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Alpha Wave Movement — The Regions Between: Unreleased Tracks 2001-2006
(Harmonic Resonance HRR 001-3, 2006/2007, CD)

by Paul Hightower, Published 2008-01-01

The Regions Between: Unreleased Tracks 2001-2006 Cover artThis collection marks 10 years of music from Alpha Wave Movement, aka Greg Kyryluk. With interests shifting more toward ambient and improvised collaborations, it seems fitting to have a retrospective overview at this point, though the twist here is that these eight pieces are all unreleased extras that never made it onto one of AWM’s studio releases (nine or so at last count). Kyryluk’s web page touts his ability to take classic Berlin school electronic music a la Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze and blend it with modern ambient styles and sounds, though based on this album he’s likely to appeal much more to fans of the former than the latter. Songs like “Distant Nebula” evoke classic 70s EM with layerings of analog drones, chirps, and spacey ethereal synths. He does allow his pieces to stretch out, as seen in the gently flowing “Rubicon” and the 80s-sounding “Nucleogenesis” that sports Vangelis-flavored horn-synth leads. He may not be blazing any original territory on these tracks, though what Kyryluk does he does well. He’s got a great feel for mood and how to blend together the right assortment of sounds and percussion elements to get the desired effect. His production work is likewise solid with a full-bodied delivery on every piece that sounds great on headphones. The attention to detail and feel for the nuances of this kind of music should place Kyryluk on most EM fan’s list of favorite artists. For the uninitiated this is a great place to start.

Filed under: Archives, Issue 35, 2007 releases, 2006 recordings

Related artist(s): Alpha Wave Movement (Gregory T. Kyryluk)

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