"Complete Variations" is a selection of works from the duo of Colin Andrew Sheffield (samples, processing) and James Eck Rippie (turntables, guitar). The six pieces comprising this album were recorded "live" with no additional production and were wholly improvised. Each of the album's pieces utilizes sounds from a single instrument as its sole source material. Here, the duo's examinations of the viola, guitar, organ, harp, and flute result in six unique components of a unified whole: a textured ambience that is rich and subtle, simple and complex.
Three of these tracks were originally released by Elevator Bath in 2001 as a vinyl LP entitled "Variations." The other three tracks which have been added to this edition were recorded shortly after the original material but had not been made available previously.