Hybryds ‎– Soundtrack For The Aquarium - Antwerp Zoo

Daft Records ‎– D1003 CD
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The concept:
Music for exhibiting water with contents: soundtrack for the Antwerp Zoo Aquarium. Hybryds started off with sounds that were digitally recorded in the aquarium and the dolphinarium of the zoo. Pumping-plants, ambient sounds and noises of Ivo and Dolly (the Dolphins) were interpreted and integrated in a musical sculpture. The sound sculptures are to take the audience in astonishment and surprise to the atavistic world of the sea, mother of all existence. To create that atmosphere ultrasonic sounds of dolphins, underwatersounds of sharks and sealions, the singing of orca's, dolphins and whales, noises of divers and human voices were used, seashells, rainmaker, didgeridoo, percussion objects, sax, DX7, sampler, cello and several processors completed this soundscape.

Special thanks to:
P. Van Den Sande & aquarium crew, J. Smolders & dolphinarium crew,
M. Verswijvel, P. Van Den Eijnde, H. Couteau (Antwerp Zoo), and
Dolphinarium Brugge: R. Van de Velde (underwater sound recordings) and
professor C. Kamminga (ultrasonics of dolphins).
Without these people this project could not have been realised.
Hybryds contact:
3RIOART v.z.w., juliaandillenstraat 22, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium.
tel./fax. **32(0)165601 68.

Black & white pictures: archives K.M.D.A.
All music © HYBRYDS 1993

This CD contains the complete Hybryds contribution, which was partly released by the Zoo of Antwerp, celebrating its 150th anniversary.

The duration time of track Coda By Ivo And Dolly (9.1) is listed on the back of CD case 0:19 but actual audible time is 0:27. A hidden track (9.2) starts at 1:44. The total track time for track 9 is 12:22.

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  • Matrix / Runout: DURECO [01] DAFT 1003

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZOHAR 022-2 Hybryds Soundtrack For The Antwerp Zoo Aquarium(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zoharum ZOHAR 022-2 Poland 2011 Sell This Version



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October 2, 2012

Each song seems to transport you to a far away location setting. Hybryd drops you in and doesn't warn or apologize for what you might see or hear. To say these are epic tracks would be an understatement. But it is fitting that the word soundtrack is in the title. Haunting, excellent, eerie and perfectly visual, this soundtrack needs no picture. One could say these sound eastern influenced but its clear that this is any culture's primitive past. Ritual music indeed.