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HYBOID: Where Androids Come To Die

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Artist: HYBOID
Title: Where Androids Come To Die
Format: 12"
Label: Astro Chicken (@)
Rated: *****
With his fist album "Aliens ate my Synthesizer!" we knew the most sidereal side of Sebastian Hübert. Tracks like the opening "Madhouse In Space Pt. I" were introducing us to the spacey side of Hyboid, thanks to dreamy melodies and 808 beats. With this new MLP titled WHERE ANDROIDS COME TO DIE, you're invited to attend to the funeral of a robot. As reported on the info sheet, this is the story behing the release: "On a quest for his ancestral roots our hero suffers a CPU arrest. Unable to recover, certain death is only a matter of time". Printed on a special deluxe cardboard, the cover reminds a funeral card and the seven tracks are perfect as its soundtrack. Despite all this funeral thing, I sincerely hope that this isn't meaning that Hyboid won't be no more, because I love both the albums. Musically, if until now Sebastian was using fast arpeggios and upbeat tempos, on all the tracks the rhythmic part is kinda bouncing and energetic but the atmosphere has turned dark and the arpeggios are slowed down, creating in this way, an hypnotic sound that it's captivating but if you want to check something great, put your needle on the final track "Requiem For Hyboid": it is touching and even if it is an instrumental one, it's like hearing thousands of unspoken words. With this MLP, Sebastian, took Hyboid toward new lands and he brought his music to level of people like Klaus Schulze. Rich textures, great analog sounds and catchy melodies will convince you to support this release... Get well soon cyborg!!!

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