on 24 August 2002
This is a interesting CD, which features Michael Brooks on infinite guitar, guitar, synthesiser, bass etc etc. It also includes Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno and a few other occasional guests. Brian Eno plays such things as treatments, mix, swamp percussion, piano etc. Interesting and imaginative titles reflect the likewise interesting music on this CD; it contains layers of long structured sounds and instruments on top of some tracks which contain drums and guitars that propel the music in a forward momentum. Other tracks feature longer type structures of infinite guitar nicely layered with interesting rhythms and sounds. It's a well crafted album that is nicely structured and paced, and is by no means 'boring'. Although not listed in my top 10 albums of all time it would be in my top 100?! Munt1
on 13 August 2005
Cricket captains have 'go-to' bowlers - people they can always rely on in a tight spot. This is a go-to album for me, and has been since I bought it on release many years ago. It's a sublime, gentle and extraordinarily beautiful collection from the man who invented the infinite guitar as used by The Edge, but much more hauntingly and lovingly deployed here by its creator. This set is not quite ambient because there's too much that catches the ear, but it is reliably gentle and breathtakingly lovely. I often put Hybrid on when reading, working or when eating with friends. One or two tracks (notably the standout Midday) still make time stand still after thousands of listens. If you like Eno and Lanois (who co-produced) or you're just into gorgeous chillout music, buy this album!