Gregory Kyryluk returns with his inviting new solo album full of energizing sequencing and rhythms, warm melodies and a beautiful drive all the way through.
The cd features eleven tracks which combine elements of the old and the new Schools of electronic music, nicely pulled off by the "Departure Point".
Also await some great vintage sounds and sequencing as heard on the mesmerizing "The Zen Machine", but there are also more holdback tracks like the quiet floating "Further Out" or "Echoes".
The driving "Kinetic Transfer" features some percolating sequencing and straight rhythms.
In all "Beyond Silence" is nicely done.
Review from: http://www.sonicimmersion.org
'Beyond Silence' is the new album by Gregory Kyryluk or more simply Alpha Wave Movement. It's foundation lies within the fusion of effective sequencer and cosmic music throughout the majority of it's 11 eleven tracks, but what is noticeable is the polished level of production that will most certainly hold the attention of the most hardened EM fan.
On the whole it is quite a varied album full of flowing sequencer work that any of the Berlin School repertoire would be proud of. There are also occasional Tangerine Dream and pre D-iN Ian Boddy elements thrown in for good measure but without the TD-um sometimes associated with the formers' work in recent years.
This is a good album that should appeal to those who enjoy the work of Mario Schönwälder, Tangerine Dream (Pre-2000) and Ian Boddy (90's). Great production keeps the music alive and the listener awake!(excerpt from the full review)
SMD, Synth Music Direct/Reviewed by DC
AWM usually delves in ambient soundscapes, but this latest release explores a realm of demonstrably sprightly tuneage.
Keyboards sparkle amidst a bevy of vivacious electronics. Crystalline riffs gyrate and cavort, defining a rather jubilant mood that is highly infectious. Gurgling cybernetics surround several simultaneous melodies that combine to achieve a remarkably buoyant sonic experience. Chugging patterns set a brisk pace for the rest of the harmonics. Sounds seem to hurry along, eager to fulfill their spry purpose. Employing a full range of sonic density, the tunes vibrate with power and authority. There is a distinct intention of fun to this music, though, conveyed through mercurial riffs that glisten with contagious optimism.
While often spacey in their overall sound, these tracks contain a solid humanity that infuses the swift compositions with an accessible charm.(excerpt from the full review)
Matt Howarth, Sonic Curiosity
Gregory Kyryluk returns with his inviting new solo album full of energizing sequencing and rhythms, warm melodies and a beautiful drive all the way through. The cd features 11 tracks which combine elements of the old and the new Schools of electronic music
Bert Strolenberg E-ditions Magazine, Holland
Beyond Silence is the latest CD from electronic/ambient artist Alpha Wave Movement. The album is a set of modern electronica instrumentals, infused with the sounds and forms of classic synth music.
Alpha Wave Movement is one of the recording names of Gregory Kyryluk, who also records as part of Thought Guild. As Alpha Wave Movement, Kyryluk explores a range of classic synth music styles, including Berlin-school and West-coast ambient.
Don't let the title of Beyond Silence fool you. From the title, it sounds like the CD may be a set of quiet, more ambient than ambient, tracks. Instead, it's some of the most aggressive work we've heard from Alpha Wave Movement, combining classic old-school synth influences with more modern drum programming and even some 303-style acid.
Several of the tracks, like Departure Point, mix ambient sections with more propulsive, sequence-driven sections. Two Dimension Xpansion starts off slowly, but builds over the first two and a half minutes to a hypnotic, driving middle section, before returning momentarily to its quiet beginnning.
Sunburst combines acid bass synth, rock electronica drums, sequences and prog-like lead work on synth and "organ". Fans of Jarre will appreciate Farewell Voyager. Burbling synths echo from ear to ear, squelchy percussion squawks, synth strings phase, and synths play expansive melodies. AWM even unleashes classic swashes of filtered white noise.
While the bouncier tracks are the most immediately ear-catching, some of the stand-out tracks are the quiet ones. Further Out and Echoes are both lovely tracks that combine ambient synths with gentle sequences. The last track on the CD, Ode to an Era, gives Kyryluk a chance to explore the sounds of Mellotron. The track features a synth sequence ground, on top of which Kyryluk layers Mellotron flute and strings. The title is appropriate, because this sounds like a tranquil homage to early 70's synth pioneers.
Throughout the CD, Kyryluk's synth work is imaginitive and varied. Alpha Wave Movement's Beyond Silence pays respect to the classic synth artists of the pasts, while keeping their styles fresh and new. Highly recommended for fans of synth music.