I Choose Noise

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I Choose Noise
Studio album by Hybrid
Released 4 September 2006
Recorded 2004-06
Genre Trip hop, nu skool breaks, electronica
Length 67:52
Label Distinct'ive Breaks
Producer Hybrid
Hybrid chronology
Morning Sci-Fi
(2003)Morning Sci-Fi2003
I Choose Noise
Disappear Here
(2010)Disappear Here2010
Singles from I Choose Noise
  1. "Dogstar / I Choose Noise"
    Released: 20 November 2006
  2. "Falling Down / Last Man Standing"
    Released: 4 December 2006
  3. "Dreamstalker / Just For Today"
    Released: 18 December 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
iBeats 9/10[2]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[3]
Resident Advisor 4/5 stars[4]
Release Magazine 9/10[5]
Progressive-Sounds 9/10[6]

I Choose Noise is the third studio album by British progressive breakbeat band Hybrid, released on 4 September 2006 by Distinct'ive Records. The album included recorded symphonic sequences by the Seattle Session Orchestra,[7] 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 Re_Mixed.

I Choose Noise is the only studio album by Hybrid not to be released on vinyl. However, due to popular demand, several tracks from the album were also released on 12" vinyl singles. The three releases were "Dogstar / I Choose Noise", "Falling Down / Last Man Standing", and "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" 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) 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. "Dream Stalker" Healings, Truman 6:28
11. "Just for Today" (featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw) Gregson-Williams, Hawkshaw, Healings, Truman 8:10
Total length: 67:52



  • 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


  • "I Choose Noise" was misprinted in the CD liner notes as "I Chose Noise".[8]
  • "Choke" and "Keep It in the Family" were featured in the trailers for the 2008 film The Spirit.
  • "Dream Stalker" features voiceover from the audio commentary for Domino by director Tony Scott, for whom Hybrid have co-produced three film soundtracks.
  • "Just For Today" was featured as the opening theme of The Frantic Assembly's production of Othello.
  • "Everything is Brand New" was included as a digital download bonus track.


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