Yasumu is a Japanese term, which translated means to rest, to suspend or to relax.
The latest Alpha Wave Movement recording is a contemplative electronic trek that traverses onto that path of tranquility. Music designated for relaxation, meditation or the inward journey of self-realization.
Streams of gentle synthesized sound are entwined with reflections of distant Tibetan bells, wind chimes and string instruments. Echoes of the orient are speckled throughout and used to accentuate a remote eastern aesthetic.
A aural excursion of a quiescent nature.
Review by Sonic Immersion:
The 45-minute release indeed is an oasis of tranquility and harmony. Here, gentle flowing textures lead the way on the four tracks, with reflections of distant Tibetan bells, wind chimes, sounds of nature and string instruments to accentuate a remote eastern aesthetic (according the composer).
Occasionally, there’s a slow sequence or a light rhythm implemented on the background, as on "Awaken". In addition, I very much love the progression of soft soaring pads on the third piece "Tranquility Temple".
As such, the nicely crafted and dreamy "Yasumu" creates a quiet and soothing mindset to let the mind breathe and settle down after a day in the fast lane of things. Listening to this sonic repose with headphones will do the trick even better.
released 02 February 2013
All music composed, recorded & sequenced by Alpha Wave Movement.
Recorded in the Soundcave 2012.
Composed on Ensoniq, Yamaha Motif, Virus & Novation synthesizers.
Harmonic Resonance Recordings est. 1995 home base of recording artist Alpha Wave Movement, Thought Guild, Open Canvas and
Gregory Kyryluk. Focus is intelligent, emotional and atmospheric electronic music that draws from the wellspring of 1970's era progressive rock, ambient, jazz, new age and world music. Music for the adventurous listener eager to x-pand ones listening landscapes further out........more