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4.42 | 24 ratings | 3 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Movement I (12:04)
2. Movement II (12:56)
3. Movement III (12:21)
4. Movement IV (10:18)
5. Movement V (14:11)

Total Time 61:50

Line-up / Musicians

- Gregory T. Kyryluk / composer, synth

Releases information

CDr Harmonic Resonance Recordings‎ - HRR133006 (2013, US)

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(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
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Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Rock Progressivo Italiano Team
5 stars For over twenty years now, Gregory T. Kyryluk's Alpha Wave Movement has been offering a variety of sublime progressive-electronic music that can incorporate everything from New Age delicateness, gentle psychedelic touches, restrained world elements and Berlin School expanse. Through over twenty albums to date, the Alpha Wave Movement always delivers albums that are beautiful, reflective and deeply emotional, the very opposite of the cold and clinical sound that consumes many lesser electronic works. No more is this evident than on the 2013 album, `Architexture of Silence', comprised of five distinctive `Movements', each offering ambient inner and outer space atmospheres and constantly evolving lengthy instrumental soundscapes.

The opening section introduces blissful serene synth washes that lap at your feet and retreat back to the cosmic ocean over and over. Wavering vibrations envelop, levitating spheres of bliss spin, aquatic loops bubble with purpose and exploding aural arcs stretch their tendrils across infinite space. Electronic strums chime over and over in the second passage, placid hypnotic waves dancing joyfully and playfully as little traces of darkness try to creep in only to be consumed by reborn light. Metallic whipping percussion and The Orb-like pulsing patterns then briefly try to take hold over emerging celestial choirs. Delicate and prettily sombre, electric raindrops softly patter a cooling ambient pool through the third movement, a precious little looped beat trickling along the backdrop like clockwork, quickening in pace behind slinking dark bass murmurs, dazzling crystalline chimes and restrained reaching Mellotron groans.

`Movement IV' is one of the more reassuring and almost even carefully romantic pieces on the album. Crying electronic drones swirl alongside shimmering electric piano tip-toes and soothing lulling washes of ambient synths like a running stream offering renewed life and love. The closing section is a cosmic garden of angelic Mellotron choirs, translucent chimes, soothing ambient New Age washes and dazzling precious spiralling aural flowers unfolding and bursting to life. It's deeply meditative, with almost the tiniest of oriental themes emerging as well, before robotic looped patterns of sequencer-like beats and pulsing phasing strains aim straight for deepest space.

`Architexture of Silence' is respectful in acknowledging the vintage masters of electronic and ambient music like Tangerine Dream and Steve Roach, but not for a second does it ever come across as an uninspired or lazy imitation. Gregory mixes the old and modern styles in a way here that sounds like the future and past colliding together to form something vital and new. Newcomers would find an ideal introduction to this project by starting with this one, then explore the numerous other worthwhile Alpha Wave Movement discs, as well as Kyryluk's other projects such as Thought Guild, Within Reason and Open Canvas. Personally speaking, I cannot explain how much this album has meant to me, a constant source of solace and peace in my life, and I cannot recommend it enough to ambient/electronic listeners.

Five stars.

Review by admireArt
5 stars FLAWLESS!

At last I got the chance to spend some time in Alpha Wave Movement's "Architexture of Silence", 2013. A release whose ever growing transformations touches a great part of the best electronic proposals that have come and gone with various electronic "Cosmic", "Ambient" and "New Age" styles and musicians. So as such and in such an extreme flow of never ceasing creativity every musical second counts and everything falls into place, thus flawless.

Musical references or influences will be uncountable to mention, but each one works wonders by being counterpointed by different simultaneous ones, therefore the results although they show the ingredients the final formula is all Alpha Wave Movement.

So, expect highly inspired musical ideas which offspring into different musical directions, juxtaposed by perfect pitch electronic compositions, which as I mentioned never leave any kind of gap or lowdown, hence the sonic experience is full and rich of surprises at every corner, making it another extraordinary "never knowing where it will head" progressive electronic ride.

Hats off! *****5 PA stars.

Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT is the project of American Greg Kyryluk and he has been making music under this band name since 1995. It's hard to believe that the title of this album isn't a nod to fellow American Electronic musician and pioneer Steve Roach's 1984 album called "Structure From Silence". The music here is very ambient and for the most part slow moving and spacey. It's broken down into five tracks worth over an hour of very enjoyable music. I must say I really enjoy the cover art of this album and the art work of several of his other releases.

"Movement I" has these spacey sounds that drift in and out with some faint twittering. Beautiful stuff. Pulsating sounds arrive after 6 minutes as the spacey sounds continue to come in waves. "Movement II" has a steady and spacey soundscape with a repeated synth melody as an electronic beat comes in. The pulsating synths are more of the focus after 5 minutes. It then becomes quite spacey with the electronic beats continuing.

"Movement III" has a darker vibe as liquid-like electronics fall like rain on this sombre soundscape. Spacey sounds then wash in and out slowly. Deep bass-like sounds arrive later. "Movement IV" again features spacey sounds that drift in and out like on track one. Liquid sounding synths are sprinkled in. It turns quieter later on. "Movement V" is very spacey and drifting and then an electronic beat comes in around 6 1/2 minutes and this will dominate although the spacey sounds will continue.

This is such a pleasant trip, in fact it would be perfect to put on while trying to go to sleep at night. Not as impressive as NODE's latest but this won't be my last review of an ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT recording.

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