May 29, 2024

Hybryds – Mythopia The Sequel (Album – 3rioart)

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Genre/Influences: Ritual, Tribal, Cinematic, Industrial, Minimal-Electro.

Format: Digital, CDR.

Background/Info: Sandy Nijs aka ‘Magthea’ and Peter De Koning (TraumaSutra) are back on track unleashing a ‘sequel’ to their “Mythopia”-album (2021). Assisted by female singers Madeline Arndt and Katharina Galgareipi they bring us ten new cuts plus two bonus cuts on the digital version.  

Content: Hybryds sound different since the “Mythopia”-album and yet it remains Hybryds because of the explicit Ritual and Tribal touch. But the sound became more diversified and open-minded which becomes even more noticeable on this new work. There’s a true sonic osmosis between different elements; moving from the good-old and familiar Ritual/Tribal/Industrial sound to pure Minimal-Electronics and other Cinematic parts. The mystic and heavenly female vocals on top of the work accentuate the dark sensual side of Hybryds by adding a graceful, mystic, flavor.

+ + + : All influences together are sometimes leading to a transcendental experience. Hybryds have evolved and that’s a damned good thing. There’s a true chemistry between Sandy Nijs and Peter De Koning resulting in a kind of Hybryd.2 sound; still recognizable and yet exploring new paths. But there still is the mystic and mysterious touch which made Hybryds that famous. I’m still more into these Ritual/Tribal influences which are emerging from the great opener “Renth To Ranise” and “The Shepherd” but also cuts like “Feel The Pulse Of My Beat” and “Into The Valley”. The female vocals remain a real essential part of the sound DNA.

– – – : Hybryds will maybe become less recognizable for ‘early’ fans of the project but I like the ‘new’ sound.

Conclusion: I’m still convinced there’s not enough projects like Hybryds although they’ve never been that diversified.

Best songs: “Feel The Pulse Of My Beat”, “Renth To Ranise”, “Into The Valley”, “The Shepherd”, “Sky Gods”, “Cultural Extinction”.

Rate: 8½.

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