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Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi

Thievery Corporation Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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When they met in the mid-1990s, Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton and Rob Garza instantly bonded over their shared passion for bossa nova. Dedicating their 1996 debut Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi to bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Washington, D.C.-based duo have spent nearly two decades creating boundary-warping, complexly crafted electronic music partly inspired by bossa ... Read more in Amazon's Thievery Corporation Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4AD
  • ASIN: B00000B8VV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,635 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A warning (dub)
2. 2001 spliff odyssey
3. Shaolin satelitte
4. Vivid
5. Universal highness
6. Incident at Gate 7
7. Scene at the open air market
8. The glass bead game
9. The foundation
10. Interlude
11. The oscillator
12. So vast as the sky
13. 38.45 (A Thievery number)
14. Walking through Babylon

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CD ...Corporation Hi.Fi

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5.0 out of 5 stars East-coast dub. 20 July 2000
Format:Audio CD
A delectable long-player grounded in the diverse and lonely echo chamber of Thievery's stoned east coast vibes but strongly tempered with chic European jazz and bossonova lounge dub.
On "Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi" Rob Garza and Eric Hilton throw up a seamless blend of tribal drums, synth and samples in the mould of a more smoked Kruder and Dorfmeister, who incidentally have long championed the Thievery Corporation. The Washington based duo confound with a perfect representation of post acid-house sampling, stealing as their name suggests, from their treasure chest of old, borrowed and new musical ideas. These plundered breaks and beats are sewn together in a smoky multi-layered homage to all things dark and haunting to deliver a devilishly structured debut. Dripping from every pore with a syrupy sophistication "Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi" is a must for all fans of things leftfield and down-tempo.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cool 23 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album comes well recommended for chilling and enjoying quality selections from the grooviest of styles.
The Bass throughout is enough to ensnare you and the worldwide journeys of sound just add to the sophistication.
Top marks !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Too good to miss... 6 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
While Thievery Corporation's first full album is less sophisticated than their later outings its rawer, less "crafted" style means that its best tracks have a distinctly more exciting edge. "The Glass Bead Game", "So Vast is the Sky" and ".38.45" just jump out of the speakers with their highly infectious mix of electronica, hip-hop & dub while "Shaolin Satellite's" drivingly addictive beats and multi-layered swathes of organs & sitars put it up there with the very best of the whole electronica/dance scene. Others drift, often much too languidly, between genres giving a rambling and disjointed feel to the album as a whole but, if you're a fan of Thievery Corporation or of high quality downbeat "world" music then what's good on it is too good to miss.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My introduction to thievery 5 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
This was my first and definately not my last purchase of Thivery Corporation output. An excellent release this is sure to become the soundtrack for summer days for those who like things at the dubbed 'n' jazzed end of the downbeat spectrum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute 11 April 2014
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Of all their exquisite albums this is their outstanding masterpiece. Been listening to this for over a decade and am still amazed by how accomplished this work is. Their more recent albums are still great but so much lazier...

If you ever have the chance to see them live do not hesitate for a moment. You will be surprised to see how these guys rock.
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