James Collin is an instrumental musician and composer focusing on music for use in film and video. His style ranges from ambient electronic to blues, rock and even classical genres, although a sense of minimalism pervades most of his work.

James is influenced by numerous artists and genres, chiefly minimalists and jazz musicians, as well as more recent, popular artists. His work carries very cinematic and emotional qualities and seems to tell stories and paint pictures with harmony and melody.

He has performed live, either solo or with an ensemble, on several occasions, at coffee shops, art galleries, basements and venues within the great state of Michigan. James Collin resides in Chicago, IL and occasionally performs live with friends in the area.

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My new album, L+R-A+D, was released on March 1st and will be available in iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and other online stores very soon.

mot.ion and move.ment

James Collin is an American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Chicago, IL.

He has officially released four albums: "As Luck Would Have It", "mot.ion", "L+R-A+D" and "The Passenger". Two more albums are in the works - "move.ment", an EP featuring a full backing band and written as a companion to "mot.ion", and a yet to be titled full length featuring collaborations with french singer and lyricist Bruno Gatinet. In addition to albums, Collin often shares singles, demoes and videos through his web site.

He has written music for videos, trailers and short films. He was featured as Ambient Artist of the Month on the former GarageBand.com, as well iCompositions.com. More recently his song "Aube" was chosen as the closing track for a limited edition compilation of Michigan artists, "In The Orchard of Osiris".

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