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on 20 July 2000
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.