"Spyra - Orphan Waves"
Orphan Waves continues Spyra's series of CDs which are inspired by radio waves and other invisible phenomena.
After Sferics, Etherlands and Invisible Fields, this latest release extends his musical repertoire to embrace a
contemporary form of ambient jazz-rock, although in his own unique style. Spyra skilfully builds up a sound cosmos
which combines Fender Rhodes Piano and Guitars on the one hand with digital clic drums, noises, samples, soundscapes
and sequencer sounds on the other.
The result is a synthesis rather than a collision.
Orphan Waves invites you on a journey which starts with the tuning of a radio receiver (Aerial) and ends,
"somewhere out there" in open space (title track: Orphan Waves). What happens in between can hardly be described:
electronic music frequently evokes the feeling of being in a dream. This music however goes beyond that - despite
its dreamlike appearance it is wide awake. Complex, sometimes sweet and harmonic, sometimes chaotic and harsh,
at times unfolding in front of your eyes and then withdrawing to far away places, almost repelling and only
understandable in retrospect.
This CD is food for thought and certainly an album that demands the second look/hearing...
it grows with the listener! The 7th track (Sferix Remix), is meant as a bonus track intended to "earth" those listeners
who may have got lost in the music, inviting them finally for a dance that leads back to the very beginning of
the whole Ether-CD - series: the piece "Sferics"...where it all started!
1 Aerial 8.10 / 2 Kingoldrum 9.56 / 3 PsychoCity 11.01 / 4 XyloCity Part III 8.25
5 XyloCity Part IV 10.58 / 6 Orphan Waves 4.40 / 7 Sferix Remix 8.52
Part four in a CD- series with Chill-Out music about radio waves
and other interesting phenomena that we're unable to see