James Welburn Active


Lillehammer, Norway

James Welburn has been playing bass guitar in avant-rock bands in London since the early 90’s, and later studied sound art before working in the film sound design industry. This was followed by 10 years submerged in the latest software developments in Berlin whilst escaping into the cities rich experimental scene at night. Since then Welburn combines and modifies deconstructed electric bass guitar sounds with abstract software processing. Sometimes performing solo live sets, featuring ambient landscapes of noisy drones and distorted bass. In addition he has played with Australian experimental jazz drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) in the band Transmit since 2009. Buck also appears on James´s debut album "Hold" (Miasmah 2015). Residing in Lillehammer, Norway since 2014, his latest release Sleeper in the Void (Miasmah 2021) features co-conspirators from the Norwegian underground scene - Tomas Järmyr (Motorpsycho, Zu, Yodok), Hilde Marie Holsen (Hubro Records) and vocal artist Juliana Venter (W/V, Phil Winter). 


Sleeper in the Void Album

Released on April 16, 2021

Hold Album

Released on May 08, 2015