From James Plotkin's Website:
"I have decided to leave KHANATE due to the lack of commitiment of certain members. The decision was a difficult one, as I've put six years and immeasurable amounts of creativity into the band hoping to take it as far as possible. The past year has brought about many missed opportunities and the realization that some players are more concerned with personal careers and day jobs rather than the advancement of music as an artform. I will continue to work with drummer Tim Wyskida on a number of other projects, mainly KHLYST and our improvisational duo. Gratitude to all those that have supported what we have done and acknowledged our importance in modern music.
The companion album to Capture & Release is currently being mixed. This yet untitled work consists of spontaneous recordings made during the C&R sessions dating back to February 2005. This will be my final work in KHANATE."
Bad news! I think that might be it meself. Plotkin is stupidly talented and it would probably be a very different band without him.