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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Classics: Elsiane - Hybrid

I know I've been posting a lot of hip hop/rap recently, but that's just because I seem to be in a phase right now, where I enjoy listening to it the most. But I actually listen to all kinds of genres(yes even black metal).
So for something different now, this is one of my favorite albums of all time. It maybe has some hip hop in it but judge for yourself.
Those two you see above comprise a duo called Elsiane and they are Elsianne Caplette and Stephane Sotto. Their music is very hard to describe or to categorize, as they seem to have a lot of different influences. I would say it's kind of trip-hoppy with and orchestral touch to it, but don't rely on my description.

Elsiane released their first album in 2007. It's named "Hybrid", maybe because of the mix of genres that the music contains?
I don't know. What I know is that it sounds damn good. To be honest you have to get used to the vocals because they may sound a bit unusual/crazy at the beginning but after you've done that you can enjoy this masterpiece fully.
To me the best thing here is how epic but at the same time very personal this album sounds. It sounds a bit like a dream or like something not from the normal world, but still somehow natural and familiar. It's just hard to describe. There's also not one bad song on here, it's just something that you can listen to fully without skipping anything. I've listened to this a lot while falling asleep, it's the perfect album for that, not because it's boring though, it just has a dreamy quality to it. If you love music please give yourself some time to get used to this, you will love it later!
Enough of me trying to describe this, check out some of the highlight tracks for yourself:
Elsiane - Vaporous:

 Elsiane - Paranoia:

And order the album if you like it(the cd is only $7.86!):