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Mirror Conspiracy

Thievery CorporationAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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When they met in the mid-1990s, Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton and Rob Garza instantly bonded over their shared passion for bossa nova. Dedicating their 1996 debut Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi to bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Washington, D.C.-based duo have spent nearly two decades creating boundary-warping, complexly crafted electronic music partly inspired by bossa ... Read more in Amazon's Thievery Corporation Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 22, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Eighteenth Street
  • ASIN: B00004WFIZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,622 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Washington, D.C.'s Thievery Corporation purvey a very mellow, deliberately international mixture of sounds that might be called "lounge music"--not in the kitschy sense, but in the sense of a laid-back local bar (much like the one the duo happens to run) with no dance floor. Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are professed admirers of Brazilian music, and they're determined to inject as much warmth into electronic music as possible. The Mirror Conspiracy is quite a musical travelogue, starting in Jamaica with "Treasures." This dubby opening track, which features vocalist Brother Jack, is quite reminiscent of the start of Swayzak's Himawari. Next up is "Le Monde," a quiet, wah-wah-inflected song featuring a chanteuse named Lou Lou. She reappears later on the somewhat more uptempo "Shadows of Ourselves," which, despite the title, is also sung in French. "The Hong Kong Triad" sounds like a tip of the hat to Shaft-styled soundtrack music. Elsewhere, it's off to India for two sitar-flavored tracks with a similarly laidback groove that gets a bit closer to techno, one of which, "Lebanese Blonde" (hash? a woman?), has been released as a single. Brazil gets its due on the densely percussive "Air Batucada," the more bossa nova-like "So Com Voce," and an instrumental titled "Samba Tranquille." Fans of this style are sure to be pleased. --Bob Bannister

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120 of 132 people found the following review helpful
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Mirror Conspiracy is the latest international down-tempo musical offering from "Thievery Corporation" otherwise known as the dj/production team of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton. Like their earlier releases; "Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi" and the inspiring "DJ Kicks", the duo presents a sexy collection of international beats seasoned with an array of jazz, easy listening, lounge, bossa nova, samba, sound track samples and more. Tropical beats and Afro Brazilian rhythms drive the overall late night groove. "La Monde" is a seductive slice of loveliness mixing breathy French vocals with a distinctive Jamaican dub. "Lebanese Blonde" a mysteriously international spy film soundtrack peppered with Baleric beats. "Samba Tranquille" a bit of breezy tropical turntabalism. "Illumination" easily the standout builds hypnotically with its driving indo-pyschedelic drum beats and mysterious middle eastern chanting. These are djs as mixologists, interpreters of world beats, tour guides to a jet setting audio travelogue sampling global styles, genres, cultures and languages. Hip modern day exotica for the modern world. A Must BUY for hip cats!
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You're in a dimly lit lounge. The mood is hip and cool... December 12, 2004
By Tom B
Format:Audio CD
...and the music throbs slowly but insistently, snatches of melody drawing you in, the beat stimulating but relaxing at the same time. The crowd is young and bright and full of life, smiling and weaving around each other, heads tilting back with easy, cool laughter. Welcome to the Mirror Conspiracy, your ticket to another room, a spacious mood, a place where cares do not exist and pleasure is abundant. The ocean of beats and sounds washes across the shores of your mind, gently hypnotizing away the craggy realities that soon seem many miles behind you. Too good to be true? Not in this case. I've been through at least a hundred so-called chillout albums and discovered, as you by now have, that most of them are bland, same-sounding pap, boring, mealy sonic filler. With today's electronic gear it's all too easy to make wooshy sounds. Any fool can pull the trigger, but it's very hard to get it right. As in all musical genres, only about ten percent of artists are really gifted, let alone brilliant. These guys very much are, at least on this disc. You'll get that spacious feeling, the warmth of the strong but mellow beat, and actual musical artistry. Subtle variations ease you imperceptibly from one track to another without losing interest. This album is a rare gem. It can be played in almost any setting, and will win over non-techno people. If you have any desire whatsoever for that elusive bird called "chillout music," this disc is absolutely essential for your playlist. Money well spent. Enjoy.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By R Diaz
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It's been a while since we've heard original material from Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, the global lounge spinsters known as Thievery Corporation. So what have they been up to? After releasing an excellent edition to the DJ Kicks series last year, showcasing their enthusiasm for dub, jazz, and bossa nova ( wrapped in modern production), one might have guessed this world sound would be carried further on their second full-length release. Well, you'd be wrong.
