A dark, disorientating journey into the liminal and the sublime, courtesy of Vancouver musician Ross Birdwise. Based on a composition written and performed by the artist and Nathan Medema in 2001 as part of the duo if then do, Nine Variations sees Birdwise stretching and tearing at his source material as if at an enormous invisible fabric; the work's original chord progressions warped into strange, unspeakable configurations. Terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure, this is experimental music at it's most fearless and exploratory.
…Birdwise tugs at and tears the rigid grid that bolsters most electronic music, warping space-time in the process. His mutant rhythms are both intoxicating and mind-boggling. - Nine Chains to the Moon