Cosmic Game CD (2005)

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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.

Specifications

Label Caroline Distribution
SKU 63939694
UPC 795103008120
UPC 14 00795103008120
Format CD
Release Date 2/22/2005
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Author Thievery Corporation
Compilation Appearance Verve Remixed
Compilation Appearance Ultra Chilled 02
Compilation Appearance Chillin' At The Playboy Mansion
Compilation Appearance Garden State
Compilation Appearance Complete Verve Remixed (Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Babylon Rewound (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Whipped Cream And Other Delights Rewh
Compilation Appearance Yoga Sol
Technical Info
Engineer Chris "Stone" Garrett
Producer Rob Garza; Eric Hilton
CatalogID ESL 081
Lable Name ESL Music (Eighteenth Street Lounge
Released 02/21/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00795103008120
Musical Guests
Perry Farrell
The Flaming Lips
David Byrne
Album Notes and Credits
Thievery Corporation: Eric Hilton, Rob Garza (various instruments, electronics).
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).
Recording information: The Consulate, Washington DC (2003-2004).
Photographer: Daniel Lima.
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.
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.
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) (p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Washington DC's favourite loungecore dubheads embellish their gently pulsating, reggae-tinged house style with Latin and Indian influences."
Disc 1
1 Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun)
2 Warning Shots
3 Revolution Solution
4 Cosmic Game, The
5 Satyam Shivam Sundaram
6 Amerimacka
7 Ambicion Eterna - (Spanish)
8 Pela Janela - (Portuguese)
9 Sol Tapado - (Portuguese)
10 Heart's a Lonely Hunter, The
11 Holographic Universe
12 Doors of Perception
13 Wires and Watchtowers
14 Supreme Illusion, The
15 Time We Lost Our Way, The
16 Gentle Dissolve, A
Product Attributes
Artist Thievery Corporation
Label Esl
Music Format Compact Disc

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