The duo have decided to change directions, or rather, side-step to a different path. Their tracks, formerly drum layers with samples thrown in the blend, are now fully developed songs, often with singers. They've also studied their equipment, as these pieces reveal extra layers of sound and depth, are fuller and richer. The Corporation have gone from cool to chic, now wooing the café crowd instead of the spliff users.
Most tracks use the same formula: snappy varying percussion, shimmering melodies, warm tones and appearances by French women. It takes a few tunes for them to settle in; "Treasures is a brief step through mellow hues and crisp breakbeat, and "Le Monde," also short, adds thick guitar reverb and chanteuse vocals. "Indra" is the first standout track, with symphonic string pieces, chanting, and soft breakbeats building over time to reveal its' exotic colors. "Lebanese Blonde" a sitar-driven number with horn bursts (released as a single last year) counterpoints with some beautifully accented English. It's not until "Focus on Sight" that TC show some of the hip hop influences of earlier work. "Air Batucada" welds a spicy dance rhythm to a floating, glitterball melody, a nice kick in the middle of the disc.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 'Must Have' Album for Thievery Corporation August 31, 2003
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If one was to embark on a university program majoring in these guys, The Mirror Conspiracy would almost certainly be Thievery Corporation 101. It was The Mirror Conspiracy that first exposed me to Thievery Corporation, and it's largely due to this album that I subsequently purchased every other album the group has produced.
For nearly 6 months, this album was constantly present in my stereo as I drove, or on deck waiting to be played next. I don't live in a big city, but after just a few minutes of songs like Le Monde, I could imagine I was driving through the streets of New York or Paris at night. I must admit that many of my music choices are based on their value as driving music, as that's where I do most of my listening, and much of this album is perfect for the job.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Easy listening
Published 7 days ago by Thomas Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
Thievery produces some of the best chill music on earth. They are the standard by which others can only compare but never equal. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Loki965
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
LOVE ANYTHING BY THIEVERY CORPORATION!! This is no exception. Pour a glass of wine and chill! And that's enough said!
Published 5 months ago by QUEENIE
1.0 out of 5 stars Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
Holy cow, is this tedious. Wake me up when it's over, kids. Better yet, wake me up when it's over and you've tossed it.
Published 6 months ago by Paul A. Tatara
5.0 out of 5 stars CD from Goodwill
Love the music and the price! CD was in perfect condition. Plus knowing that it came from Goodwill is a bonus!
Published 7 months ago by Debra J Edwards
3.0 out of 5 stars Cool
I like the band so I got what I asked for, sound good so no complains, would buy more in the future,
Published 10 months ago by Ramon
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth grooves
Mirror Conspiracy likely has most of the good tracks you've heard from Thievery Corporation. The sound is an internationally flavored lounge feel. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Graham harris
5.0 out of 5 stars listen to it almost every day
I love all of the different singers and the beats and I love the mood I feel when I hear it -mellow but thoughtful
Published 15 months ago by mom12
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album
one of my faves from Thievery Corporation! It's very mellow and reminds me of just sitting in the Sun. <3
Published 15 months ago by C412M4
3.0 out of 5 stars Thievery
This CD is okay.....probably not one that would make me listen to often. Not sure if I would keep it or not.
Published 17 months ago by Kathleen R. Rearden
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