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Galactic Travels Monthly Special Focus Log - 2017


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The Special Focus for January is
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Alpha Wave Movement is Gregory T. Kyryluk. His music offers ambient electronic excursions into deep space using seductive sound design.

As a child, Gregory was drawn to his family's cheap electric organ that allowed him to play chords using buttons with his left hand while his right hand played melodies on a keyboard. As an adult, Jazz Fusion and Progressive Rock opened his ears to structure. While mostly self taught, he took a few courses in college in including jazz performance where he played electric bass.

Music by John Williams, Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, and early new age music inspired Gregory to explore synthesizers and the concept of making music without the dependency of having a band. As an artist and adamant music listener, he focuses on the freedom and exploratory nature of music.

The first official Alpha Wave Movement music available on CD appeared in the early 1990s on the Silent Records "From Here to Tranquility" series. As Open Canvas and Anodize, Gregory released music on Groove Unlimited when it was called Cue Records. The remainder of his releases have been released on his own Harmonic Resonance Recordings label.

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01/05 The Mystic & the Machine
01/12 Cosmic Mandala
01/19 Soniq Variants
01/26 Beyond Silence

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The Special Focus for February is
ARCANE
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Arcane is Paul Lawler of Manchester, England. He began his musical career as a session brass player working with the Halle Orchestra and BBC Radio amongst many others. After years of composing music in his own time he decided to make the transition into media composition on a full time basis following a series of television commissions for the BBC. Equally adept with both cutting edge technology and classical idioms, his music has a very unique and contemporary style. Paul has been in great demand since composing his first television score in 1998 for the BBC series Ancient Voices. Other commissions include the major BBC series Apeman-Adventures in Human Evolution and Ancient Apocalypse. Paul's music has been used on hundreds of Television shows from around the world including Saturday Night Live, The Montel Williams Show, The Late Late Show in the USA and the major drama productions Ice Age and Cobra, plus the feature film Countdown described by Hollywood moguls as "Russia's First Blockbuster" and "the most ambitious film to come out of Russia."

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All albums are self released by Paul.
Date Title
02/02 Tomorrow's Wasteland
02/09 Quarantine
Landers
02/16 Aphelion
Holocaust 3000
02/23 Pulse

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The Special Focus for March was
VoLt
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VoLt is an electronic music duo from the UK consisting of Michael Shipway and Steve Smith. Originally in a Pop/Rock band called Hi-Fi, their interest in sampling and synthesized sound led them to form Artificial Intelligence. These bands were based upon composed music.

After composing three solo electronic albums on the Surreal to Real label and striving to write a fourth, it occurred to Michael that he and Steve had never tried to play music live and spontaneous with no prior arranging. Everything had always been carefully prepared, recorded, and edited to achieve the required result. Both Mike and Steve agreed it would be a good idea to try some sessions playing live in the studio with no pre-planned ideas except for some programmed sequencers. "The Far Canal" was recorded in three sessions and VoLt came into being.

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Featured CD at Midnight by Week
All albums are released on Groove Unlimited.
Date Title
03/02 The Far Canal
03/09 Star Compass
03/16 A Day Without Yesterday
03/23 Nucleosynthesis
03/30 HjVi

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The Special Focus for April is
Robert Scott Thompson
Robert Scott Thompson works in the ambient, electroacoustic, contemporary instrumental, pop, and avant-garde genres. He is Professor of Music Composition at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Dr. Thompson is also Director of the Center for Audio Recording Arts (CARA). He runs the Aucourant Records label which has released selections of his work in a wide range of styles.

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Featured CD at Midnight by Week
All albums are released on Aucourant Records.
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04/06 Blue Day
04/13 Pendere
04/20 Upon the Edge of Night
04/27 Morning of the World

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