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Alpha Wave Movement "Earthen" CDr

Highly applauded electronic soundscaper Gregory Kyryluk, the man behind Alpha Wave Movement (also Within Reason, Open Canvas and Thought Guild) remains connected to Darren Bergstein's Anodize label and the latest result of this fruitful fellowship is "Earthen" album, released on May 19th, 2015 as a pro CDr edition packaged in 4-panel digipak.

"Earthen", a 6-track album ignites with 13-minute "Immerse", a tranquilly soothing piece, slowly unfolding into graciously expansive and utterly embracing dimensions. Tinkling keys gorgeously reinforce the overall mood. Spellbindingly ethereal soundscape reveals all its magic and precisely captures the essence of atmospheric beauty. Then euphoric sequences inconspicuously permeate through amorphously elegant blankets and try to steal the center stage of these utterly evocative realms. What an encounter!!! A virtuoso soundsculpting here, we simply couldn't ask for more. "Immerse" is an immediate Ambient Hall of Fame nominee!!! The title track, "Earthen" unfolds with a parade of contemplative chime-like sounds, ranging from placid through crystalline to ear-tickling, splendidly bridged with warmly sublime washes, continuously becoming wider and broader, until they magnificently transmute during the second third into more massive drone cascades. This is an absolutely jaw-dropping transition, devastatingly gorgeous!!! Ephemeral cyber-tech fragments emerge here and there. "Earthen" sounds like a monumental tribute to the natural wonders on Earth!!! This is undoubtedly Gregory Kyryluk at the top of his creative soundmagic, because we just have experienced 25 minutes of innately genius electronic magnificence, bravo, Maestro!!! "Pulseforms", as displayed by its title, incorporate subtle distant beats, coupled with hauntingly nuanced panoramic washes. More minimal, yet droning passage sneaks in for a brief expose, before metamorphosing into diaphanously ticking synth textures evoking the Southwest desert spectacles. Alluringly intoxicating and intangibly magnetizing composition!!! "Source" glides and meanders serenely through stunningly spacious vistas of distant mountain range, although during the second half meticulously counterpointed with intricately Far East fragranced pulses and translucent tinkles. Obviously another astonishingly earwarming quietude!!! "Helios" shifts into darker drone terrains, calmly expansive, yet graciously undulating and entering into the eternal peacefulness of sky high realms. "Helios" undoubtedly showcases Gregory Kyryluk at the very peak of his profound sonic meditations!!! Closing piece, "Forest", the shortest on "Earthen", at the beginning floats through deeply contemplative zones, but soon organic traceries and gently pulsing melody slip to the fore, while rather monochromatic drone guards above. This composition is balmily nuanced and it impeccably ends this gorgeous recording.

"Earthen" is another highly polished sonic pearl in Alpha Wave Movement's impressive discography, superbly displaying huge talent, creativity, ingenuity and musicality of its sole protagonist. Gregory Kyryluk is an ambient composer par excellence!!! A true virtuoso of sheerly elegant electronic soundsculpting!!! Gregory Kyryluk is constantly exhibiting this since 1996, when he landed with triumphant debut album "Transcendence". I should also mention "Earthen" album was released in limited edition of 100 copies and according to the latest updates on Anodize's Bandcamp site, only 9 copies are awaiting for happy journeyers, so if I were in your shoes, I wouldn't wait too long... "Earthen" is another glorious AWM's release since "Celestial Chronicles" and "Eolian Reflections"!!!

Richard Gürtler (Jun 16, 2015, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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As the trio?  I guess Orange, Blue, Dorfkirche Repelen...still need Red and now Green.  I have a ton of Manikin stuff plus the reissues on Syngate.  I liked the recent e.p. collaboration with Cosmic Hoffmann, but I still need to buy the disc through bandcamp.  I also love Thomas Fanger's work...
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New: Castleview - Oceanscape
« Last post by chris23 on June 16, 2015, 05:56:28 AM »
Congrats, Castleview!
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New: Castleview - Oceanscape
« Last post by Castleview on June 16, 2015, 05:13:50 AM »
Thanks
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New: Castleview - Oceanscape
« Last post by Seren on June 16, 2015, 12:43:45 AM »
I don't usually bump stuff up like this but this is my first time my music is on a netlabel.

so well worth celebrating and bumping - congratlations 8)
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Solid State Logic Duendo Plugin Sale
« Last post by Ekstasis on June 15, 2015, 05:58:54 PM »
Their X-comp is very good for ambient music trust when I say it.
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Thanks for this.  Love bks!  About four latest Manikin discs I still need to buy.  They are on bandcamp now.

Glad to see some Berlin school fans on this forum!
Which album do you like most with them ?

For me it is still Schönwalder that is the driving force in this trioAs I stated before Broekhuis take little bit too much space..
I would prefer if they used sequened drums and precussion..but I guess he is mainly there cause it is probably a lot of job to program sequencer for percussion.

Anyway  I like all projects with Schönwalder.  I think he should use the Waldorf synths more, his best records are made with it IMO.
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New: Castleview - Oceanscape
« Last post by Castleview on June 15, 2015, 04:09:48 PM »
Recently, GV Sound re-released Oceanscape, which is an honor for me. Great netlabel. Check it out if you haven't already.

https://gv-sound.bandcamp.com/album/oceanscape

I don't usually bump stuff up like this but this is my first time my music is on a netlabel.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Solid State Logic Duendo Plugin Sale
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on June 15, 2015, 12:31:01 PM »
So I did.....this was an email to me from SSL and I have only check their website which is $99, and the sale ends on June 29th.

Heres the links

http://www.solidstatelogic.com/music/duende%20native/x-verb/

http://www.solidstatelogic.com/music/duende%20native/x%2Deq/
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Solid State Logic Duendo Plugin Sale
« Last post by LNerell on June 15, 2015, 11:59:41 AM »
Thanks for the heads up on the sale, but you forgot to mention where they are on sale. Is this everywhere or at a particular vendor? Thanks again.
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