Boomkat Product Review:
Sequential Sleep is an ambient two-part CD release made for dreaming, a sonic travelogue set in multiple locations within a winter forest.
“We're excited to announce the secondary edition of Variant's "Sequential Sleep" (ver1.2) a beautiful complement to the original, but at the same time, entirely unique. Taking the foundation and elements of (ver1) and stripping it back into the ether, dubbed out and treated from reel-to-reel tape creating an almost vaporous atmosphere all its own, deep, organic and mystical. Utilizing a combination of purely analog mixing, a variety of field recording methods and dubbing it in real time, hands on the controls, no edits, no computer, just the ghostly harmonics and shivery bi-products you would come to expect of obsolete vintage electronics. The analog warmth has never sounded so sweet, mixed at antique modulation in Ann Arbor.
"Playing CD#2 of Sequential Sleep (ver1.2) and it's breathtaking. I really love this long form stuff. You're a master at this. Full immersion sound fields. Very organic. Robert Rich talked about "glurp" in an old Keyboards Magazine (about 1989 I think). He said this glurpy area is where sounds that are organic sound electronic, and electronic sounds seem organic. He strived to create a sound where you couldn't tell what was natural and what was electronic. You're in that zone. Am I listening to the wind, or am I listening to phased noise from a synth? I don't really want to know. I prefer just enjoying it and not over-analyzing it. Beautiful stuff." -Rod Modell”