First Order


First Order is a progressive rock project ranging from ethereal melodic sojourns to grinding metallic episodes. The compositions draw from a visceral introspective view of composition and musical sincerity that I hope produce works rich in melody, intricate structure, and rhythmic variety. It's my hope that the songs tell a story evoking a range of emotions for the listener. This mind-set produces a musical autonomy consistent with the progressive style I hope is achieved.
The compositions for "Algebra of Light" have thus far been written, arranged, and recorded in a combination of home and production studios. Most of the tracks for the drums, bass, and some guitars were recorded at a production studio in Dallas. However, many guitars, some bass, all keyboards, and all vocals were recorded in a home based studio, either mine or our producer at the time, Rob Shrock. Robs' expertise in sonic engineering, mixing, and production were invaluable. Plus he had great gear and is a superb human being and friend.

At one point the group was well rehearsed and playing shows but when our vocalist left the band due to a move out of state we soon disbanded to pursue other opportunities. I am the only member and writer of the project and I'm seeking a Christian vocalist to collaborate with and complete the projects vocal tracks. There is already enough material for a full length CD and I am continuing to write. There are lyrics and vocal tracks for reference and could be used, however, I would prefer to start the lyric and melody process from scratch with a new vocalist. If you would like to hear some clips with vocals go to .firstordermusic and click on the music page. I have quality recording gear and access to production facilities in which to finish these tracks and complete Algebra of Light....if I can only find the right vocalist.

Thanks for stopping by,

Scott Sanford

Please go to :///firstorder or .firstordermusic for more information.

Screen name:
First Order
Member since:
Jun 23 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
50 years


Rush, Al Dimeola, Eric Johnson, Hans Zimmer, Racer X, George Lynch (Dokken - Lynch Mob), Saga, Scott Henderson, QueensRyche, Vangelis, Toto, Simple Minds, SRV, Journey, Neil Schon, Dream Theater, Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Frank Gambale, George Benson, Billy Gibbons, Michael Schenker, TNT, Judas Priest, Ozzy (Randy Rhoads era), Sarah McLachlin, Seal, Alan Holdsworth, Shawn Lane, Danny Gatton, Warren DeMartini, Greg Howe, Jeff Watson, Joe Satriani.

Members Of Band

Scott Sanford - Guitar, Composer.


Pro home recording gear (Akai DPS24). Access to pro ISO booth for vocals, etc.