Boomkat Product Review:
Just shy of two hours of chasmic ambience and opiated throb by Echospace’s Stephen Hitchell a.k.a. Variant. Two years in the making.
“Over 2 years in the making and 10 years of synth programming and development, Variant's "Aurora's Dream" is reawakened. The inspiration stems from a new method of seeing and hearing thru re-synthesized harmonic tables and new algorithmic structures creating an analogue ocean of unexplored sounds. In search of sonic slivers beneath the surface, variant taps into something that breaks the mold; where the culmination of light and sound can reveal a new panoramic world. Painstakingly developed sound design, paying close attention to every finite detail, the original is revisited in search of sonic existence within the mind, capturing the essence of brain waves thru sound -- vibrational healing.
With Light, apparitions appear and disappear. Just as sound can interrupt and influence a dream. One lamp can light a hundred thousand lamps in the darkness. These ideas combined are the reveries into the reawakening of aurora's dream. Epiphanies towards enlightenment. Foreboding, yet distorted. Ominous, but inviting.. not for the faint of heart."