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Plan B

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Plan B - I'm The Captain, Where We Going?, 2006, Fourthcity Records(US) and Ggoo22 Records(EU).
Plan B - Buoy, 2005, Hand To Mouth Media internet release
Plan B - Keepsake, 2003, Ggoo22 Records(EU).
Plan B - Like A Ship Sailing, 2001, Luckyhorse Industries(US)


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PLAN B began as as basement studio solo project in 2001 has developed into 6 piece indie-orchestra. Laptop Artist and multi-instrumentalist James van Leuven composes and produces PLAN B music, but the newest PLAN B full length album “I’m The Captain, Where We Going?” is a collaboration with some of Seattle’s most talented musicians in Seattle’s underground: Violinist Sarah Standard(ex-Carissa’s Weird), Cellist Brent Arnold(Modest Mouse, Built to Spill), Jen Kozel(Elliot Smith, Built to Spill), Standup Bassist Leigh Gable, Trumpeter Bill Jones, Vocalist Krista Holly Warden, Cellist Serena Imago Mum),Vocalist Amy Blaschke and Turntablist Andy Sells(FCS North).

"Plan B's 2002 CD, Like a Ship Sailing, is better understood when compared with Land of the Loops'
1996 release, Bundle of Joy. Both are similar in that they share a fondness for bizarre samples and beautiful sound effects generated by dusty equipment. But the differences between the artists (Plan B is James van Leuven; Land of the Loops is Alan Sutherland) are more instructive. As with Beck's album Odelay, Land of the Loops' hiphop beats are separate from and work in counterpoint to the alternative-rock melodies. Plan B's music has no such division; everything instead seems organic and indigenous. This is why van Leuven's music is startling: it's not novel (like Beck's) or experimental (like Land of the Loops'), but authentic." Charles Mudede of The Stranger Newspaper