Lotus formed at Goshen College in Indiana in 1999. After a few years of playing what they describe as “jamtronica”, Lotus recruited percussionist Chuck Morris in 2001 and shifted their focus to instrumental music, taking inspiration from electronic musicians such as The Orb.
Influenced heavily by the band’s love for dance music and artists like The Orb, Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and Air the band’s style has gravitated toward elements of the electronic genre while maintaining the foundation of jam rock.
Since 2006 the band has fused elements of progressive and post rock into their sound. Artists like Trans Am, Tortoise, Broken Social Scene and Beck have influenced Lotus. – Wikipedia