Hybrid, the Wales based electronic duo, strive to surpass their groundbreaking 1999 release Wide Angle, with Morning Sci-Fi, and in so doing, they ultimately shatter the bar instead of merely clearing it. Hybrid has become famous in the electronic community for their skillful and lush atmosphere and sweeping cinematic orchestrations, all smoothed over solid breakbeats. They continue this formula with renewed vigor, adding layer upon layer of the thick stuff, whilst drawing in various collaborators to add depth and in some way, sonic clarity. Hybrid is so thick with sound and beautiful and massive arrangements- for which the word epic doesn't begin to cover- that the appearance of organic instruments and heartbreakingly vulnerable vocals makes this record entirely human. What results is, for lack of a better word, a sonic journey. The tracks flow like a DJ set, woven together by reverbs and sound effects, giving the slight feeling (as the songs fade in and assemble for the listener) that the tunes are being manually dragged from distant corners of the universe. An impressive effort, and one that belongs in the collection of any electronic/downtempo, and even classical enthusiast. In addition, the bonus dvd included in this edition, while seemingly short, is of a good relative length when one considers that the package is sold for barely over the normal admission price. A solid purchase overall.