Album cover: Gambit (2) Paul Schwarz, 1992 (alkyd, paper, canvas, 25 x 18.5 inches) Private collection of Nancy and Glen Mannisto. Photo by Robert Hensleigh
Seven Thousand Year Plan is the second LP from Viands, an electronic music duo that formed spontaneously when David Shettler and Joel Peterson hopped on stage during normal cafe hours at Trinosophes art space in Detroit. Drawing on spontaneous thematic material, ambient settings and aleatory elements, Viands constructs a new sonic universe every time they perform. Their long-form epics seem to have structure and development but are the product of the intuitive interplay between members David Shettler and Joel Peterson, each of whom have established histories in music-making of all kinds.
1. The Gifting of VA/243
2. Set Adrift/Celestial Companions
released June 8, 2018
This continuous performance was recorded on a hand-held device while "rehearsing" for a festival in May 2016. All music created and performed by David Shettler and Joel Peterson.
David Shettler | Roland Piano Plus 11 and Moog Sub Phatty
Joel Peterson | Rhodes Suitcase 73, Arturia Minibrute and Wurlitzer MLM101
Mastered By Leith Campbell