2009 was the year that the Sexby finally released original solo material under the name of the Sexby (AKA Sexby, Jamie Sexby, James Sexby), after previous alias collaborative projects.
The single "Accordion Drive", a driving minimal dance track rush harking back to such albums as North Star, appeared in August 2009. This was followed up by the album "Surges", mixing between dance orientated material such as "Accordion Drive" and "Rotations" with the experimental "125 Variant 1" and the ambient "Christmas Vinyl".
As a direct follow up to Surges in attitude, 2010 saw the stark Detroit single of "Tinned Lips" released on Valentine's Day with the album "Sly" released on Midsummers Day. Again the material moved between the dancefloor ("Tinned Lips" and "Moses Fantasy"), ambient lush ("Waltzing Darling?" a tribute track to Malcolm McLaren), and minimal rush ("Chorale 92").
During the period between the release of "Tinned Lips" and its album "Sly", came the release of a triple album set (released separately) known as the "Triptych". Materially they demonstrated a harder Industrial side to the Sexby's character with slow moving drones laying out bleak landscapes. Each were dedicated to the memory of particular artists who had previous worked in similar fields of presentation (Splet, Rothko and Kubrick).
The end of 2010 saw Sexby start to issue a number of significant new music cycles: the Melody Dramas and the Gestellt Symphonies.
"Pointillistic Sources" was released in September and was the first of the Melody Dramas, a form of tightly knitted movements that mixed and blurred dance and progressive electronica in an operatic and classical way (as the single "On Matters of Life and Death" from the Drama demonstrated).
This orchestral move within the language of the Sexby was immediately underlined by the first Gestellt Symphony. A cycle of 4 symphonies, each standing independent from one other whilst combining not only to make a much larger statement but also throwing a completely different light upon the material.
In a turn about way the 4th Symphony: Deforma Fortuna was released first in October, followed by the 3rd Symphony: Winterleider (Winter Regrettably: Songs from the Winter) and the 2nd: the Organ Symphony (using themes from Hildegard of Bingen) in November and the 1st: the Orthodoxy appearing in December.
After the success of the Gestellt format the second symphony cycle was immediately launched in early 2011 with the LOWERcase Symphony, seizing upon Lowercase musical developments of such writer as Steve Roden, whilst mixing it with humour with JB Fletcher and Hitchcock. The 2nd in the cycle (the Chinz Symphony) will appear mid 2011 with a pastoral attitude to it.
Other commissions are provisionally penciled in for 2011/2012 Concerto for Player Piano, "Killing, No Murder: With Some Additions Briefly Discoursed in Three Questions 1659" (Dramma per musica), "Serenade for Strings and Things".
Sexby's History and Stories from Municipal Parks and Commons: The Singles Collection and the Melody Dramas - the 2nd "the KangFlaben Files" and the 3rd "the Kent Connection" - are also planned to be released around these commissions.