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This review is from: Soundsystem 01 (Audio CD)
If you're looking at this item and reading this review then you probably already know who Hybrid are and have an expectation of the quality of this album. Well, let me just assure you that the usual Hybrid quality and attention to detail is here in spades. Both CDs are a slight deviation from what you might expect from Wales' finest, especially on CD2 with its 4/4 beats, but it's only a slight deviation and definitely not a bad thing!
CD2 is a great mix in it's own right, but for me it's all about CD1, which is worth buying the album for on its own. "Cinematic" is the theme here, that movie-score sound that we have come to expect and love Hybrid for. While the mix incldes tracks from a variety of artists, each one sounds like it could have been produces by hybrid themselves (possibly the biggest compliment that could be paid to any of the artists in question!), and the mixing between these tracks is nothing short of sublime, in fact I'd go as far to say that the word "mixing" doesn't seem enough, a new word needs to be invented to describe the way the tracks have been seamlesly blended together. Put this CD on, turn the sound up, and float away in sonic bliss:-)
Fingers crossed for a Soundsystem_02 some time soon!