Greg Kyryluk / Alpha Wave Movement

Alpha Wave Movement is a name many of you are familiar with but did you know “Lucid Recollection of an Aquamarine World” was the first public release of an Alpha Wave song?  Silent Records released this track on the legendary From Here to Tranquility series (From Here to Tranquility Vol. 4 - SR9573).  Since that first release in 1995, Greg Kyryluk (the man behind Alpha Wave Movement) has released a number of full-length albums as well as appeared on many compilations.  His world beat project named Open Canvas has released two full-length albums on the respected electronic label Waveform.

Located in Florida, Alpha Wave Movement is the work of Gregory Kyryluk.  Gregory released a track titled "Blink of an Eye" for a small radio talk show in Florida in 1990, starting a musical career that is still prolific today.  It wasn't until 1994 that Alpha Wave Movement released their first commercial release on Silent Records.  Primarily an electronic music composer, Gregory's style has changed and evolved.  Elements of the Berlin-school style of electronic music, or "uber musik" (Klaus Schulze) and both popular and traditional Arabic music have been integrated with a classic American ambient sound giving Alpha Wave Movement its unique sound.

Alpha Wave Movement has released music for Waveform, Silent Records, Groove Unlimited, and Hypnos, as well as his own Harmonic Resonance label.  Gregory Kyryluk released a successful collaboration with Jim Cole (Spectral Voices) under the name Bislama.  A new album titled "Ambienism Volume 1" is scheduled for early 2004 release on the Spiralight label.

Gregory continues to record music as Alpha Wave Movement.  Many Alpha Wave Movement .mp3 titles, as well as out-of-print and unreleased tracks can be purchased online.  He is also performing live with Henry Rajan as Global Diversion (described as "a unique fusion of sonistic frequencies from the sequencer based beat oriented electronica to world fusion. Sort of Alpha Wave Movement meshed with Open Canvas and live improvisation).  From the humble beginning with Silent to its current form, Alpha Wave Movement is a prime example of the type of energy Silent Records created.

Greg Kyryluk Discography

Alpha Wave Movement - Transcendence, , 1996

Alpha Wave Movement - The Edge of Infinity, AWM, 1996 *re-released on CUE Groove Unlimited, 1997

Alpha Wave Movement - The Concept of Motion, Goove Unlimited, 1998

Open Canvas - Nomadic Impressions, Waveform, 1998

Alpha Wave Movement - Drifted Into Deeper Lands, Groove Unlimited, 2000

Open Canvas - Indumani, Waveform, 2000

Alpha Wave Movement & Jim Cole - Bislama, Spectral Spiral Music, 2001

Alpha Wave Movement - A Distant Signal, Harmonic Resonance, 2002

Thought Guild & Christopher Cameron - Context, Harmonic Resonance, 2002

Alpha Wave Movement - Cosmology, Groove Unlimited, 2003

coming soon:
Alpha Wave Movement - Ambienism Volume 1, Spiralight

Tracks on other CDs:
Alpha Wave Movement - "Lucid Recollections of an Aquamarine World" on From Here to Tranquility, Silent Records, 1994

Alpha Wave Movement - "Artifacts and Prophecies" on Schwingungen auf, 1996

Alpha Wave Movement & Kees Aerts - "Alien Artifacts of Ice" om The Truth is Twisted, Cue, 1996

Alpha Wave Movement - "Subterranean (Unknown Depth Mix)" on The Other World, Hypnos, 1998

Alpha Wave Movement - "Across the Abyss of Time" on Soundscape Gallery - Gallery Two 2 CD Compilation, Lektronic Soundscapes, 1998

Alpha Wave Movement - "Another Time Another Place (Excerpt)" on A Groove Unlimited Sampler compilation, Groove Unlimited, ? - released with issue 22 of the Spanish-written magazine MARGEN

Alpha Wave Movement - ? on Sequences Magazine Issue 26 CD Compilation

Alpha Wave Movement - ? on Sequences Magazine 2003 Anniversary 2 CD Compilation

Silent Release

Special interview with Greg Kyryluk

How did you meet Kim Cascone and get involved with Silent Records?

In the early 1990's, when I was in my early 20's, I started to really focus on composing electronic music on my own w/o the hindrance of band mates. I was sending out demos I had recorded on a Yamaha 4 track and I sent Silent a copy because I had just found out about the label and thought it was a good opportunity.

Briefly describe the "ambient" scene during the times you were putting out material for Silent.

First off, I only put out one track on "From Here to Tranquility #4". It was my first ever public release under the name Alpha Wave Movement. Well, it was fresh. People in the music scene were well aware of the Tangerine Dreams and Brian Enos but they wanted to experiment mixing the cosmic sound with underlying beats and in some cases environmental soundscapes. I found the music on Instinct and Silent to be a little more progressive than the mainstream plus with the rave scene individuals where opening up to the music more. Funny how every time drugs are involved in a creative way, everything just becomes more interesting for some. I think we are just so conditioned to listen to music in form 'A', never knowing that there is another form 'B' out there until we let go of the social conditioning.

How has it changed?

Well, for one thing, not many labels are pushing really new music and with technology like the ‘internet’, people are stealing the financial side from artists so it’s tough for us to release material. There is a lack of focus and responsibility from both listeners and labels. As far as the music is concerned I seem to notice that a lot of musicians are releasing drone based music which is OK for coma induction or dream therapy but not much else from my point of view as a musician. I remember the older ambient from the 90's being a little more melody oriented, or at least something to draw in a listeners attention rather than a single note held for 20 minutes.

Is there any unreleased material from the Silent period?

Yes, but I would [not] release it today. I believe my music has developed a bit more.

Do you have a favorite Silent release?

Nice question. Sure, but I can’t pick one. I really enjoyed the first release from 23 Degrees, Heavenly Music 1 and last release (classic). I also thought all the "From Here…" comps. were lights years better than any other label was releasing at the time.

Any plans on re-releasing the Silent material?

I would like to see "Lucid Recollections" re-released one day because it’s the genesis of where it all began for me.

What are you up to now?

Well, over the years I have released quite a few full-length Alpha Wave Movement titles, the latest being "A Distant Signal" which is dedicated to space exploration and astronomer Carl Sagan. I also record world/electronic music under the name of "Open Canvas" and classic 70's era inspired live sequencer music under "Thought Guild".

Is there anything you would like to add?

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to ask these questions and for making it possible for others to seek out the good music that Silent released, because so many of the artists deserve recognition for their genuine music.

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