Release date October 30, 2015
Viands is a spontaneous collaboration between two auteurs of Detroit's underground music scene: Joel Peterson and David Shettler (Moon Pool and Dead Band). Temporal Relics, their debut album, is a deep,reflective and fearless alternate-reality keyboard meditation that draws on the pair’s broad musical vision to explore new vistas. Temporal Relic #1 & #2 are carved out of the same continuous 40-minute session that marked the first time the pair sat down together and "just hit record." Temporal Relics is a vast, expansive and moody inner-journey of epic proportion.
Joel Peterson (Immigrant Suns, Chatoyant, etc.) and Dave Shettler (Moon Pool and Dead Band, etc.) met in the early aughts while Peterson was actively building a name for himself presenting underground and new sounds (his and others) to Detroit audiences with his Bohemian National Home venue and Shettler was back-boning and warping various rock and R&B acts across Detroit and the western world. Viands began as a sound check for a visiting jazz pianist borrowing Shettler's Moog sitting atop the Piano in Peterson's current venue Trinosophes. All live, all completely improvised, Mastered by Ruud Lekx (Rude 66) and cut by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering in NYC. Temporal Relics comes housed in a wide full-color UV gloss jacket featuring artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator, Mark Salwowski, with layout by designer Beth Hall. A digital download code is included.
Side A: Temporal Relic #1
Side B: Temporal Relic #2