Album Releases

Official Album Releases

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

The Good Guys was recorded over the winter of 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 Releases

Nine Fine Lines by Sinclair SoulNine Fine Lines by Sinclair Soul
Released on September 9, 2019

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
December 10, 2010

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

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
December 27, 2007

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
October 10, 2005

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 Wahray & Soul

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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