International CD Review:
Okay, so they may not be the most famous band in the world, but
if you haven't heard their music then you've never lived.
This album is electronica at its very best.
As the band name suggests, Hybrid use a whole range of music styles
in their own original way. Wide Angle brings the listener
drum&bass, some hip-hop, trance, chill-out tunes, house with
some genuine orchestral sounds in there as well. This album
provides electronic music to satisfy your taste whatever mood you're
Wide Angle opens with some beautiful music supplied by the Russian
Federal Orchestra that fuses into 'If I Survive' with some impressive
beats and the vocals of Julee Cruise (of Twin Peaks fame).
Next comes 'I Know' and 'Beachcoma', two laid back tunes with saxophones
and other more relaxing sounds. Let your toes warm to those
wonderful deep bassy sounds. Now jump up and put your hands
in the air for three excellent dance tracks with some huge breakbeats
in there: 'Dreaming Your Dreams', 'Snyper' and 'Theme From Wide
Angle'. 'Theme From Wide Angle' can never be played loud enough!
'Sinequanon'. This is an excellent trip-hop track with
some beautiful French rapping to add an extra original flavor with
the most dreamy break in the middle that send shivers down your
spine. This wonderful music continues right to the very end
of the CD and is over too soon. But that's okay because you
can play it again!
Wide Angle is sweet. It's original, diverse and highly recommended
to anyone who enjoys good electronica. I am looking forward
to their next release. By the way, look for the album with
a bonus CD containing live tracks!