of shoegazer guitar”
- Greg Kot, The Chicago Tribune

NOTES & REVIEWS ABOUT THE LATEST RECORD


SILENT LIGHT (2017)

35 Tracks

Written in my new studio at the beginning of 2017, released around May, to showcase paranoia, longing, and new instrumentals.

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13 Tracks

Written after a rather long 3-year hiatus, I put together a collection of songs written in my home studio after moving back from Michigan.

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11 Tracks

A very synth-heavy record influenced by my love for both Depeche Mode and Sparklehorse.  Another break-up record of sorts as well, but contains a couple of my favorite moments in the history of making records.

 DEATHLESS (2015)

22 Tracks

Released in 2005 under the moniker Automatic Pilot, this record was a cathartic experience where I found my voice after losing my dad and a relationship failed.  This is the 10th anniversary remastered edition of what is considered my best record.

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12 Tracks

Written around the time I was heavily involved in the DIY music scene, helped foster the CLLCT collective, and wanted to play more live shows.  Thematically, it was about disconnection through technology but finding comfort in those around me.

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LET SLEEPING BEARS LIE (2010)

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17 Tracks

A collection or songs that I've written over the years from about 2002 - 2009 that I'm proud of.  Features tracks from all bands and monikers such as Friend of a Friend, Automatic Pilot, and James Eric.


MISCELLANEOUS COMPILATIONS / RECORDINGS