Miles Richmond, Peter Grenader (with Steve Roach)
2019 ZSR 5515 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Exposé Online, Star's End
Miles Richmond and Peter Grenader, along with guest artist Steve Roach, have released their debut project POV. This ambient work engages the listening experience through a multi-timbral sonic adventure drawn from gliss guitar inner-weavings and deeply nuanced modular synth worlds. The feeling throughout the flow presents a dynamic yet serene emotional terrain. Elemental touchstones are early Fripp and Eno, American Minimalism and textural ambient.
Miles Richmond is an electric guitarist and Hollywood-trained composer/arranger with a long tenure in music production. Previously-released collaborations include Tugruvu, which integrated sampled New York street interviews and found sound with electronic fourth-world rhythmic/ambient elements in the spirit of Jon Hassell, and eight 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 music composition at CalArts under the influence of Morton Subotnick, his music has been presented extensively in three continents, winning the Periòdic Experimental Music Festival in Barcelona and the Virginia Commonwealth Electronic Music Festival. Past collaborations include Analoglive! (with film composer Gary Chang, Nine Inch Nails keyboardist Alessandro Cortini, Richard Devine, Chas Smith, Thighpaulsandra), and the zZyzx Society (with Jill Fraser, Chas Smith, Thighpaulsandra and Danny Carey of Tool). Past releases include Secret Life on Coda Recordings, The zZyzx Society on ZSR Records and Patch.CV Two on Organic Records.
Guest performance and production support by Steve Roach.
|1. ||The Fermi Paradox|| || |
|2. ||Firmament (featuring Steve Roach)|| || |
|3. ||The Ooda Loop|| || |
|4. ||Frame 313|| || |
|5. ||The Ooda Loop Reprise|| || |
|6. ||Point of view (featuring Steve Roach)|| || |