vortexual [element one]

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    After doing our year end inventory, we stumbled across a rare CD. 100 were made and roughly 50 promo copies were shared at the 2015 Movement Festival in Detroit.

    This CD features a near 60 minute live session recording of element one in a more minimal sound structure/design than the original. Recorded live using tape loops, CV analog triggers, modular synthesizers, running randomized sequences triggered by effects loops. Fans of the more "dubbed out" minimal sound will have a lot to love here. Ambient and atmospheric in nature but dubbed out to the core of space, we'll let the music resonate within you.

    Limited Edition CD packaged in a beautiful custom printed (Retro matte finish) CD sleeve with Chrome Sticker. Housed in an imported Japanese resealable poly sleeve.

    Thank you for your support and love of these sonic excursions.

    Includes unlimited streaming of vortexual [element one] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Limited Edition Replicated CD packaged with Chrome Sticker in resealable poly sleeve.
    Compact Disc (CD)

    Packaged in a beautiful eco friendly sleeve made from recycled materials. The front cover features a beautiful 4" X 4" silver sticker, mounted and housed in an imported Japanese resealable poly sleeve. Professionally replicated and glass mastered CD disk. Limited to 300 copies of which only 100 will be available label direct. Thank you for your support and love of this music!

    Includes unlimited streaming of vortexual [element one] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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A sublime & new extended player from Echospace's, Variant project comes in the form of "Vortexual" [Element One], made exclusively for Movement Festival, Detroit, 2015. This is a near 50 minute cyclic voyage entering the realm of sonic mysticism: a vibrational experience outside of the mind ever-shifting & ever-evolving channels of frequency. For those captivated by Variant's reductions of Intrusion's, "A Gentle Embrace," there is plenty to adore within its composition. This is music to love to, to pray to, to heal to, to float in & drift away.....

Reviews:

On Vortextual (Element One), Echospace's Stephen Hitchell once again dons the Variant mask for a trip into the "realm of sonic mysticism". It was composed and produced for Detroit's Movement Festival, where Hitchell delivered a typically spacious, dubbed-out live performance. This recorded version is in the form of an hour-long exploration of dubbed-out ambient textures, where cyclical chords and melodies - drenched in delay and produced in a typically minimalist way - slowly rise and fall. They're occasionally joined by bouts of pulsating rhythm, with subtly ricocheting hits riding a watery, outer-space bassline. For the most part, though, it's a beatless and hypnotic excursion. -Juno

Element One of this sprawling science-fiction epic from Stephen Hitchell a.k.a one-half of Detroit techno duo, Echospace. 59 minutes in duration, it was originally composed and produced for Detroit's Movement Festival, where Hitchell delivered a spacious, dubbed-out live performance. This recorded version is in the form of an hour-long exploration of emptied out ambient space, GAS-like rhythm propulsion and endless, turbulent delay spirals… forever in movement. Hitchell himself labels his Variant alias as existing in the "realm of sonic mysticism”. Which is about right on. Long sold out from the artist, this is Limited Edition Replicated CD packaged with Chrome Sticker in re-sealable poly sleeve.-Bleep

Stephen Hitchell (Deepchord/Echospace) coaxes out an hour long trip into the dub mist of his machines. Prepare the floatation tank…! -Boomkat

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released August 14, 2015

written and produced by variant. mastered in echospace.

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