the embryo
NEWS   Announcement!!!

Randolf Arriola created the movie score and ambient tracks featured on reknowned Sam Loh's new atmospheric suspense thriller short film called "Double Lives" which was premiered at Objectifs 1 Mar. Stay tuned for it's official release soon in 2006!

The embryo comprising Randolf, Wendy and Victor Soh performed a great set showcasing 2 instrumentals and 2 new songs among other at Barnone showcasing a mix of the ambient and psychedelic rock out tunes.

Randolf's lead and textural guitar work will be featured in Frenchman Bruno LeFlanchec's upcoming Modern Jazz album tentatively titled "Logical Nonsence"

Randolf plays acoustic solo and duo sets at the beautiful bistro called Timbre at the the Substation (previously called the Fat Frog)

Randolf currently performs solo acoustic sets at the Harry's transit lounge at Changi Airport on Mon, Fri and Sun bw 6 to 9pm playing a mix of solo acoustic ambient originals and interpretations of classics from the folk, rock, jazz and pop. You can also catch Randolf and Wendy playing together as a duo at Harry's Holland Village on Thurs nights bw 9.30 to midnight.

Randolf performs with Camra at the Esplanade outdoor theater showcasing some new tunes. Catch it at 7.30pm 21st Jan 2006.

Randolf is working with Camra producing, engineering and guest playing on Camra's new songs scheduled for release in EP format in 1st quater 2006.

Randolf is working on the soundtrack for a short film for the reknown Sam Low titles Double Lives. Catch it when it's released soon in early 2006.

Randolf accompanied by Danny and Trevor and Gary of the Ublues played a post X'mas afternoon show on Dec 27th at the Esplanade's Concert Hall to a
audience attendance of 1,200! It was funny and great fun at the same time.

embryo comprising Randolf, Wendy and Kenny performed 2 nights of ambient and psychedelic rock out tunes over X'mas eve at the Gas Haus. The sound was lovely the atmosphere was surreal and the stage was cluttered with gear and snakes of cables. Merry X'mas and a Happy New Year everyone from the embryo!

embryo comprising Randolf Arriola and Wendy Phua will perform an intimate soundscape show tentatively called "Tea Sound Session" at the Arts House on 29th Oct from 5pm to 8pm also included in the performance is a post performance Q&A cum clinic about music, gear and mods. Admission is free and limited run of cds made available for purchase.

Check it out and witness a new song in the making "Long Distant Calling" in demo sketch form recorded in the rehearsal room with the new embryo lineup fet. Wendy(Bass) and Aleem(Drums).

Randolf is currently working out guitar tracks with Lewis Pragasam of Asiabeat for their upcoming album! Lewis who has played and recorded with some of the world greats including Billy Cobham, Bob James, Tony Levin and many others is one the most respected Drummer and Percussionist from Asia. Lewis Pregasam is from Malaysia.



"the embryo" is currently rehearsing for a live performance in Aug at the Esplanade. The lineup includes;
Fuz (Guitar)
Nigel (Guitar)
Wendy (Bass)
Aleem (Drums)

Randolf who co produced and engineered the CAMRA was performing ambient and textural guitar fills with the band coinciding the launch of the debut cd "Normally Open" at Esplanade last sat 26Mar05!

He is currently performing live on acoustic solo, duo and full electric band setups performing unique renditions of covers from the classic and modern era at Harry's T1 (Mon), Esplanade( Tues) and Harbour Front (Wed) Riverside Bar on Fri and Sat nights. Do come by to meet and experience his musical talents live in person! smile :)
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Hi there. Welcome aboard and thanks for coming by! If this is your first introduction here then the good news is that you are about to experience music of a unique blend from an extraodinary musician. Sit back, relax, read on and listen to the exclusive preview tracks. Do write back to offer your comments or drop by to simply say "Hello".

embryo is the creative vehicle of singer, songwriter guitarist Randolf Arriola. Music by the embryo, has often been described by listeners as an amalgamation of some of the greatest world renowned and obsucure artists across medium and genre. Musically self taught, he was born and raised in Singapore. Music from the embryo is a multi level experience that stirs the head, the heart and the soul.
Why this name?
Randolf chose "embryo" as the name of his creative unit inspired by a previously unreleased obscure track of the same name by Pink Floyd. The embryo though small and almost insignificant suggests great wonders and potential for newborn fearless dreams.
Do you play live?
Yes, and have been for years quite fortunately survived professionally by being one of the top players in the local show band scene having played at some of the most popular clubs including Top 10, Sparks, Fire, Branigans, Tornado, Subway, Celebrities, Rainbow, Hotline, Woodstock, California Jam, Laughs and Bojangles, Trapizza at Shangrila Sentosa, Riverside(formerly Backstage Bar at Singapore Indoor Stadium), Harry's various outlets and Historia World Music Bar, Esplanade and the Arts House performing either originals or unique reinterpretations of classic covers from the classic and current era with various highly talented musicians in the local club circuit on weekends in Singapore.

