Both due out this week, the new full-lengths by Stephen Hitchell (as Variant) and Sons of the Dragon will be limited to 100 copies each.
Hitchell is a prolific dub techno artist, though you may know him better as Intrusion, or as half of Echospace and cv313, his duos with Rod Modell, AKA DeepChord. (If none of those ring a bell, there's also Soultek, Phase90, Radius and probably a few others). Variant is the name he uses for his ambient work. FallingStars features two lengthy tracks—one clocks in at 25 minutes, the other at just under an hour.
Like Hitchell, Sons of the Dragon regulars on echospace [detroit]. The mysterious duo allegedly includes one Motor City native and one artist from "elsewhere," though their exact identities are kept under wraps. The Motor City Matrix combines the tracks from their 2009 album Orbiting Planet Arp with two new recordings: a cv313 "Live Reduction" of "The Evolution of San Mi" and a live version of the title track, recorded at DEMF in 2002.
Both releases will be available on CD in limited runs of 100.
01. Falling Stars (Reprise)
02. The Setting Sun (Reprise)
Sons of the Dragon: The Motor City Matrix
01. The Motor City Matrix (Original)
02. The Motor City Matrix (edit)
03. The Motor City Matrix (SP12 Mix)
04. Dancing Stars
05. The Evolution Of San Mi
06. The Journey (Qui Niu)
07. Night Sky
08. River Drive
09. Orbiting Planet Arp
10. The Journey (cv313's Unreleased Live Mix)
11. The Evolution Of San Mi (cv313's Live Reduction)
12. The Motor City Matrix (Live Version @ DEMF 2002)
echospace [detroit] will release FallingStars and The Motor City Matrix on December 9th, 2012.