Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews
Run for cover! The thunder sets the mood.The upward curve of brilliance continues to who knows what outcome. I am sure to stick around for the journey. Fill your space with the Grand Canyon of sound. Incredible production and performance.
Variant's albums invoke various celestial phenomena ranging from comets, to stars, to the aurora borealis. The cosmic preoccupation plays out in the music too, which ranges from warm analog space ambient infused with field recordings to more rhythmically active synthesizer loops and drones.
Pyralis is a collaboration, inspired by coniferous Michigan, lost in the flames on a dreamy starlit night, it was quite majestic. Live recordings took place last fall for a small bonfire event on the night of the harvest moon, limited to a small amount of people to contact the spirits.
released April 13, 2016
w + p by variant. mastered in echospace. recorded live under michigan starlight in the v.b. state park. additional modular programming by N.S.
contains field recordings of a thunderstorm captured on a Sound Devices 702. field recorder mounted on a stand next to a live fire pit.
photography by nasa.gov courtesy of Hubble telescope.