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Abduction (1999)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60279315
UPC: 795103001725
UPC 14: 00795103001725
Release Date: 4/6/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Dancing On Vaseline - (with David Byrne) ~ Thievery Corporation
2. I Will Follow You (Souka Nayo) - (with Baaba Maal) ~ Thievery Corporation
3. KC Doppler - (with Slide 5) ~ Thievery Corporation
4. Transmission Central - (with Rockers HiFi) ~ Thievery Corporation
5. Ticker-Tape Of The Unconscious - (with Stereolab) ~ Thievery Corporation
6. Porno 3003 - (with Pizzicato Five) ~ Thievery Corporation
7. Hijack - (with Thunderball) ~ Thievery Corporation
8. Ave Maria - (with Edson Cordeiro) ~ Thievery Corporation
9. Defenceless - (with Waldeck) ~ Thievery Corporation
10. Polyesterday - (with Gus Gus) ~ Thievery Corporation
11. This Strange Effect - (with Hooverphonic) ~ Thievery Corporation
12. Sexelevatormuzik - (with Avatars Of Dub) ~ Thievery Corporation
13. Boof N Baff N Biff - (with Black Uhuru) ~ Thievery Corporation
14. Savoir Faire - (with Ursula 1000) ~ Thievery Corporation
15. Closer To God - (with Urbs 'N Chaoz) ~ Thievery Corporation

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remixer: Thievery Corporation.
Muze PNote Recording information: Eighteenth Street Lounge Studio.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: GusGus; Rockers Hi-Fi; Stereolab; David Byrne.
Muze PNote With their Thievery Corporation DJ and production house, and their Eighteenth Street Lounge label and (Washington, DC) nightclub, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton spent the late '90s helping redefine the club aesthetic and the club sound aesthetic. Sonically, they are downbeat cats, in love with shaggy hip-hop beats, dubby spaces, organic percussive textures from nearly every continent, and creamy lounge-perfect melodies. Aesthetically, they are hi-fi jet-setters, staying away from the dark and depressing, heading always toward the light, airy spotlight.
Muze PNote On this set, David Byrne gets head-nodding rhythm; Stereolab is reduced to a swirl of melodies (including Laetitia's incomprehensible voice) and beats; Rockers Hi-Fi toast on a bed of fat bass lines and brass kicks, amidst a mellow dancehall haze. While every participant, from reggae stalwarts Black Uhuru to trip-hop opera sculptor Edson Cordeiro, may already be a sympathetic fit with the Corporation's methods and affinities, they get further remade in Garza and Hilton's image. And though it may be simplifyingly gauche to simply call Abductions & Reconstructions a funkier Stateside take on Kruder & Dorfmeister's shtick, it wouldn't be offbase either; and it'd be a compliment.

Producer: Eric Hilton; Rob Garza; Thievery Corporation

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Ultra Chilled 02
Muze Music Compilations Chillin' At The Playboy Mansion
Muze Music Compilations Garden State
Muze Music Compilations Babylon Rewound (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Complete Verve Remixed (Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Whipped Cream And Other Delights Rewh
Muze Music Compilations Yoga Sol

Associated Artists and Works

Babylon Rewound [Digipak] [Limited] ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/06/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ESL 17
Music Label Name Label : 18th & Vine
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00795103001725

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (7/23/99, p.69)
- "...they electro-massage David Byrne, lead Baaba Maal to the echo chamber, and ship Stereolab further out in space....It's music for coming down when the sun's comping up..." - Rating: B

Alternative Press (10/99, p.74)
- 4 out of 5 - "...these dubbed out remixes abduct the original tracks, inserting sharp objects and strange devices into [them], while some simply reconstruct the blueprint.... The resulting trance is addictive, and it validates the duo's cultish repuation."

Magnet (8-9/99, p.90)
- "...Just slip on some earphones, light up that Cohiba and press your martini into service: The Corporation is open for business and cold gettin' paid."

CMJ (5/3/99, p.33)
- "...ABDUCTIONS & RESTORATIONS is a smooth, languid offering of chilled-out dub and trip-hop grooves. An eclectic array of talents, including David Byrne, Stereolab, Pizzicato 5, Gus Gus and Black Uhuru, serve as the duo's source material."

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