Review: Sebastian H?bert aka Hyboid delivers another wonderfully out there album's worth synth and electro tracks. The pulsating groove of "Starcrush" comes across like a new age version of Legowelt, while the title track is a cosmic-sounding piece of electro pop. H?bert clearly spends a lot of his time star-gazing because the album also contains wonderfully cosmic pieces like "Crystal of the Ancients" and the sci-fi sound track of "Future Fever". While some tracks on Strange Signals veer into electronic easy listening, H?bert's slick production and knack of writing memorable melodies - check "Walking the Milky Way" if you're in any doubt - make this a delightfully spaced out journey.
Review: Sebastian Hubert's Hyboid project continues to deliver high-tech waves of contemporary electro, and there's no stopping him or his insatiable Astro Chicken imprint. "UFOs Over Berlin", a sight all too often seen by the city's residents, starts off with a harsh artillery of beats and a fast, 80s sort of tempo that verges into coldwave; "Torture By Popcorn" sounds like an early 2000's Euro house anthem stripped down to its bare bones, and "Rocket Science" goes for a more sombre, synth-heavy approach for the more introspective listeners out there. The virtual B-side starts with the sinister yet seductive synth harmonics of the glitchy "Ambush At Treptower Park", "A Fistful Of Tribbles" sounds like a boogie reinterpretation of some cold, 90s electro madness, and "Randezvous With An Invader" takes inspiration from the Kraftwerk school of thought, transporting the listener with a quirky selection of synth waves.