Yo! Varien here. IAMA multi-instrumentalist composer and producer. My debut album, "The Ancient & Arcane" comes out next week. AMA!
What's good? Varien here to answer any of your questions. Maybe you've heard my music in trailers for 300: Rise of an Empire, The Purge: Anarchy, The Loft, or Planetside 2. Perhaps you heard my work in Furious 7, or in TV shows like Face Off and The Walking Dead. I have also worked with people like Skrillex, Celldweller, and Two Steps from Hell on original music. In 2010, I made a silly remix of Justin Bieber that was a viral sensation, and Reddit played an integral part of that. There's a lot more stuff that I've done, but that's just a small taste.
My debut album, "The Ancient & Arcane" comes out next Wednesday, August 5th. It combines traditional cultural music with modern electronic music, hence the title of the album! You can expect to hear all sorts of stuff, ranging from traditional Japanese-infused future bass to Peruvian electro swing and bluegrass house. The lead single, "Supercell" is out now. You can listen to it here or watch the official music video here. I've also begun to post previews of all the tracks on my Instagram.
Besides my career, I enjoy gaming a lot, fitness, tattoos and piercings, as well as anything with vintage gothic aesthetic. I’m also an avid book reader; I love to learn about the world around us.
You can ask me anything about my upcoming LP, as well as projects past, present, and future. Personal stuff is fine as well.
I'll be back at 3PM PST to answer as much as I can.
Shoutout to the Monstercat family! Thank you.
EDIT: Done for the night. Thank you guys for a fun time! Let's do this again, yeah?