Alpha Wave Movement Cosmology Groove Unlimited Cosmology is a CD that has something for everybody. Gregory Kyryluk, a.k.a. Alpha Wave Movement, runs the e-music gamut from ambient atmospheres and minimalism to deep sequences and Berlin school rhythms. Greg’s styles and diversity highlight his growth and development as a consummate performer and composer. The listening experience is a sonic delight. Getting inside this music is warm and cozy. Like an old friend, it never fails. This CD is an awesome display and one of 2003’s best efforts. (Track 3 – “Sailing Orion” – is a collab with Jim Cole and Christopher Cameron. It also holds a special place in my heart. My Grandson’s name is Rigel which is also the name of the major star in Orion. It is an excellent track by three good friends of mine and it – unintentionally, I’m sure – honors my big little guy. That is way too cool!) - Jim Brenholts
Drifted Into Deeper Lands By Alpha Wave Movement Groove Unlimited, 2000 http://www.groove.nl/ The “ambient” genre has been around now for more than 25 years, and it’s old enough to have a “classical” tradition. This set, Drifted Into Deeper Lands, is definitely in the “classic ambient” category. It is mostly the work of Gregory Kyryluk on synthesizers and sound-equipment, with some guest appearances by space guitarist Jeff Pearce. The six pieces on the album all hark back to various well-known ambient styles and artists; you’ll hear music that sounds like Jean-Michel Jarre, Robert Rich, Brian Eno, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, and Steve Roach. But it’s not simple imitation, it’s rather an assimilation of these styles into “Alpha Wave’s” own presentation. Gregory K. knows his harmonies, and can produce striking chord changes and a variety of atmospheres, independent of his “classic” models. My favorite track on the album is the Roach-inspired “Awakening the Sand Spirits,” (track 3) which uses the familiar “techno-tribal” style of drum rhythms with synthesizers, percussion, and subtly blended voice samples. Added to this invigorating mix are the drifting, luminous guitar notes of Jeff Pearce. Another fine track is the last one, track 6, “Suspended in the Hanging Gardens,” which uses Oriental pentatonic scales and pretty reverberating bells to create a dreamlike romantic atmosphere. Drifted Into Deeper Lands may not be the most original ambient album ever to float into your CD player, but originality isn’t everything when it comes to music. The artfully chosen harmonies, well-thought-out timing, relaxed rhythms, and gentle mood distills the best of 25 years of ambient into a very pleasant audio liqueur. Hannah M.G. Shapero, EER-MUSIC.com 2/27/02
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