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Hypnagogue review: Alpha Wave Movement
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Hypnagogue



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:35 pm    Post subject: Hypnagogue review: Alpha Wave Movement Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Probably the best thing I could do in this review is to tell you to stop reading right now and just buy these CDs. You'd thank me, really. Because Alpha Wave Movement (secret identity: Gregory Kyryluk) has turned out a pair of eminently listenable pieces that neatly combine spacemusic, chill, and solid electronic music.

A Distant Signal is the mellower of the two, a comfotable ride through space made funky with smooth beats laid under weightless synth pads and melodies laden with velvety hooks. It glides back and forth between soothing drifts and impulse-drive sequencer moments. Standout tracks include "A Place of Peace," which epitomizes the album's drift-to-groove style, and the gentle "Portal Full of Stars," which ushers in the final few tracks of the album, where AWM gives the listener a dose of suspended-animation chill-out.

The tunes on Cosmology also vacillate between upbeat and downtempo, with a strong bend towards upbeat. It's an infectious piece of work that sounds at once familiar and fresh. I'd run out of ink trying to list the influences at work here. "Prologue Sequence," which opens the disk, offers a strong homage to mid-80s Tangerine Dream. It's Berlin School-style perfection, launched into space. The second and third tracks continue that feel before the album dips just slightly into three pieces that touch a little too closely on a mid-80s New Age-ish feel for my tastes. However, AWM recovers nicely and finishes off by offering the listener a comfy starcruiser seat for the voyage back into the spacemusic realm with the quietly lovely "Distant Edens."

Order this CD at Groove Unlimited. (www.groove.nl.)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the reveiw mate, definately makes me want to hear more....Ive heard a lot regarding "space music" on this site and im still not really sure what it is, then again i'm not really p to date on musical styles..
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