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Canon Blue is primarily Nashville, Tennessee's Daniel James, whose indie-tronic songs result from interest in electronic acts Boards of Canada and Autechre as well as songwriters Serge Gainsbourg and Nick Drake. His Colonies LP saw a September 2007 release in Europe through Denmark label Rumraket. The record was mixed by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and mastered by noted electronic artist Cristian Vogel. While on tour in Europe, James began work on his next album, recording between shows and working with the Amiina string quartet to expand his sound into more orchestral territories. The result was the lush and eclectic 2011 album, Rumspringa, which was released by Temporary Residence. ~ Kenyon Hopkin