His introduction into the local scene began with competitions.first band competition was in '85 at the Yamaha Combo where his band Blue Horizon performed their original as a finalist. "Exit Twilight" also performed originals as finalist in '87 at Rainbow. His band Carousel's performance of his original song (Shining Eyes)won the top prize in '89 at Hotline. His band Ying Yang was unanimously judged as the top band in '90 at Celebrities with their interpretation of Parts 1,2&3 of Pink Floyd's The Wall and Rainbow's "I Surrender".

Randolf's combined passion for heartfelt thought provoking songwriting and experimenting with sound treatments create a sound and style that is uniquely his own.

Always seeking ways to expand his musical craft, Randolf also derives great satisfaction from performing covers with a personalized approach.
"It's fun when you discover new ways to interpret songs in ways never thought of before because the musicians add their own personal magic to the ever changing combination of possibilties..." My current attitude in cover bands is more positive compared to my previous experiences with the show band stint which was exciting and challenging for awhile but wore off after awhile. One of my most memorable moments as a musician was when I played the opening act for Grammy Award Winner Sheryl Crow back in Apr '95 when she came by Singapore during her world tour. Sheryl and her musicians were very supportive and encouraging of my playing and the songs of the band (Naked). My most challenging gig was quite laughable really. I responded to a call from the Pony Canyon office to turn up for a gig supporting Tommy Page on a regional promotional performance at Sparks. I did not realize until I was at the soundcheck that I was the sole musician supporting him singing and playing the piano. Man was I glad that I did my homework enough to pull off half the set unplugged style." Phew!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
I think this technology has created wonderful opportunities for creative individuals to reach out to wider audiences beyond the borders of any nation regardless of language race or religion. Almost beyond imagination and absolutely wonderful!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Maybe Yes, maybe no.
Band History:
Was a singer guitarist of the following bands; Blue Horizon, Exit Twilight, Little Gang, Ying Yang, Carousel, Tony Goh and Friends, Steeky Does!, Naked. Currently with the Riverside Cats (AKA.Beach Cats, Inner City Cats, Voodoo Cats, Hard Rock Cats, Mad Cats...go figure :)

As a producer/engineer and session player I've worked with some of the finest award winning local and regional indie acts including; Padres, Livonia, Boredphucks, Electric Co, Ecrus Garage, AIFF, Camra, Gentlyfall, Opposition Party, June Koh, Sugarflies, Melt, Mother, Oddfellows, Leslie Low, Yeow, X'Ho, Mark Chan and Love Me Butch, Bruno Lefranche, Louis Pragasam(Asiabeat) amongst others.
Your influences?
Almost everthing that I've heard and imagined that I heard has had profound influences on my continual journey as a wide eyed creative child of the universe. I aspire to find my own little voice and song to contribute back to the listener who hears music with an open heart.
Favorite spot?
Los Angeles. I was there in '98 for the NAMM show with Singapore's local authority of Vintage Guitar Mr. Thomas Leong, Clinton Carnegie (S'pore's Finest Gtrist) and Shah Tahir (Ex Heritage Gtrist and Top Gun Producer, Audio Engineer) I acquired my '69 Gibson Goldtop Les Paul and Custom Shop Fender Strat there and still have fond memories of LA each time I pick up these current main instruments.
Anything else...?
Currently performing solo 3 nights a week at Changi Airports T2 Harry's lounge, Randolf incorporates an interesting repertoire of classics and improvs executed in a distinctive style which combines his voice, pick n fingerstyle acoustic guitar with his loop and pedal efx setup. Stay tuned for more updates as Randolf will be expanding his solo performances throughout the heart of town starting towards the end of this year.

Randolf as a professional musician is also actively involved in music production and the local radio industry and has among many clients done commercials and musical productions for including;
1.JAL
2.CANON
3.SHARP
4.WACOAL
5.PHILIPS
7.STARHUB
8.FUJI FILM
9.NORTHWEST AIRLINE
10.ISETAN
11.COLD STORAGE
12.ICHIBAN BOSHI
13.KURIYA
14.SONY MUSIC
15.WARNER MUSIC
16.UNIVERSAL MUSIC
17.BMG MUSIC
18.EMI
19.LAMC
20.LUSHINGTON
21.SHOW COMPANY
23.HEEREN SHOPS
24.HITACHI
25.JAZZ AT SOUTHBRIDGE
26.POH HENG JEWELRY
27.POKKA
28.MITSUBISHI
29.MEDIACORP
30.TOSHIBA
31.PHILIPS

Actively involvement with the local indie bands naturally found him applying his creativity in event and show coordination. Brainchild behind J-Rock events at Heeren shops, the 2002 Asian Youth n Music Festival in conjuction with Hello Singapore FM96.3 The International Channel of Mediacorp Radio. His recent projects have found him applying his touch in getting locals pubs and clubs to include local based indie bands into their entertainment roster, These include Historia, Gahaus, Timbre of late. He is the creative behind the well received and attended monthly series of Openstage all night indie band fest held at Timbre once a month.

