Hybrid ‎– Wide Angle

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DISNCD54 Hybrid Wide Angle(CD, Album) Distinct'ive Records DISNCD54 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AVTCD-95267 Hybrid Wide Angle(2xCD) Avex Asia Ltd. AVTCD-95267 Hong Kong 1999 Sell This Version
CTCR-11055-6 Hybrid Wide Angle(2xCD) Cutting Edge CTCR-11055-6 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
DISNLP 54 Hybrid Wide Angle(3x12", Album) Distinct'ive Records DISNLP 54 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DISNLP 54, DISNLP54 Hybrid Wide Angle(3x12", Album, Gat) Distinct'ive Records, Distinct'ive Records DISNLP 54, DISNLP54 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DISNLP 54, DISNLP54 Hybrid Wide Angle(3x12", Album, Num, Gat) Distinct'ive Records, Distinct'ive Records DISNLP 54, DISNLP54 UK 1999 Sell This Version
XOVER015 Hybrid Wide Angle(CD, Album) X-Over Recordings XOVER015 Australia & New Zealand 1999 Sell This Version
DISNCD 54 Hybrid Wide Angle(CD, Album, Promo) Distinct'ive Records DISNCD 54 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Hybrid Wide Angle(CDr, Promo) Distinct'ive Records none UK 1999 Sell This Version
AVTMC 95267 Hybrid Wide Angle(Cass) Avex Trax AVTMC 95267 Thailand 1999 Sell This Version
none Hybrid Wider Angle Special Edition (The Double Album)(CDr, Album, Promo, Jew + CDr, Mixed, Promo, Jew) Distinct'ive Breaks none UK 1999 Sell This Version
9 47886-2 Hybrid Wide Angle(CD) Kinetic Records, Reprise Records 9 47886-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-47866-B Hybrid Wide Angle(CD, Album, Promo) Kinetic Records 2A-47866-B US 2000 Sell This Version
9 47886-2 Hybrid Wide Angle(CD, Album, Unofficial) Kinetic Records, Reprise Records 9 47886-2 2000 Sell This Version
DISNCD63 Hybrid Wider Angle (Special Edition)(2xCD, Album, P/Mixed, S/Edition, Car) Distinct'ive Breaks DISNCD63 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DISNCD63 Hybrid Wider Angle (Special Edition)(2xCD, Album, S/Edition) Distinct'ive Breaks DISNCD63 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AVTCD-95363 Hybrid Wider Angle - Special Edition(2xCD) Avex Trax AVTCD-95363 Hong Kong 2000 Sell This Version
AVTCD-95363 Hybrid Wider Angle(2xCD, S/Edition) Avex Trax, Music Street, Distinct'ive Records, Distinct'ive Breaks AVTCD-95363 Singapore 2000 Sell This Version
DISNLP63 Hybrid Wider Angle(4x12", Album, S/Edition) Distinct'ive Breaks DISNLP63 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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BigBeat25

BigBeat25

April 8, 2018
referencing Wide Angle, CD, Album, DISNCD54

Another CD proving that the British electronic scene was pure bliss. Moreover, combining breakbeat with classical is superb.
"Wide Angle" is another witness of emotional electronic music. Yes !

Nothing else to say. Buy it if the musical beauty of Underworld, Orbital, Oakenfold, Rob Dougan or Leftfield already seduced you.
captainsteve

captainsteve

September 9, 2015
referencing Wide Angle, CD, 9 47886-2

Hybrid's first release is arguably their finest, with incredibly well produced breaks as expected. With the eternal 'I Know' and 'If I Survive', Hybrid comes out guns blazing. This American release has Kill City, Altitude and Kid 2000 which are all nice editions, Kid 2000 being particularly good. For a fan of progressive breaks this is a must buy (although you probably already have it!).

