Album Releases

Official Album Releases

Frequencies by Sinclair SoulFrequencies by Sinclair Soul
Released on December 9, 2019

Frequencies, features new original music by bassist/vocalist Ric Albano, guitarist Bret Alexander and drummer Ron Simasek. Also, as a special guest, vocalist Hana Muftic-Globisch is also featured to enhance several of the songs. Recorded and produced through 2022 and 2023, Frequencies is the largest and lengthiest Sinclair Soul record and it featuring 12 tracks of solid classic-style rock n’ roll.

Another Rock Yet to Roll by Ric AlbanoAnother Rock to Roll by Ric Albano
Released on November 9, 2022

Released in digital format on November 9, 2022, the 13 tracks on Another Rock to Roll were recorded and mixed from January through October 2022, with Ric providing vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, harmonica, drums and percussion.

The Girl with No Name by Sinclair Soul
Released on August 13, 2021

Recorded over the course of two years, The Girl With No Name, was released digitally on Friday, August 13, 2021. This fourth Sinclair Soul album features an eclectic selection of ten new original songs composed and performed by Ric Albano, Bret Alexander and Ron Simasek.

Out There Somewhere by Ric AlbanoOut There Somewhere by Ric Albano
Released on October 24, 2020

The debut published solo record by Ric Albano of Sinclair Soul, Out There Somewhere was released in digital format on October 24, 2020. The tracks of original songs were all composed by Ric Albano and recorded during the pandemic days of 2020, with Ric recording at home and playing each and every instrument, making this 13-song album a truly “solo” record.

The Good Guys by Sinclair SoulThe Good Guys by Sinclair Soul
Released on December 9, 2019

The Good Guys was recorded in 2018-2019 at Eight Days a Week Recording Studio in Northumberland, PA and was co-produced by Bret Alexander, Paul Smith, Jake Albano and Ric Albano. This ten song album features new acoustic-based compositions by Ric Albano which were recorded by Albano, Alexander, Smith and drummer Ron Simasek along with vocalist Mycenea Worley and guitarist Phil Brosius.

Reflections of Relevance by Sinclair SoulReflections of Relevance by Sinclair Soul
Released on March 27, 2018

Reflections of Relevance was recorded in late 2017 at Saturation Acres Recording Studio in DuPont, PA and was co-produced by Bret Alexander and Ric Albano. The album mixes updated versions of former Imaginary Lines songs with a few new acoustic-based compositions by Albano. The second official album by Sinclair Soul, this seven song LP was recorded by Albano and Alexander along with drummer Ron Simasek.

The Journey by Sinclair SoulThe Journey by Sinclair Soul
Released on June 26, 2017

The Journey was recorded in the Spring of 2017 at Saturation Acres Recording Studio in DuPont, PA and was co-produced by Bret Alexander and Ric Albano. The album is anchored by three new acoustic-based compositions by Albano along with four new interpretations of songs previously released on Imaginary Lines 33, the triple-length 2009 album. Despite the differing origins of these diverse songs, there are some strong elements which make this album cohesive as each song is lyrically presented as a “journey” of some kind, a unifying element which ultimately gave the album its title.

Dollars for Diane CompilationDollars for Diane by Various Artists
Released on January 11, 2010

The Dollars for Diane Compilation CD is made entirely of original music by Pennsylvania Artists who have graciously donated the use of their songs. Put together by Executive Producers are Karyn & Ric Albano, the album is dedicated to Diane Kovaleski (Karyn’s sister), who suffered a severe stroke during surgery in 2007 which has left her unable to walk, speak, or care for herself. Proceeds from the album benefit The Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a scholarship fund for Diane’s young daughter, Zayda.

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Imaginary Lines 33Imaginary Lines 33
Released on September 9, 2009

Imaginary Lines 33 is a compilation album which is actually three albums in one. It includes the entirity of two previous releases, Imaginary Lines I in 2005 and Imaginary Lines II in 2007, plus several new and previously unreleased tracks. In all, its 33 songs have a combined running time of nearly two and a half hours.

This album came together when the project’s producer, Ric Albano, decided to abandon the originally-planned “trilogy” of albums because he did not feel there was enough quality material to make an adeguate Imaginary Lines III. Instead the focus shifted to enhancing previously released material and developing the better songs of the unreleased music.

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Other Cygnus Wave Projects

Nine Fine Lines by Sinclair SoulNine Fine Lines by Sinclair Soul
Released on September 9, 2018 (no longer available)

Nine Fine Lines is a compilation of updated versions of songs originally released on 2009’s Imaginary Lines 33 (it was released 9 years to the day after the original). The nine songs of this album were remixed and remastered during the summer of 2018.

Animal Society IAnimal Society
Provisionally completed December 10, 2010 (unpublished)

These recordings of original songs were made at Saturation Acres and Cygnus Wave studios in 2010. The original intent was to release an album called Any Atomic Lies in late 2010, but disagreements ensued and the project was halted before publication. The songs mixes as they were in December 2010 were presented as an “album” called Animal Society I.

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Not One of You by HormoansNot One of You by Hormoans
April 20, 2008 (not publicly available)

An authentic “new wave” band from the early 1980s, Hormoans offered cutting edge, original material to Central Pa. at a time when most acts where strictly cover. In December 1981, the band recorded a few dozen tracks of their original compositions along with original “translations” of some standard material. Unfortunately, the band broke up soon thereafter and these recordings remained “lost” for over a quarter century. Finally in 2008, these recordings were remastered to form the album Not One of You, co-produced by Jim Hammond & Ric Albano.

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Imaginary Lines IIImaginary Lines II
Released on December 27, 2007 (no longer available)

The follow up to the richly-produced Imaginary Lines I, this album is deliberately made up of short and simple songs with basic arrangements – all songs completely guitar-free in this original version. Some songs originally intended for this album were incomplete by late 2007 and left off Imaginary Lines II Most songs on this album were enhanced with instrumentation for Imaginary Lines 33, along with the excluded songs.

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Imaginary Lines IImaginary Lines I
Released October 10, 2005 (no longer available)

The very first release by Cygnus Wave, Imaginary Lines I is a richly produced, nine song album made up of songs composed and developed over several years. This album contains some of the most methodical and philosophical work and includes some of the best selections in the Imaginary Lines library.

This entire album was included (nearly) verbatim on Imaginary Lines 33.

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The Evolution of Noise, 1987-1995The Evolution of Noise 1987-1995 by Ric Albano

The release of these semi-professional, analog recordings he made close to a quarter century ago. These recordings of original songs were all made in an attic “studio”, on a Fostex 4-track cassette recorder. There is alot of trial and error, experimentation, and development of technical proficiancy along the way. Much of this material is raw and not for the faint-hearted, amateur listener, but there is an underlining quality which shines through on many tracks.

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