Alpha Wave Movement "Terra" CDr
Gregory Kyryluk, the leading figure behind Alpha Wave Movement, has published bigger part of this album firstly in 2005 to accompany the visuals by his fellow ambient traveler Rudy Adrian for "Terra" DVD soundtrack exploring the natural beauties of New Zealand's landscapes. Later, in 2008, Gregory recorded "Terra Infinitus" to make full CDr album.
"Terra" exposes with "Emerald Passage", a stunningly gracious and beautiful piano tune leading the electronic washes. Deeply touching intro!!! "Liquid Garden" shifts the album into cosmic regions with its tranquilly floating angelic synth waves, later elevating into slightly more active configuration with appearing softly tinkling bells adding a hint of exotic fragrance, highly mesmerizing and meditative piece! "Slow Motion Halo's" belongs to more evocative romantic compositions on "Terra" while the next one, "Cloudmaker", smoothly spreads through intergalactic space, even if becoming at times more monumental, yet still wonderfully calm and serene. Mid-paced melodic structure dominates "Surrender & Flow", merged with drifting soundscapes and colored with few sonic eruptions. "Sky Geometry" is an aerial theme that later transfers into minimal, but emerging and mid-paced tempos, this is the most melodious piece on "Terra". "Terra Infinitus", attractively colored with tender bell sounds and afterwards with melodic sequences, closes magnificently this essential voyage. Surely another highlight on the album and nicely fitting the theme even if, as already mentioned, recorded few years later.
"Terra" is hauntingly beautiful work skillfully bridging absorbing atmospherics with few captivating melodies with refined creativity and touch, it's definitely worth seeking for those who enjoy warm ambient realms. By the time I am writing these lines, brand new album "Myriad Stars" was just announced by Greg on his website to be released on September 5th, 2011. It will currently be available for digital download, CDr version will be available shortly. So stay tuned!!!
Richard Gürtler (Sep 01, 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Explore "Terra" here...
@elloambient #elloambient @ellomusic #ellomusic #ambient #music @elloelectronic #elloelectronic #ambientmusic #art #elloart