From MusicDish@21:1/5 to All on Mon Sep 18 15:07:15 2017
The electronic indie pop album "Castaliah," a collaboration between Broken2th and Crystal Sun, released digitally on July 17th. Mixed and mastered by Broken2th (Brian Frederick) at Hybrid Studios in Orange County, the record already has over three
thousand plays on Spotify in its first two weeks. In addition to Broken2th and Crystal Sun, the album features artists like Donald Clay (The Pharcide) on keys, John Patrick Seedborg (Ronnie King) on trombone, and Vanessa Acosta (Bootleg Orchestra) on
"I've been known primarily as an engineer for a long time, and with this project I wanted to step out of that shadow and into the role of composer / producer. Its important for an album to have continuity, to have a producer and an artist locked in sync
to create a combined effort, and to create a work of art that represents what both want to say," said Frederick, "This album took a few years to create, and we went through a lot of ups and downs. I think you can really hear that in the music."
"Castaliah" has been in the works since 2012, with songs tracked around the country at various studios and locations along the way and finalized at Hybrid Studios. Crystal Sun and Broken2th are planning to release at least two more songs before the end
of 2017 and have many more currently in the writing process. Frederick also plans on releasing a full-length album this year from Subtle Smiles, a collaboration with Marley Rae from Long Beach electronic soul band Bootleg Orchestra.
About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is a fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped
with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.