Hybrid ‎– I Choose Noise

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Everything Is Brand New 3:06
Secret Circles 0:52
Dogstar 8:23
I Choose Noise 5:28
Falling Down 6:51
Last Man Standing 8:07
Hooligan Spirit 4:33
Choke 6:51
Keep It In The Family 6:21
Until Tomorrow 6:46
Dream Stalker 6:28
Just For Today 8:09

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DISNCD172 Hybrid I Choose Noise(CD, Album) Distinct'ive Records DISNCD172 UK 2006 Sell This Version
84-456 Hybrid I Choose Noise(CD, Album) Distinct'ive Records 84-456 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none Hybrid I Choose Noise(CDr, Promo) Distinct'ive Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
DISNCD172 Hybrid I Choose Noise(CD, Album, Unofficial) Distinct'ive Records (2) DISNCD172 Russia 2007 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 5, 2019
referencing I Choose Noise, CD, Album, DISNCD172

As the strings of "Secret Circles" start up, you can hear why Hybrid has moved more recently into soundtrack work. They've always excelled at cinematic sounds, and when the breaks of "Dogstar" start, you can hear them delve into rock too, as Perry Farrell takes lead on the lyrics. The string section contrasts the thick chugs of hip-hop rhythm on "I Choose Noise," while the strings get a house accompaniment on "Falling Down" and keep it mostly beatless on "Keep It in the Family." But "Last Man Standing" gets back to the thick breaks, substituting an electric guitar for the strings, but "Hooligan Spirit" is all about the aggression, with occasionally pauses in the schaffel beat to catch your breath. John Graham of Quivver lends his vocals to the slow chug of "Choke" and the more guitar-based "Until Tomorrow" that slowly gains acceleration. But it's the whirling and rolling closer, "Just For Today," that shows off both their melodic and beat-making skills the best, particularly with Kirsty Hawkshaw's soaring operatic vocals haunting the back. I choose Hybrid.
antis

antis

July 30, 2018
referencing I Choose Noise, CD, Album, DISNCD172
Shame this never had a full vinyl release like the other albums (I know there was eps)
waone

waone

August 8, 2011
referencing I Choose Noise, CD, Album, DISNCD172

one of the best album in electronic music history.
aristotacoma

aristotacoma

October 28, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing I Choose Noise, CD, Album, DISNCD172
I first heard this on radio some days ago, and recorded with analog cassette player (the analog natural noise gives a texture, and it doesn't have the feel of being, to the same extent, a mere 'copying', but allows the music to become more known). It is, within the genre, perhaps the best I have heard so far. I hope that the willingness to experiment aesthetically will also, with the perfume of excellence, approach the notion of experimenting with the mechanical rhythm which is still dominant in modern music -- and, in a powerful way, bring in the arrythmical. But let's hear all Hybrid is doing first!
DJuno

DJuno

September 26, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing I Choose Noise, CD, Album, DISNCD172
In view of Hybrids last album I'm stunned like ever before by this "I Choose Noise". I really loved the "Wider Angle" album for its string arrangements, and MY GOD I'm glad they've started building vividly harmonic and mellow tracks again. This time with a slightly dedicated tonus towards modern musicality other than mindless dancefloor fillers.

John Grahams appearance on "Until Tomorrow" is nothing but awesome. This phenomenal piece of music combines a moody guitar anthem with thick clouds of stringent melodics and effective vocals. This is by far the best track of the album.

Other tracks worth mentioning for their unique foundation of strings, breakbeats and random appearance of vocals: "Dogstar", "I Choose Noise", "Hooligan Spirit", "Choke", "Keep It In The Family" and "Just For Today".