Alpha Wave Movement | Cosmic Mandala

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Cosmic Mandala

by Alpha Wave Movement

Fusing inner & interstellar ambient, teutonic musical elements into a harmonious tone capsule for the adventurous listener yearning for their next sonic enlightenment.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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Fusing inner & interstellar ambient, teutonic musical elements into a harmonious tone capsule for the adventurous listener yearning for their next sonic enlightenment.

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Ambient space and Post-Berlin school electronica. The latest release from Alpha Wave Movement is a two-part smooth, soaring collection of synthetic music with relaxing beats and twinkling sequences. Ambient atmospheres support melodic progressions and optimistic themes - in places there are lead lines that are dynamic, improvisational affairs demanding the attention, in other places warm sequential patterns come to the fore. Long free-form passages of beatless meandering are interspersed among the more rhythmic material - expansive, galactic interludes serene, expectant. These occasionally morph imperceptibly into motion as cycling structures crystallise, the regularity of arpeggio forms building into multi-layered complexities and dispersing once more. Asian percussion metallics form ponderous muted beats among the more lively programmed grooves and there are some moments of hand drumming. The latter part of the EP is without percussive beats; here the waves and washes of layered tone are given momentum via broad, clean sweeps and gleaming lattice works.

Paul, Morpheus Music, UK

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With Cosmic Mandala, Gregory Kyryluk, the lone moving Alpha Wave, says in little over a half-hour more than some artists hope to achieve in a lifetime. Kyryluk represents a diminishing faction in post-Berlin School electronic music that favors actual forethought, composition, and complexity, elements in seemingly short supply in these artistically barren times. What most of the beleaguered TD/Schulze copyists fail to realize is that the founding fathers prized textural diversity and ideation; it was never about being locked into the idiomatic ball and chain of the sequencer nor adopting the notion that mastering faceless ambience was somehow a virtue. Alpha Wave Movement tracks a veritable font of multi-rhythmic color, whether forged fresh from "acoustic" origins or rendered anew by circuit and synapse, all of which underpins a consciously focused determinism that embraces a daunting vocabulary of sounds enhanced by world(ly) musics from both this planet and otherwise. If this is but a "taster" for the forthcoming AWM full-length, watch out, children to paraphrase Harlan Ellison, Kyryluk makes what the rest of his colleagues do look like felonies.

Darren Bergstein, One Thousand Pulses
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It’s a tasty kind of moody space music, nicely layered with sweeping, expansive synth pads and some nice soloing here and there on top. In addition, the sequencer and bass lines give it a good foundation, plus catchy drums and percussive ingredients lend the aforementioned a welcome, almost groovy character to make things end up in a pleasant sonic journey through space. The second (shorter) part is an ambient, freeform affair with nice analogue sounds accompanied by world music flavors. Great to make the mind wander furthermore.

Bert Strolenberg, excerpt from full review Sonicimmersion.org


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