As opposed to J. G. Thirlwell's other instrumental group, Steroid Maximus, Manorexia features no collaborators and eschews musical structure for a more free-form and spontaneous approach. The results are often described as cinematic and textural.
2009 saw the release of The Venture Bros.: The Music of J. G. Thirlwell/Manorexia is credited as having written the soundtrack, released on April 7, 2009 by Williams Street, the album comprises of music that Thirlwell composed for the animated television series The Venture Bros.
"The Mesopelagic Waters" album has been released in March 2010 on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records label. It contains tracks from the first two Manorexia albums and is performed by a chamber ensemble.
"Dinoflagellate Blooms" is a studio album of all-new material and is released in both stereo and 5:1 surround.
The band was chosen to perform at the ATP I'll Be Your Mirror festival curated by ATP & Portishead on September 2011 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
The Blue Eyes soundtrack, was released in 2013, another musical score credited to J. G. Thirlwell and Manorexia, for the film of the same name, the album was released on December 3, 2013 by Ectopic Ents.
1) Volvox Turbo (2001)
2) The Radiolarian Ooze (2002)
3) The Mesopelagic Waters (2010)
4) Dinoflagellate Blooms (2011)