220

Tweak: Hybrid Organics

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
Tweak: Hybrid Organics A former composer of film scores, producer Cyril Boehler displays his ear for visual soundscapes and textures under the moniker Tweak. Hybrid Organics is a colorful and warm album melding, as the title suggests, organic instrumentation with electronically created grooves. Not one to shy away from the unconventional, Boehler manages to fit the deep, rich tones of an Alpine horn into his afro-beats and bossa rhythms on the opener, and also on "Harvest". Boehler shifts moods easily – the calculated dissonance of "Nocturne" fits in easily alongside the quirky, spy-themed jazz-swing of "Woodworm". For that soulful touch, Boehler makes use of smooth vocals to embellish the relaxed funk of tracks like "Blood of Trust" and "Weirdo". "Escapism" is another vocal track that exhibits a seductive, stripped down funk, embellished by Shoany White’s sensuous vocals. Boehler has a penchant for shuffling, syncopated beats but he softens and humanizes them by making them sound like the dusty breaks of a live jazz-funk band. Hybrid Organics is a well-rounded and multi-layered excursion into melodic downtempo grooves that draws on an eclectic musical palette for varied moods. Boehler’s skill lies in threading jazz, soul and funk into his musical playground using electronica’s genre-mashing tools.

Courtesy of BPM magazine / DJMixed.com


Title: Hybrid Organics | Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Straight Ahead Recordings


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Saluting Sgt. Pepper CD/LP/Track Review Saluting Sgt. Pepper
by Karl Ackermann
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Thick as Thieves CD/LP/Track Review Thick as Thieves
by Jack Bowers
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Dream Within A Dream CD/LP/Track Review Dream Within A Dream
by Ian Patterson
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Live At The High Noon CD/LP/Track Review Live At The High Noon
by Doug Collette
Published: June 22, 2017
Read As It Should Be: Ballads 2 CD/LP/Track Review As It Should Be: Ballads 2
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 21, 2017
Read Karoujite CD/LP/Track Review Karoujite
by John Eyles
Published: June 21, 2017
Read "Peace" CD/LP/Track Review Peace
by Karl Ackermann
Published: January 18, 2017
Read "Mobiles Vol. 1" CD/LP/Track Review Mobiles Vol. 1
by James Nadal
Published: May 1, 2017
Read "New York Connections" CD/LP/Track Review New York Connections
by David A. Orthmann
Published: September 18, 2016
Read "Live in Tokyo" CD/LP/Track Review Live in Tokyo
by Chris M. Slawecki
Published: November 18, 2016
Read "Feather" CD/LP/Track Review Feather
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: April 22, 2017
Read "Silent Light" CD/LP/Track Review Silent Light
by Geno Thackara
Published: April 3, 2017

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.