Glochids is James Roemer of Arizona, currently Oakland-based. Succulents field researcher, gamelan experimentalist, bricoleur extraordinaire, James plays many objects, including metallophone percussion, a language learning computer replete with old school punch card interface, cactus quills (glochids), street sweeper kalimba, and electronics. His field-recorded snapshots of these sounds tend to blur with their backgrounds until focal point becomes the ear of the beholder. In performance, electro-acoustic environments are meticulously presented, with elements of chance interwoven, mediated in their deployment to serve the aesthetic intention of the piece. Glochids has albums released by Weird Ear, Phinery, Lime Lodge, Ascetic House, AughtVoid, and Enmossed.