Thievery corporation

mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,876
Anyone listen to these guys? They have a lot of albums, a huge diversity of flavors, And all of it is recorded really well. Give them a listen if you can, it will give your system a workout.
2 channel:
Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
Theater:
Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,600
    Love thievery corporation! First trip-hop down tempo electronic chill out type music I really got into. Also love Bonobo, Tosca, Quantic, the Quantic Soul Orchestra, and many others...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,199
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Love thievery corporation! First trip-hop down tempo electronic chill out type music I really got into. Also love Bonobo, Tosca, Quantic, the Quantic Soul Orchestra, and many others...

    If you have to use eight adjectives to describe a style of music it doesn't count.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
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  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 216
    They are fantastic! Eight adjectives seems inadequate however. I’m away from my SDA's right now, but if I remember correctly, this one does fun things to your head on the ol stereo dimensional array!
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7C’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s)

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,876
    JayMX wrote: »
    They are fantastic! Eight adjectives seems inadequate however. I’m away from my SDA's right now, but if I remember correctly, this one does fun things to your head on the ol stereo dimensional array!

    Exactly! Don’t have SDA’s but holy **** the 3d imaging is great.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • msgmsg Posts: 4,909
    I'm a fan, too. I think I first heard them on streaming radio 181.fm's Chillout channel back in 2009. Sweet Tides was the first track I heard.

    Soma FM's Groove Salad is good sometimes, as is DI.FM/RadioTunes Chillout station. I used to use Pandora for similar, but it was becoming repetitive. I like Spotify's radio feature now.

    Thievery Corporation - Sweet Tides



    Somewhere along the way, I happened across this track from Groove Armada, Mary.
    It was only available on a Japanese import disc, which I splurged for, but here on YouTube for your listening pleasure... Somewhere around the 2 minute mark, it's got this really sweet little melodic bit. Some of this music seems like it belongs on the Soundtrack of Life, playing over slow motion scenes of feelgoodery.

    Groove Armada - Mary
    I disabled signatures.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,839
    edited June 10
    I really like Thievery Corporation and have seen them live a few times. I've been listening to them for a long time so it's nice to see them getting some love here!

    I think their "Mirror Conspiracy" album is the quintessential "Thievery sound". I highly recommend this album as an introduction to the group. I like their other albums too, but Mirror Conspiracy just nails that unmistakable style of theirs.

    I should get some more of their stuff on vinyl, I only have a well worn copy of this:

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    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,859
    Love Thievery Corporation. Saw them live a couple years ago and they did not disappoint. Lebanese Blonde and Take My Soul are two of my favorite tracks period.
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,876
    To all you guys that are diggin thievery corporation, check out these guys:
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    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,876
    This album specifically! Really enjoying it!
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,839
    Thanks for the recommendation. I've listened to some Nightmares on Wax, but not that particular album.

    Gave it a listen earlier and it was nice. Going to have to listen to it several more times to fully appreciate it.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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