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Thievery Corporation - The Temple of I & I Album Review


Like some sort of mythical civilisation from pre-history, the Chill Out era left almost nothing behind: excepting the odd reminder of a blinding Ibizan night, a dusty copy of Hed Kandi's ubiquitous Serve Chilled compilations or FAC 15's diaphanous cover of Stay With Me 'Til Dawn, relics are few, almost as if the end of the last Millennia bled straight into System of A Down and Britney.

Thievery Corporation - The Temple of I & I Album Review

Washington based duo Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, aka Thievery Corporation, are one of the few survivors from the time that bass forgot, veterans whose first album Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi wore their love of Brazilian rhythms unashamedly on its sleeve.

So pronounced has this obsession continued to be for the pair that 2014's Saudade was in its entirety a downbeat collection of bossa nova campfire songs, a series of little indulgent breaths mostly exhaled in Portugese. If Temple I & I by contrast sounds like some radical house keeping has been done, it's because it's true: decamping to Port Antonio in Jamaica, the Thieves have used the island's vibes as a canvas, their residency in the erstwhile Geejam Studios facilitated with copious amounts of local rum and weed.

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Thievery Corporation, It Takes A Thief Album Review


It Take A Thief is the long overdue 'best of' which sees the Thievery Corporation Rob Garza and Eric Hilton select their favourite Thievery Corporation tracks from the last decade (and more) and present them here in a career retrospective for the very first time. And what a trip it's been. The music is wide-ranging, using electronica as a base and incorporating many elements of music from across the world and mixing them to delightful effect, perfect for late night listening or for lounging around the bars in Brick Lane.

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Thievery Corporation and The Big Chill Friday 1st August 2008 The Big Chill Festival - Day 1 Herefordshire, England

Thievery Corporation and The Big Chill
Thievery Corporation and The Big Chill
Thievery Corporation and The Big Chill
Thievery Corporation and The Big Chill
Thievery Corporation and The Big Chill
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