I Choose Noise

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I Choose Noise
Studio album by Hybrid
Released 4 September 2006
Genre Trip hop, nu skool breaks, electronica
Length 67:52
Label Distinct'ive Breaks
Producer Hybrid
Hybrid chronology
Morning Sci-Fi
(2003)
I Choose Noise
(2006)
Disappear Here
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
iBeats (9/10)[2]
Progressive-Sounds (9/10)[3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[4]

I Choose Noise is the third studio album by British progressive breakbeat band Hybrid, as well as an EP by the same. The album included recorded symphonic sequences by the Seattle Session Orchestra,[5] and was produced in collaboration with composer Harry Gregson-Williams.

The album was released in the UK on 4 September 2006 and in the United States on October 10, 2006. Although a bonus disc featuring Hybrid's live show at God's Global Gathering was intended to be included, it was omitted due to time constraints and may be released separately. Hybrid's track "Sleepwalking" was also originally intended for I Choose Noise, but was omitted because it was felt not to fit into the album. The track did not become available until four years after it was originally produced, with the release of the album Hybrid Remixed.

Due to popular demand, several tracks from the album were also released on 12" vinyl. The three releases were: Dogstar / I Choose Noise, Falling Down / Last Man Standing & Dreamstalker / Just for Today. By 15 December 2006, all three were available through the Distinct'ive Records website.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
0. "Everything Is Brand New" (hidden track; accessible by rewinding from "Secret Circles")   3:04
1. "Secret Circles"   Gregson-Williams, Healings, Truman 0:53
2. "Dogstar" (featuring Perry Farrell) Farrell, Healings, Truman 8:24
3. "I Choose Noise" (misprinted in the liner notes as "I Chose Noise"[6]) Healings, Truman 5:29
4. "Falling Down" (featuring Judie Tzuke) Gregson-Williams, Truman, Tzuke 6:52
5. "Last Man Standing"   Healings, Tillman, Truman 8:08
6. "Hooligan Spirit"   Healings, Truman 4:34
7. "Choke" (featuring John Graham - appeared in the trailer of film The Spirit) Graham, Truman 6:52
8. "Keep It in the Family"   Gregson-Williams, Truman 6:22
9. "Until Tomorrow" (featuring John Graham) Armando DiStéfano, Graham, Greenwood, Truman 6:46
10. "Dreamstalker" (features voiceover by director Tony Scott, whom Hybrid have co-produced three film soundtracks for) Healings, Truman 6:28
11. "Just for Today" (featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw - featured as the opening theme of The Frantic Assembly's production of Othello) Gregson-Williams, Hawkshaw, Healings, Truman 8:10

Remixes[edit]

  • "Dogstar" was remixed by Satellite Party under the name: "Wish Upon A Dogstar"
  • "Dreamstalker" was remixed by Satellite Party. The track is called: "Kinky"

Personnel[edit]

  • Stephen Barton – piano, orchestration, assistant
  • Toby Chu – assistante engineer
  • Peter DiStefano – guitars
  • Perry Farrell – vocals, vocal effect
  • Meri Gavin – assistant engineer
  • John D. Graham – vocals
  • Tom Greenwood – electric guitar
  • Harry Gregson-Williams – producer, conductor, orchestration
  • Kirsty Hawkshaw – vocals
  • Chris Healings – keyboards, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Peter Hook – bass
  • Tim Hutton – bass, drums
  • Hybrid – producer
  • Simon James – contractor
  • Costa Kotselas – assistant engineer
  • Kory Kruckenberg – digital editing
  • Mal Luker – engineer
  • Gretchen O`Neal – production supervisor
  • Robert Puff – music copyist
  • David Sabee – contractor
  • Jon Schluckebier – stage manager
  • Tony Scott – speech
  • Adam Taylor – acoustic guitar
  • Martin Tillman – electric cello
  • Mike Truman – guitar, keyboards, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Judie Tzuke – vocals

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