Boomkat Product Review:
Immersive hour-long drift by Echospace’s Stephen Hitchell a.k.a. Variant: meshing fire-pit field recordings and modular synths in a heady atmospheric pressure system.
“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.”