- Audio CD (11 May 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
- ASIN: B003G71620
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,887 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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If you can ignore the opinions of reviewers who've fast forwarded their way through the album, rather than listening properly, you'll get your reward. This is a very strong album which contains recognisable elements from all of Hybrid's earlier work, as well some very interesting new ideas. It's an album in the truest sense of the word - if you're the kind of person who routinely hits the 'shuffle' button then you'll not get it - but give yourself time and space to listen to it end to end and it will click.
(Hey...Chris and Mike have been working on it for a long time, the least you can do is pay attention for an hour or so ;-)
Just to put the record straight, the usual Hybrid trademarks are all here in abundance. Darkness, beauty, drama, emotion, and driving beats all combine to create the familiar vast soundscapes of their previous albums. "Empire" could be straight off "Wide Angle"; "Can You Hear Me" could easily have been taken from the "Morning Sci-Fi" sessions; and even the track that most people seem to have the biggest problem getting their heads around, "Green Shell Suit", would have been perfectly at home on their last album ("Sound System 01").
Had "Disappear Here" been chosen as the theme song to the last Bond movie, it would have sold in lorry loads. And had "Every Word" been the B-side to a single, fans would have been waxing lyrical over the band taking a "beautiful new direction". Of course "Formula of Fear" was itself a single, and has been around for a while; pretty much universally praised, it remains one of Hybrids most danceable tracks (and a great song to boot).Read more ›
The collaboration with Charlotte James works in fits and starts. The title track is a lovely, rolling epic, climaxing with a luscious piano spill. But on the thumping "Original Sin", it sounds like Ms James' vocal has been painfully shoehorned, while closing track "Numb" eases us out of the whole experience like we've just finished watching the latest Twilight movie.
As always, the production quality is a marvel, and none of the songs are BAD as such. This is more of a plea for a return to the thrill and the punch, and the wide-angled lens, of a fine band's former sound. Because "Disappear Here" feels kind of like watching helplessly while your exciting best friend marries, gets a mortgage, and stops coming out to play. Not a complete betrayal, but soft and shapeless and, most disappointingly, just a bit... well... nice.
1. Empire: Great start to the album and different to all of Hybrid's previous albums. There's classic Hybrid beats, and dramatic strings. I love the use of unusual instruments and sounds too and it sets the scene for the rest of the album.
2. Can you hear me: This is also a great track in parts, and you get a first taste of Charlotte's sometimes haunting voice. This track is marred slightly by the repetitive use of the song title throughout the tune, and in my opinion taken the edge of what could have been a really haunting and interesting track.
3. Green Shell Suit: This track starts off well, but I just don't get it. I was a little worried at this point about what the rest of the album was going to sound like. Green Shell Suit just seems out of place with all the other tracks on this album.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wasn't sure about this at first but it does grow. All the albums seem different but after a few plays yeah good.Published on 18 July 2013 by Mark
Not that I have a duff album from Hybrid so far but this is a goodun', as you'd expect if you own any of their other releases. Definitely worth a purchase.Published on 18 Mar. 2013 by John Kennedy
Great music, I play it a lot - bought the CD. Only small problem is that the song titles don't show with my PVR (Panasonic DMR-EX99V), only the song numbers. Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2012 by JonP
I only got to know Hybrid in recent times and wonder how they slipped under the radar for so long. I'm now going through Hybrid's back catalogue and very much enjoying the... Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2010 by DSR
I've been following Hybrid's Work for a number of years now, and I just cannot find anything bad to think or say about them... Read morePublished on 26 July 2010 by jacques rossouw
I've been following Hybrid now since their first album, Wide Angle, back in 1999. I remember hearing the track "Dreaming your Dreams", having never heard any of their music before,... Read morePublished on 6 Jun. 2010 by J. Taylor
Hybrid have always had consistent high quality of output. Though 'I Choose Noise' kept up that quality, I was sligthly disappointed by it and felt there was rehashing of a familiar... Read morePublished on 31 May 2010 by Satsumo Polygonal