Miles Richmond 

guitars, loops

Peter Grenader

25

analog/digital electronics,

loops, glass harp

GALLERY

Steve Roach

additionasynths,processors,
piano

HE POV

The initial sessions which became POV were recorded over three days in November 2018 in Los Angeles where The Fermi Paradox and  Ooda Loop were tracked.   Work on the balance of the recording began in early 2019, outside of  The Ooda Loop Reprise which is an electronic manipulation / remix of stems from those first sessions.

The thrust of POV was to sculpt a multi-timbral sonic landscape based upon  guitar and  processed  guitar via a modular synthesizer equipped with both standard and granular sampling capability. While looping was incorporated, the synths were not just a pedal board for the guitar - by ‘freezing’ a sample, the guitar acted as the oscillators for the synths. In some instances this integration was more involved:  Firmament’s main motif consisted of a modular synthesizer manifesting the repeated arpeggiations  of sampled guitar notes arranged as alternating variations of a C maj scale, less the seventh degree.

 

 While electronically generated timbres were incorporated, they were an exception.

 

 

 


Written by Miles Richmond and Peter Grenader, except Point of View written by Miles Richmond, Peter Grenader and Steve Roach 

Produced by Miles Richmond and Peter Grenader

Production Support by Steve Roach

Guitar engineering on Frame 313 by Thighpaulsandra

Mastering by Jos Smolders (Earlabs)

Typography by Simon Paul

All material ASCAP except Point of View  (ASCAP and BMI)


Miles Richmond played an unamped Fender Stratocaster guitar processed by Native Instruments Guitar Rig, an Abelton Push II and an Electro-Harmonix 720 Looper.

Peter Grenader used an analog / digital hybrid modular synthesizer consisting  largely of  Plan B / EAR equipment as well as 2HP, Qu-bit, Intelligel, Mutable, Doepfer, Toppobrillo, PT Audio, Flame and Audio Damage modules, the Toolbox modular synthesizer and glass harp.

Steve Roach used an Oberheim Matrix 12 and  Xpander, Eventide and  Lexicon processors, Emu 4XT Ultra and Yamaha CP33 piano  

Special thanks to Steve Roach, Thighpaulsandra, Pangaea, D&W.

 

Miles Richmond is a Hollywood trained composer/arranger with a long tenure in music production with Tuesday Productions including cues for Budweiser, Disney, Ford, American Airlines, CBS Sports, Target, KFC, Chevrolet among others. Previous released collaborations include Tugruvu, which integrated sampled NYC street interviews and found sound with electronic forth world rhythmic/ambient elements in the spirit of Jon Hassell, and 8 albums with Komla Amoaku - founder and director of the National Theatre of Ghana in Accra, West Africa.



Peter Grenader has an enduring history in electronic music. Studying composition at CalArts with Morton Subotnick, his work has been performed throughout the USA and Europe -- winning the Virginia Commonwealth EAM Festival and the Periòdic Experimental Music Festival in Barcelona.   Past collaborations include Analoglive (with Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails,  Coil/Elizabeth Fraser synthesist Thighpaulsandra, film composer Gary Chang,  Chas Smith and Richard Devine),  zZyzx Society (with Jill Fraser and featuring Chas Smith, Thighpaulsandra and Tool's Danny Carey)  and The Third Ear (with Shiro Fujioka and Doug Lynner). He was featured in the Patch CV Modular Revolution documentary series, Darwin Gross'  Art + Music + Technology ep. 208 and Data Cult Audio vol. 0106. Past releases include Secret Life on Coda Recordings, The zZyzx Society on ZSR Records and Patch.CV Two on Organic Records.


 

Steve Roach is a leading American pioneer in the evolution of ambient/electronic music. Grammy nominated in 2018 and 2019 consecutively, his career spans 4 decades and nearly 200 releases including Structures from Silence, Dreamtime return and Mysrtic Chords& & Sacred Spaces parts 1-4. Drawing from a vast, unique and deeply personal authenticity, his works are fueled by the momentum of a lifetime dedicated to the soundcurrent.  Roach is an artist operating at the pinnacle of his artform, driven by a passion, unbroken focus and time-suspending spaces reflecting his spiritual  home  in Arizona to the fire-breathing,sequencer-driven rhythmic-tribal expressions woven from all  things electric and  organic, this innovative world of sound has been nourished by years of transcendent concerts worldwide.  Capturing peak moments as they occur in his Timeroom studio,  he creates a sonic experiencce that breathes emotion and vital life energy to an ever-growing worldwide audience.

The Fermi Paradox (sample).mp3
Firmament (feat Steve Roach).mp3
The Ooda Loop (sample).mp3
Frame 313 (sample).mp3
The Ooda Loop Reprise (sample).mp3
Point Of view (feat Steve Roach).mp3
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Digital (WAV/mp3)

POV is currently playing on:

KZSC-FM (Santa Cruz, CA)

One World Radio (London)
MODUL303 (Germany)
Electronic Music Radio (Venezuela)
West Star Radio (UK)
WMUH-FM and WDIY-FM (Allentwon PA

WGRN-FM (Columbus, OH)

KXLU-FM (Los Angeles)
WPRB-FM (Princeton. NJ) 

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Digipak CD

Theo Travis and POV. Pleased to announce that

Steve Roach, Miles Richmond and Peter Grenader have 

enlisted the unmatched talents of British flute/sax phenom

Theo Travis (Soft Machine, Gong, Travis and Fripp, etc) for the POV 2 project - currently in production. Expect 1,000 Theos!

POV included in Journeyscapes and Ambient Visions top

20 ambient albums lists  

POV included in Hypnagogue and Sequences Podcasts 

POV featured on Space Junk Radio Finland

POV's Firmament played on Bill Fox's Thought Radio 

Peter Grenader credited for synth work  on Tool's Fear Inoculum

POV album reviewed by Exposé magazine 

POV album reviewed by Star's End/Chuck van Zyl

POV featured on WPRB-FM Music With Space show

POV included in Star's End Radio top 32 

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POV reviewed by Dereckvon (youtube) 

 POV featured on Alien Air KXLU-FM Los Angeles

POV featured in Syndae Podcast Episode 485

POV album reviewed on Death Metal Underground

POV has been added to radio playlists on KZSC-FM (Santa Cruz),

One World Music Radio (London), MODUL303 (Germany), Electronic Music Radio (Venezuela),

 

West Star Radio (UK),  WMUH-FM (Allentown PA), WDIY-FM (Lehigh Valley PA) , WGRN-FM
 
(Columbus, OH), 
WXPN-FM (Philly), WXPH-PM (Harrisburg, PA), WKHS-FM (Baltimore), WXPJ-FM

 

(Hackettstown, NJ), W285DH (Whitehall, PA), WPRB-FM (Princeton NJ) & KXLU-FM (Los Angeles)

POV Digipak CD available on steveroach.com and Bandcamp

POV related links • streaming links of past projects, interviews

POV featured on the official TOOL website

Miles Richmond & Peter Grenader were in studio with Thomas Klepper.  Now streaming on dublab.org 

POV interview & album premier  on  DubLab Radio

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Filmmaker Daniel Guerrier has selected the POV title track  'Point Of View' as the score for his beautifully crafted short 'Maria ' feat Caroline Amiguet's stunning performance. Have a look below:

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