Educated in Electronics Engineering he also dabbles with various electronic projects performing repairs, upgrades and modifications to various guitar gear including stomp pedals, wahs, tube amps and guitars of course! Email for advice and details about customizing requests.

Randolf currently uses the following for studio, live and "leisure plug in and jam" works;

GUITARS
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1. FENDER CUSTOM SHOP '54 STRATOCASTER
2. GIBSON GOLDTOP LES PAUL "Vintage" '69
3. TAYLOR 410 ACOUSTIC
4. GODIN MULTIAC STEEL DUET
5. GODIN MULTIAC STEEL SA
6. YAMAHA PACIFICA 912J '94 (SEYMOUR DUNCANS)
7. YAMAHA PACIFICA 912J 2000 (DIMARZIOS)
8. YAMAHA PACIFICA 921 '95 (DIMARZIOS)
9. HAMER VINTAGE S
10. FENDER TELECASTER
11.CUSTOM STRAT "FRANK" with ROLAND GK2A PICKUPS
12.SUPRO HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR "Vtge"(Mid 40's)
13.EPIPHONE LES PAUL CUSTOM (BLACK BEAUTY)
14.YAMAHA RGX 612 MK II
15.ARIA PRO II CARDINAL SERIES
16.CONGRESS ACOUSTIC 6 STRING

AMPS
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1. CARVIN X100B TUBE AMP HEAD AND 4x12 HALF STACK
2. FENDER SUPER 60 TUBE AMP
3. FENDER CHAMP TUBE AMP "Vintage" '57

RACK GEAR
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1. ADA MP1
2. ART SGX 2000 EXPRESS
3. DIGITECH GSP 2101 ARTIST
4. DIGITECH GSP 2112/2120
5. ROCKTRON JUICE EXTRACTOR "by ALLAN HOLDSWORTH"
6. ADA MICROCAB
7. ADA MICROCAB II
8. ALESIS 3630 COMPRESSOR
9. ART MP1 STEREO TUBE PREAMP
10.AKAI XL 3200 SAMPLER
11.MACKIE 1604 MIXER

FLOOR PEDALS
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1. ROLAND GR-1 GUITAR SYNTHESIZER
2. ROLAND VG88 V2
3. ART X-15 MIDI CONTROLLER
4. DIGITECH WHAMMY II
5. JIM DUNLOP HENDRIX WAH (Modded)
6. JIM DUNLOP 535Q CHROME CRYBABY WAH (Modded)
7. ROLAND PASSIVE VOLUME PEDAL
8. ELECTRO HARMONIX SWITCHBLADE AB Switcher
9. BOSS SD1 SUPER OVERDRIVE (MOD)
10.BOSS CS3 COMPRESSOR (MOD)
11.BOSS DD3 DIGITAL DELAY (MOD)
12.BOSS CE3 STEREO CHORUS (MOD)
13.BOSS OS2 OVERDRIVE/DISTORTION (MOD)
14.BOSS ACOUSTIC SIMULATOR
15.BOSS POWER SUPPLY
16.BOSS DS1 (MOD)
17.IBANEZ SM9 SUPER METAL (MOD)
18.KEELEY COMPRESSOR
20.BOSS DS1 Ultra Mod
21.BOSS CH1 Super Chorus (MOD)
22.BOSS BF2 Flanger (MOD)
23.KEELEY DS1 (SEE EYE MOD)
24.BOSS MT2 METAL ZONE (MOD)
25. BOSS HM2 HEAVY METAL (MOD)
26. LINE6 DL4
27. ELECTRO HARMONIX MICROSYNTH
28. BOSS DD20 GIGADELAY
29. BOSS BD2 (MOd)
30. YAMAHA MAGICSTOMP
31. AWARD SESSION JD10
32. BOSS RC50 LOOP STATION

OTHER STUFF
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1. EBOW
2. BRASS SLIDE
3. HAWAIIAN STEEL SLIDE
4. HAWAIIAN SPEED SLIDE
5. VISUAL SOUND "ONE SPOT" POWER ADAPTOR
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