401Fwd: hybrid info
- Jun 9, 2000Hybrid-ers,
Anyone who's going to 6th element- do you want to meet up before the Hybrid
Contact me for my cellphone,
Hope to meet some of you!
>From: Gen Kanai <gkanai@...>
>To: "'gkanai@...'" <gkanai@...>
>Subject: hybrid info
>Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 10:43:56 -0400
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>Mike Truman, Chris Healings, and Lee Mullins are Hybrid, a Swansea-based
>dance collective with designs on the future of music. The trio met in 1992
>while clubbing in Swansea where they bonded over Truman's remix of Pink
>Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall". They've been doing DJ sets and mixing
>their own music ever since.
>With so much club music wholly predictable, Hybrid wants to make dance music
>that will last. Their tracks are surprising, spark the imagination, and
>enrich the listeners palate, rather than supply the same old product. Their
>debut album, Wide Angle - which was over a year in the making - was born of
>Hybrid's frustration with the narrow horizons of British dance music. Wide
>Angle attempts to make dance music more melodic, imaginative, bigger and
>deeper than it has ever been before.
>To this end they recruited singer songwriter Julle Cruise, known for her
>work with David Lynch's Twin Peaks theme, and Sacha Puttnam, a composer and
>musicologist who trained at the Moscow Conservatory. Puttnam brought with
>him a strong element of orchestral discipline to Hybrid's electronic
>experimentalism. Suddenly, they had wonderful harmonies mixed from academic
>musical rigor and dance floor beats.
>Hybrid's multi-album deal with Distinctive Records has allowed them the
>security to formulate long term plans. They are developing their live act
>and have exploded on the stage everywhere from Miami to Liverpool. With
>their next album in the works, and with influences as diverse as John Barry,
>Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, and Claude Debussy, there's plenty of scope
>for the wildest experimentation.
>Always the innovators, they're making noises about an unplugged breakbeat
>album, and suite of music in which the melodic instruments play the beat,
>and the percussion instruments play the melody.