Top Tracks:

If I Survive
Beachcoma
Sinequanon
Finished Symphony
Cardia1

Cardia1

March 12, 2014
referencing Wider Angle (Special Edition), 2xCD, Album, P/Mixed, S/Edition, Car, DISNCD63

Nice alternative dance music with some classic tunes.
h4ndcrafted

h4ndcrafted

September 15, 2013
referencing Wide Angle, CD, Album, DISNCD54

Amazing album. UK breakbeat at its most finest.
h4ndcrafted

h4ndcrafted

September 15, 2013
referencing Wide Angle, 3x12", Album, Gat, DISNLP 54, DISNLP54

One of the finest breakbeat albums about.
Phexerian

Phexerian

March 27, 2008
referencing Wide Angle, 3x12", Album, Gat, DISNLP 54, DISNLP54

This is one of the best albums ever made for the electronic music world. The Hybrid boys from Wales never cease to amaze me with the very melodic break beats that excite the mind.

Best tracks include:

If I Survive - Great lyrics and vocals. All around great song to listen to.

I Know - With Lyrics and Vocals by Julie Cruise, very nice laid back tune.

Beachcoma - Great building track with some decent scratching.

Dreaming Your Dreams - Beginning has great breakbeat intro and then it dives off into a more symphonic and melodic piece. Very good tune.

Sinequanon - Latin for "that which cannot be with out" or "the essential element", this track is a french vocal trip hop song with a great lounge and chill beat. Lyrics about how the person lives for the weekend to go out and party.

Finished Symphony - Probably the most known song on this album. Has been featured by John Digweed. Song has LOTS of strings in it and is all around a great tune. One of the best ever written.
scoundrel

scoundrel

July 7, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Wider Angle (Special Edition), 2xCD, Album, P/Mixed, S/Edition, Car, DISNCD63

Hybrid brings an orchestral grandeur to club breaks on their highly-lauded debut WIDE ANGLE. And it’s a tough album, no doubt about it. With Julee Cruise providing vocals from angelic (“Dreaming Your Dreams”) to strained and confrontational (“If I Survive”) to lounge-jazz (“I Know”). The music itself shows careful attention to detail, the multiple layers working together to form a cohesive whole. The attention-grabbing strings permeate the entire album, adding a near-classical sensibility, or, at the very least, a cinematic presence (it’s no coincidence that the opening track is called “Opening Credits”). The strings lend a certain majesty to otherwise straightforward tracks like “Snyper” and to the better-than-average rap on “Sinequanon.” “High Life” is a more 4/4-friendly track. But, undoubtedly, “Finished Symphony” is the highlight here, drenched in strings. The second disc highlights their pure dancefloor skills, especially in putting together a live show (if the cheering crowd is any indication). As for the bonus tracks, “Kill City” has a wicked bassline, but it’s “Kid 2000” that pops out, helped in no small part by Chrissie Hynde's vocals.
stevekeiretsu

stevekeiretsu

August 2, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Wider Angle (Special Edition), 2xCD, Album, P/Mixed, S/Edition, Car, DISNCD63

Just possibly the finest dance music album ever? A bold claim, but I know several people who say that about this release, and, on some days at least, I agree with them.

I have to say that on paper it sounds like something to avoid at all costs: the combination of female vocals, trance and an orchestra sounds like a cheese-ridden cliche-fest. This would be understandable for those unfamiliar with Hybrid. Purveyors of some of the sickest, slickest nu skool breaks drumtracks ever seen, holding equally mastery of the bassline, capable of mixdowns as clean and fat as Teebee and programming/edits as jaw-dropping as BT and Tsunami One- there's plenty here for those who would normally avoid trance at all costs.

But that's beside the point, because the vocals, trance and orchestra are 200% pulled off - at the end of the day, both production and songwriting are flawless, and the result is a genuinely powerful album. It's just beautiful and can't be recommended strongly enough to anyone into, well, just about anything.

In my opinion, it's definitely worth picking up this special edition double cd version. The live set on CD2 sees the tracks reworked for astoundingly high-energy dancefloor mayhem, emphasising the pumping 4/4 side of things. The bonus tracks, meanwhile, are top-rate, showcasing Hybrid's skill with the mean and nasty 12" - "Kill City" is one of my favourite bassline tearouts of all time.
voitek

voitek

August 25, 2002
referencing Wider Angle (Special Edition), 2xCD, Album, P/Mixed, S/Edition, Car, DISNCD63
In Ausralia i purchased Live Angle as a seperate cd, it had the same cover design but instead reads Llive Angle:sydney, which suggests where it was recorded. It also came with the 3 extra tracks. Awesome live recording, the quality is amazing and the sound these boys poduce....wicked!