Turning Heads with August Billy

Lim Orion

September 13, 2020

Turning Heads episode 15 features London musician Lim Orion. Lim Orion is the new solo project for Cara Sebastian, who’s also the guitarist and vocalist of London rock band Shade Ray (fka Marine). 

Cara’s been releasing singles as Lim Orion for the last 18 months, drip feeding music from her upcoming debut album, Cosmic Salt. We’ve heard ‘Hot Flower’, ‘Mirror Mirror’, ‘Stones’, and the latest single, ‘Gold Plated’. 

It’s a contrast in sound to Shade Ray, which is a dynamic rock band. Lim's music retains the band’s penchant for creating atmosphere and space, but removes the robust rhythm section and tendency toward noisy climaxes. Instead, Lim Orion has more of an ambient slant, at times recalling Brian Eno’s work with Daniel Lanois – it’s very textural, intimate and has an organic looseness.

Some of her other influences include Cat Power and Liz Phair, as well as Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, which we speak about in the podcast. We also talk about Lim’s commercial aims (or the absence thereof), how the new project differs from Shade Ray, being jealous of the work of your peers and how easily music can alter your mood.

Check out "Lim Pickinz Vol. 1" on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7IUsCAVWz6UlGg6rgGZvLo?si=92vjS8zKRnCrCHfmez1SpA

Turning heads is recorded on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation; the traditional custodians of the land. I pay my respects to their elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

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