New Soniq Variants Review + Upcoming Compilation
A new unreleased track from Alpha Wave Movement will be included on the upcoming EM Portal artist compilation due later this year.
Alpha Wave Movement contributed an unreleased track titled "Pulse" on last years EM Portal compilation than spans 2 cd's long and nurtures electronic music from Europe, North America and abroad. Check it out here: http://www.groove.nl/cd/3/33644.html
There are 2 new Alpha Wave Movement releases currently in the working stages due out later this year as well as a new side project. This side project is an alternate universe of sound aesthetics however it is electronic in nature.
Hot off the cyberpress is a new review for Soniq Variants by Darren Bergstein:
The latest electronic missive from Alpha Wave Movement, aka Gregory Kyryluk, is a love letter to the Ensoniq brand of synthesizers, whose unique sound constructs and tonal capabilities remain somewhat unheralded in this day and age of soft synths and Apple-based digital decryption. Kyryluk's worship of these keyboards isn't comprised of fawning syncophancy nor does it wax the manufacturer's fantasy of some ultimate high-gloss tutorial; rather, a true mindmeld between man and machine occurs, the result a virtual manna of expertly crafted sequences and rich, timbral patterns that reveal a savvy compositional mien hard at work. Right from the get-go, "Sundial West" doesn't seek to recreate the rampant clichés of "Berlin School", "old-school", or, for that matter, any kind of stale categoric institution: blue, gently bobbing tones and efflorescent sparkles ride a crest of wooden heartbeats and popping circuitry that is positively illustrious in nature; "Transwave Oscillations", with its wholly hypnotic bass-throb mosaic and space-age thrush, recalls the halycon days of early 90s 'ambient trance' before the whole genre sank into a maelstrom of formulaic junk-funk. And the closing twilight beauty of "Contours & Cloudforms" suggests what might have happened to 'new age' music had it been well-stocked with Kyryluk's expert brand of pregnant mysticism and sharp grasp of tone and key; instead of casual derision, there might well have trod a genre to be truly respected, one no doubt buoyed by the phantasmic movements of these sonorous alpha waves.
DARREN BERGSTEIN, One Thousand Pulses / www.onethousandpulses.com