The Cynic Project commenced as a band on the former mp3.com - a free music-sharing platform favoured by independent musicians promoting their work. When his dance track Matrix ][ (trance Mix)
(aka Grid II) hit a number one spot on the mp3.com music charts in November 1999, Alex built a home studio and started production on his first release. His first album Soundscapes Sampler
was completed early in the year 2000. A second CD Soundscapes 2000
- spawning the single Sidewinder
- was released fall of the same year.