Artension was the brainchild of Shrapnel Information mind Mike Varney. He received a demonstration from Vitalij Kuprij and Roger Staffelbach of the project they known as Atlantis Increasing. He got the theory to connect them up with John Western, Kevin Chown, and Mike Terrana. The effect was a music group known as Artension (called for a combined mix of what “artwork” and “pressure”) along with a Compact disc called In to the Eye from the Surprise. The group adopted that launch with Phoenix Increasing.