White Pillar is the first of a multi-part series, intended to both document and transfigure the sonic ephemera from the White Pillar Workshop's surrounding area - a valley in southern Ohio, near such things as a USAF base, NASA and the Serpent Mound, the largest serpent effigy in the world, which dates back to 300 BCE. These locations and several others factor heavily into what populates the airwaves and frequency bands of many types, and the White Pillar series exists to isolate such bands and transmute them into something musically affecting. As such, it is fitting that this recording and those that follow it bear the namesake of the new studio, christening it publicly and properly, and looking ever forward to the future.
released April 6, 2017
W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded live at White Pillar Workshop, October 2016, using intercepted AM radio signals in conjunction with a Yamaha RY20, Alesis Microbrute and a host of unique analog/digital FX devices. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Photography by Brian at Rolling Knoll, Summer 2016. This is Milieu Music number WPW001.