Another excellent work from the archives of American composer William Basinski (who is also responsible for one of the most beautiful and moving series in the field of experimental music: the four Disintegration Loops I-IV CDs released on his own 2062 label). This 2CD is a joint release with David Tibets (Current 93) own Durtro label. It comes in a 4 panel digisleeve. William Basinski about this work: Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive was created in 1981 using piano tape loops, which were played randomly against themselves creating feedback loops. By cloning small cells of melody and then breeding them randomly, new sounds were formed. These new sounds move in and out of the original cells, creating complex crystalline structures: new life forms not unlike cities for example, which the original cells occupy, moving in and out of one another in surprising variations. The equipment I used to record these pieces was very primitive and my recording technique preposterously amatuerish at that time, yet what occurred in these youthful experiments compelled me to continue learning and growing as a composer." - Die Stadt.