Embarking on a journey of the senses, Easyjack delivers his most fibrous music to date through Hybrid Cluster Vol. 1. Sauntering across a range of tempos and degrees of intensity, this EP channels a uniform atmosphere through its composition and laser precision synthesis. Easyjack’s grounding in the art and science of high integrity engineering shines throughout the entire release, resulting in crystal clear transients and silky stereo imaging.
Hybrid Cluster Vol. 1 spins itself on a sound design axis; each track twists a bevy of similar tones and textures into an entirely new soundscape. The opening track “Iridescence” ebbs and flows between sultry melodies and enveloping bass weight, while the follow up tune “Skirmish” pounds speaker cones with syncopated synth cuts and processed hip-hop rhythms. “Hybrid” is the dance-floor-ready weapon of choice, drenching break-beat in resonant frequencies and juggled sub jaunts. “Azimuth” relaxes the atmosphere, utilizing a suite of round-edged textures and soft, tonal synthesis to paint melodies across the frequency spectrum. The swells and audio artifacts of “Temporal Symmetry” fold into themselves like a torus, giving the track a distinct rhythmic surface to reflect the developing melodies. Bringing the journey to a close, “Parallax Dub” is an all-encompassing stereo ball of synthesis and modality, with complimentary phrases slinging off of one another with mounting momentum.
Easyjack is perpetually tapped into the vein of high fidelity production and engineering, and he proves it once again through this Hybrid Cluster. His focus on tonal clarity as the foundation of his music speaks volumes, literally and figuratively. For audiophiles, engineers, producers, casual consumers, and frequency freaks alike, Hybrid Cluster Vol. 1 is primed and ready for your head holes.