vendredi 11 mars 2011

ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT: Cosmic Mandala (2009)

The music of Alpha Wave Movement is rather difficult to definite. A beautiful music, strongly influenced by Steve Roach's musical landscapes, where oniric sweetnesses such as fluty and ethereal synth layers mould a certain approach towards New Age, whereas rhythmic structures, sequences and percussions draw stronger movements lurching towards a complex and sophisticated EM than simple New Age. Remark that this statement ensues from my listening of The Regions Between, a collection of forgotten tracks and which had fairly seduced me. Except that Cosmic Mandala is far from The Regions Between and I have to admit that Gregory Kyryluk surpasses my expectations with a nice EP where bewitching rhythms are measuring to limpid chords and lively synth solos in an introspective cosmic atmosphere.
Cosmic Mandala Part I is a superb track segmented in 5 parts which make us travel between earth and space. Alive water of which the lapping is melting to astral synth waves introduces Liquid Macrocosm. Crystalline arpeggios are waddling there while a synth with sinuous breezes goes through a galaxy filled with musical shooting stars. A sequential movement strums chords which flicker in a musical fauna flooded of soft sparkling keys. Between the earth and the cosmos, Cosmic Mandala Part I evolves with a musical flora rich in diverse eclectic sonorities while quietly the discreetly feverish rhythm implodes in an oblivion of resounding heaviness. A swaying synth line revives Cosmic Mandala Part I and A Rhythmic Wavelength thunders with good percussions which will roll constantly on a languishing structure where the heavy and slow rhythm pounds a musical structure fed by twisted solos. Solos which criss-cross a heterogeneous cosmos where the electronic sonorities teem around robust percussion strikes. At around the 12th minute, a desert breeze covers an astral plain and Seas of Crimson Radiance floats in an oniric cosmos where Tibetan percussions hammer a slow morphic march beneath the aegis of a hybrid tones synth. A short moment of calm before the rhythm starts up again with Navigating the Realms of Infinite Stars and its tribal percussions, line of bass with notes which wave heavily and nasal synth waves. Navigating the Realms of Infinite Stars’ slow and sensual evolves with fine jerky movements beneath a beautiful wave of wrapping synth and a rain of crystalline chords which fall of a cosmos filled with rangy synth serpentines. A soft, suave and languishing electronic cosmic rock Navigating the Realms of Infinite Stars Soft, pleasant one, Navigating The Realms Of Infinite Stars soak in a ethereal atmosphere before being immerged into a dark maelstrom which sparkles with twinkling keys and kissing the sweetnesses of Morpheus.
More ambient and more atmospheric Cosmic Mandala Part II multiplies synth layers which are entwining and wave in a heavy galactic cortex. The more the track progresses and the more life is settling down with synth strata which move with a morphic slowness but an atypical heaviness. There are nice synths impulses here which waltz around a winged fairylike where quixotic elytrons flicker with the grace of the most beautiful dreamlike waltzes. Cosmic Mandala Part II is a beautiful dance without body and a graceful movement where the multiplicity of strata shapes superb moving and poignant moments which make it one of the good ambient and atmospheric tracks that I heard. Really nice and good it concludes an EP which amazes and gives me the taste more than ever to discover the musical universe of Alpha Wave Movement and Gregory Kyryluk.

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