Hybrid (UK)
Wide Angle


5.0
classic

Review

by Bassist540 USER (11 Reviews)
May 31st, 2011 | 20 replies | 5,623 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A+

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

To start off Hybrid's 11 year long business in the Electronic industry, they decide to release one. An outstanding one. One that is very beneficial to the Electronic genre. You have the fascinating beats, flow, and believe it or not, the vocals. Vocals are to be heard throughout some of the songs. They are a pleasure to listen to. They will not disappoint. Songs like I Know, If I Survive, and Dreaming Your Dreams features the most deliverable singing. Much of the album itself is indulged with great, luminescent and robust charisma. As in almost the entire thing is well crafted, and maintains the consistency.

I really can't pin point out songs that are dull or tedious. They are almost all perfectly organized into being an incredibly crafted piece. Most of the songs feature a quiet piano, which adds to the atmosphere and gives the song more emphasis. One song even features a symphony, Final Symphony. Needless to say, some of the songs DO however get pretty boring to listen to. One in particular I found was Snyper. Nothing really stood out on this track. Fairly bland listen. Snyper was pretty much half baked for most of it.

Believe it or not, there are some instruments included. You have the Piano, Saxophone, and the Orchestra. You will find the Piano included in Beachcoma, If I Survive, and others. The Saxophone is as well included to the intro to Beachcoma. Final Symphony will leave seemingly maggots in your body, squirming around as if you are rudely awakened. As I mean you will be left speechless. It is a 9 minute jam delivered to your ear canal. The Orchestra does a remarkable job with the instruments. Most of it is played by the violins. It has a descending technique to it. First it's very vibrant, than it descends to a lower pitch as it progresses.

The lyrics are very well achieved by Hybrid. They achieve greatness. Most of the lyrics are fairly uncommon, but some jams you'll find them. They deal with surviving, achieving, and everyday challenges. One song, Sinequanon, features a guest by the name of Soon E MC. He kills it. His voice is gorgeous. That's right, I'm a guy and I said that. His voice flows premium throughout. The chorus is very quiet. For some reason, I can hear very clearly however. That song practically defines Relaxing. It actually has a verse, chorus, verse, and a bridge even. He is speaking in french. He is talking about how life is rough for him, as well as the conditions.

The sound and production are solid. The sound is so engraving that you will be instantly hooked by how the songs are so well constructed. They are fairly complex, and execute many different melodies within the song itself. The atmosphere to the songs are incredible for me. They are deliquescent, and can be set for any mood. You may want to use If I Survive, and Snyper for jogging on a street. Beachcoma, and Sinequanon can be used for excessive relaxation.


Electronic music is a diverse genre, and features many genres within the genre. Wide Angle offers almost all of it. You have a little Techno, mind bulging Breaks, and abundant Trance. Wide Angle is a tremendous piece of touching Electronic music within the category.

Pros:

Excellent piece of work to the Electronic species
Everything flows smoothly, nothing hinders
Soon E MC is a mammoth when It comes to vocals
Top of the notch production


Cons:

Snyper, by a little. This song is not lousy, it just drags on a little too far


P.S, does anyone else think that the kid on the album cover looks like the youngster from the Aerials video by System of a Down? Hm.



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Bassist540
May 31st 2011



373 Comments


I had fun writing this. I could have used better Adjectives but I think I did better than my previous works.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 1st 2011



31097 Comments



Electronic music is a diverse genre, and features many genres within the genre.


Well it's more a term than a genre, or a loose descriptor

Digging: Banks - Goddess

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
June 1st 2011



3766 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album's a bit too dated for me to really enjoy like you do, but still awesome.

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

Bassist540
June 1st 2011



373 Comments


Thanks to all and thanks Deviant.

WashboardSuds
June 1st 2011



4993 Comments


have only heard "Dreaming Your Dreams" off of this, pretty decent

nice reivew too

Digging: Gas - Nah und Fern

scissorlocked
June 1st 2011



3509 Comments


I've heard this is good

will check it out soon

BSX
June 1st 2011



1633 Comments


Finished Symphony = SSX TRICKY

Psilocyanide
June 1st 2011



1823 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album, about time someone reviewed it.

KILL
June 1st 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sweet glad this got a review awesome album

Digging: Invisible - El jardin de los presentes

KILL
August 13th 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

diggin this shit so fuckin hard right now

KILL
August 21st 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

didnt even realise julee cruise was on this til the other day OMFG she rules

KILL
September 2nd 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best album ever made

KILL
September 16th 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

agreed best album of the last 100 years

god does anyone else like this

KILL
September 20th 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dude im gonna 5 this

KILL
October 1st 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

a comment not made by me omfg

KILL
October 7th 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

man god damn this album right here this fuckin album

KILL
October 7th 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nothing compared

KILL
October 12th 2011



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best album ever made i've decided

KILL5
October 28th 2011



429 Comments


best album ever made i've decided [7]

Gilgamahesh
October 30th 2011



1006 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

SO FUCKING GOOD.



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