ah… see jonas… that’s the problem… it IS to cinematic… the great thing about wide angle was that, over all, it was an artist’s album. it had amazing production, crazy fills, and a unique sound never really heard before. it flows beautifully from track to track and while it does change moods and such throughout, you still feel like you’re in the same place… and although WA was an artists album, it would have still worked as a movie soundtrack…. right after i heard it for the first time, i was like… i’d love to see LOTR (i hated that movie, but visually it was stunning) while listening to WA…
with i choose noise, i feel like it’s a movie soundtrack that’s attempting to pose as an album. yes, it IS very cinematic, and i’d go as far as to say TO cinematic. the album doesn’t feel like an album… it feels like songs i’d hear in a movie then go out and buy the soundtrack (which i wouldn’t do cause soundtracks bore me usually, hahaha). i feel like hybrid just took a bunch of tracks that they never used for movies, added a bit more to them, and dropped em on a disc. i don’t feel an cohesion through the album, nor do i find anything that really sparks my interest. as i was saying to slice one a before he heard it… it’s a sample album… if you hear 1-2 minute clips, you’re like… ooooo this is neat.. but when you realize that most of the songs are just those 1-2 minutes looped over and over again with nary a dramatic change during the time, it’s very disappointing.
so i guess what i’m trying to say is that i choose noise had moments where it was cool, but then it just loses that coolness because its so repetative.
hybrid released a masterpiece with wide angle and because of that, i’ll always love them… but i will never like i choose noise.