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POV2 : The Case For Square Waves While Searching For Happy Accidents

by Peter Grenader, Steve Roach, Miles Richmond

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Portis Five diverse approaches, all masterfully produced of course. Each track with individual adornments.. Favorite track: Van Dusen Green.
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rikm An inspired meeting of musical minds, bringing together three exceptionally talented sound explorers. It should come as no surprise that the trio work seamlessly together, exploring uncharted new soundworlds of great beauty and wonder.

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Matthieu JOLY So close to Eno... Love it
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juanbattaglino Magnificent! Lots of ambient releases end up sounding similar.... This one has personality, ideas, feelings, and each track is a beauty. Favorite track? All of them. Favorite track: 1,000 Theos.
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Gary Zaepfel This is so cool. Thanks everyone!
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1,000 Theos 15:18
Hattusha 12:10


With POV2 : The Case For Square Waves While Searching For Happy Accidents Peter Grenader, Steve Roach and Miles Richmond have ushered a new departure from their first release, returning to their Westcoast minimalist roots while testing a wide pallet of sonic possibilities - from ethereal timbral pastures to biting, hard hitting fury.

The thrust of POV was to sculpt a multi-timbral sonic landscape forged from a confluence of sound sources, The sonic food chain began from a core of electric and processed guitar via a modular synthesizer equipped with both standard and granular sampling capability. The infusions of flute and acoustic piano are on tap for further boundary pushing as are a few essential analog synths both virtual and vintage. Ultimately it's about the music itself, The point of view provided here is yours to experience, open to a myriad of interpretations.

Guest artists include Thighpaulsandra, Theo Travis and Martin Shellard.

For 4 POV2 bonus tracks and full album liner notes go to:



released January 1, 1980

Peter Grenader : Analog and Digital Electronics (synths), Guitar samples, Flute samples, Mellotron

Miles Richmond : Electric and Acoustic Guitars

Steve Roach : Oberhiem Xpander, Nord Wave 2 and Eurorack Modular on The Case For Square Waves While Searching For Happy Accidents, 1,000 Theos, Van Dusen Green and Hattusha

Thighpaulsandra : Piano on Hattusha

Theo Travis : Alto flute on 1,000 Theos

Martin Shellard : Guitar on Hattusha and Van Dusen Green

Written by Peter Grenader and Miles Richmond, except 1,000 Theos written by Peter Grenader, Hattusha written by Peter Grenader, Steve Roach and Thighpaulsandra and Van Dusen Green written by Martin Shellard and Peter Grenader)

Produced by Peter Grenader

Mastering by Jos Smolders (Earlabs)

POV2 logo by Simon Paul

Photography by Chuck van Zyl

All material ASCAP except Hattusha (ASCAP and BMI)

Special thanks to Thighpaulsandra, Theo Travis, Steve Roach, Martin Shellard, Chuck van Zyl and Susan Lafay


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As a pioneering cornerstone of ambient-atmospheric-electronic music, internationally-renowned artist Steve Roach has dedicated five decades to exploring myriad soundworlds that connect with a timeless source of inspiration.



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