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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.Read more ›
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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Thievery Corporation is in my opinion, the best duo to ever make music that is culturally influenced. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hom Tanks
As a relative newcomer to the TC fan base, I must say that I like this album very much. TC's unique music that spans across all genres (almost) is very refreshing and one that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cost of Progress
Beautiful music. Very relaxing and perfect in vinyl. Solid price for a double L.P.Published 7 months ago by Frenchy O'Connor
My ears adore the vinyl's sound the depth and nuances my soul surroundPublished 10 months ago by Geoffrey W.