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Cosmic Game (2005)

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Format: CD
Sku: 63939694
UPC: 795103008120
UPC 14: 00795103008120
Release Date: 2/22/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun) ~ Thievery Corporation
2. Warning Shots ~ Thievery Corporation
3. Revolution Solution ~ Thievery Corporation
4. Cosmic Game, The ~ Thievery Corporation
5. Satyam Shivam Sundaram ~ Thievery Corporation
6. Amerimacka ~ Thievery Corporation
7. Ambicion Eterna - (Spanish) ~ Thievery Corporation
8. Pela Janela - (Portuguese) ~ Thievery Corporation
9. Sol Tapado - (Portuguese) ~ Thievery Corporation
10. Heart's a Lonely Hunter, The ~ Thievery Corporation
11. Holographic Universe ~ Thievery Corporation
12. Doors of Perception ~ Thievery Corporation
13. Wires and Watchtowers ~ Thievery Corporation
14. Supreme Illusion, The ~ Thievery Corporation
15. Time We Lost Our Way, The ~ Thievery Corporation
16. Gentle Dissolve, A ~ Thievery Corporation
The most fully-realized Thievery set to date, their fourth studio record packs an all-star punch, with cameos by FLAMING LIPS, PERRY FARRELL, DAVID BYRNE, and more of their usually lovely futuristic bossa/lounge/downtempo sound.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Thievery Corporation: Eric Hilton, Rob Garza (various instruments, electronics).
Muze PNote Personnel: The Flaming Lips (vocals, guitar); Frank Orrall (vocals, tabla, percussion); Gigi Rezende, Gunjan, Loulou Djine, Notch, Perry Farrell, Sleepy Wonder, David Byrne, Verny Varela, Gigi Rezende, Patrick DeSantos, Sista Pat (vocals); Robertito "La Guira" Santos (berimbau, percussion); Arjuna Pashwami (sitar); Brad Clements, Rick Harris , Jim McFalls, Bryan Mills (horns); John Nelson (percussion).
Muze PNote Recording information: The Consulate, Washington DC (2003-2004).
Muze PNote Photographer: Daniel Lima.
Muze PNote Washington, DC-based sophisticates Thievery Corporation (producers Rob Garza and Eric Hilton) made several albums of superb down-tempo electronica prior to THE COSMIC GAME, and each release refined the duo's sensuous blend of deep, head-nodding beats, exotic world-music melodies, and lounge-ready atmospherics. This 2005 record builds on the strengths of the Corporation's previous albums, offering more stylish, club-targeted soundscapes to excellent effect. The series of all-star guests that parades through the album raises the Corporation's profile even higher.
Muze PNote The Flaming Lips contribute additional instruments and vocals to the dreamy opener "Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun)," while the trip-hop-flavored "Revolution Solution" features Perry Farrell on vocals. Indian themes surface with vocalist Gunjan and sitar player Arjuna Pashwami on "Satyam Shivam Sundaram," and Verny Varela's singing gives the crowning touch to the bossa nova track "Ambicion Eterna." Even David Byrne makes an appearance, on the spacey mariachi boogaloo "The Heart's a Lonely Hunter." This fine mix of elements results in Thievery Corporation's most pop-oriented and accessible release, without sacrificing any of the group's ear-pleasing artistry.

Producer: Rob Garza; Eric Hilton

Engineer: Chris "Stone" Garrett

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Perry Farrell
Muze Guest Artist The Flaming Lips
Muze Guest Artist David Byrne

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 : 02/21/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ESL 081
Music Label Name Label : ESL Music (Eighteenth Street Lounge
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 : 00795103008120

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (No. 968, p.73)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[THE COSMIC GAME] displays much of what we've come to expect from Thievery: lush, down-tempo beats laced with authentic Jamaican and Latin flair. One notable change? Big-time guest spots..."

Uncut (p.108)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[With] some soulful reggae vibes."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "Washington DC's favourite loungecore dubheads embellish their gently pulsating, reggae-tinged house style with Latin and Indian influences."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Thievery Corporation
Product attributeLabel:   Esl
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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