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Hybrid I Choose Noise (Distinct’ive Records; Oct. 10, 2006)

Standing out in a genre that seems to be taking more steps backward than forward, British electronic duo Hybrid have been a breath of fresh air since their 2003 hybrid_i_choose_noise.jpgsophomore release Morning Sci-Fi. Three years later, electronic music has seen some considerable advances, and Hybrid are back to push the envelope even further with I Choose Noise.

The Brits have tweaked some serious knobs on this one, churning out remarkably human melodies and percussions from some ice-cold circuitry. Guest vocalists such as Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction fame make this album as fascinating in the headphones as it is on the dancefloor. hybrid_guys.jpgWith vocals in progressive trance so often sounding tacked on at the last minute, Hybrid’s ability to center their tracks around their singers is a deadly weapon. Combined with some showcasing of their symphonic talents on tracks like “Just for Today,” I Choose Noise is by far one of the best electronic releases of the year. 468x60 Banner banner

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