Thievery Corporation, Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi

Mark Richardson

By Mark Richardson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Mood music for the suitably disoriented.

The spacey Pink Floyd sample driving "2001 Spliff Odyssey" says a lot about where the D.C. duo Thievery Corporation's heads were at on their debut. Though their sound would continue to refine as the project grew in popularity, at this early stage they were happy to craft mood music for the suitably disoriented, with some of the rough edges left intact. Crisp singles like "Shaolin Satellite" and "Incident at Gate 7" provide some pulse-quickening contrast to the pleasantly sluggish atmosphere.