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Thievery Corporation — Doors Of Perception (Feat Gunjan)
Album: Cosmic Game
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1448









Released: 2005
Length: 3:12
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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OK, I have very few bands I rate a 10, but the TC are one of them. As someone below said, they are a fantastic group to see live, I wonder how long we will have to wait for this to happen again...thank you for playing them!
Smoke a bowl :)
Kan a bis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1Eat-n654
 aspicer wrote:
Saw them live about 2 weeks ago - they are absolutely worth seeing.  A perk here in Chicago - Poi Dog opened for them!
 
I agree about Chicago.
Saw them live about 2 weeks ago - they are absolutely worth seeing.  A perk here in Chicago - Poi Dog opened for them!
Wasn't Jar Jar a Gunjan?
 unclehud wrote:
"Feat Ganja".   Wait, did I read that incorrectly?  

Thievery Corporation is a seriously smooth chill.
 
I feature ganja when I'm listening to this type of music....and I'm at an 8 on this one though it's really a 8.4 with the "Doors/Huxley" reference as the track title...Long Live RP!!
Very nice.

 {#Daisy}
Hey, don't crush that dwarf,  hand me the pliers 
I am a connoisseur of fine delay, and this is some gourmet stuff right here.
Yesssssss.
Love the Thievery Corp.
this is what makes RP so damn good. a real coucher
TTThanks to RP. great stuff !!! You are best!!! Monchegorsk loves you!!!
very very good!!
"Feat Ganja".   Wait, did I read that incorrectly?  

Thievery Corporation is a seriously smooth chill.
groovy vibes  {#Kiss}
another album purchase thanks to RP. great stuff. like a Massive Attack/Deep Forest mix. love it.
 oldsaxon wrote:
Freakin love these guys...absolutely no label applies.

 
"Boring" fits rather nice.
{#Dancingbanana_2} — jammin baby — {#Dancingbanana_2}
 oldsaxon wrote:
Freakin love these guys...absolutely no label applies.

 

Indeed!
chill....{#Chillpill}
Freakin love these guys...absolutely no label applies.
A solid 9..
 coloradojohn wrote:
Awesome!  Great tunes to prepare and stuff a bird for roasting and veggies to go in the oven with it...Harry Manx and this...fabulous for some Last-Minute Kitchen Zen! and thanks to RP for this whole groovy Soundtrack of Today, when my dinner guest gets here, I'm well in the BEST of all moods to welcome her...

 
YES RP IS THE SHIT
Huge fan of these guys.  Going to see them at this year's Lollapalooza.
 richlister wrote:
Gunjan style.
 
This One ???
https://www.ishqrecords.com/gunjanBiog.htm
Gunjan style.
Seamless segue from Harry Manx's Afghani Raga - nice job, Bill! Keep bringing us these great songs, one after another!
Awesome!  Great tunes to prepare and stuff a bird for roasting and veggies to go in the oven with it...Harry Manx and this...fabulous for some Last-Minute Kitchen Zen! and thanks to RP for this whole groovy Soundtrack of Today, when my dinner guest gets here, I'm well in the BEST of all moods to welcome her...
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
Aldous Huxley would be proud...
 

I am sure he would have enjoyed this on his trips...
The ''doors of perception'' comes from William Blake, and is where the Doors got their name. Just FYI.
and thsi one too ! very good sequence today guys ! I'm really enjoing the afternoon with your music !
kiss kiss  and thanks for playing like this !
Aldous Huxley would be proud...
I totally agree. One of the best shows I have been to. Saw them at The Fox in Oakland.
Glad they still play these medium size venues, because there was a love-fest in the crowd with that kind of music!


 
foothillfreak wrote:
Just saw these guys in concert last week here in Utah and I was completely blown away. They are sooo good live, playing such a huge array of instruments with a great/diverse cast of artist. The whole crowd danced hard from start to finish like I've never seen before. See these guys if you can. Thanks for reminding me of the killer show RP. 
 


Very nice!
Just saw these guys in concert last week here in Utah and I was completely blown away. They are sooo good live, playing such a huge array of instruments with a great/diverse cast of artist. The whole crowd danced hard from start to finish like I've never seen before. See these guys if you can. Thanks for reminding me of the killer show RP. 
Two songs in a row in D Phrygian? That can't be a coincidence, can it?
 fredriley wrote:

Very smooth segue from Harry Manx's Afghani Raga, absolutely seamless from one sitar to the next - I couldn't spot the join. Another fine number from the eclectic Thievery Corp - 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 
Dear Fred, it's actually  the tabla segue you're hearing there{#Wave}


DITTO!

 ckcotton wrote:

Hard to find any Thievery that's not enjoyable. Their live shows often feature 10+ musicians with 3-4 different vocalists and numerous instruments to compliment the spinners. They are great and I encourage anyone to check them out.
 


INCREDIBLE COVER-ART
Great MUSIC!

 
The Doors (RIP Jimbo Morrison) got their name from this William Blake quote: If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is - infinite".
Hard to find any Thievery that's not enjoyable. Their live shows often feature 10+ musicians with 3-4 different vocalists and numerous instruments to compliment the spinners. They are great and I encourage anyone to check them out.
 fredriley wrote:

Very smooth segue from Harry Manx's Afghani Raga, absolutely seamless from one sitar to the next - I couldn't spot the join. Another fine number from the eclectic Thievery Corp - 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 
I agree all around. And 8 was my score too...


 TerryS wrote:
InspiredsetBill!

 
Very smooth segue from Harry Manx's Afghani Raga, absolutely seamless from one sitar to the next - I couldn't spot the join. Another fine number from the eclectic Thievery Corp - 8 from the Nottingham jury.

Hey S-curvy,  Totally agree on the problems with KFOG.  They used to be quite good in the variety of music that they played but now they really pretty much suck.  RP is what KFOG should aspire to be.  Go deep into an artist's catalog and play something different.  Roxanne is not the only track by The Police and the Clash recorded more than Train in Vain...

This song is very cool by the way and Bill and Rebecca do a great job of setting up the programming.  I've discovered many new artists by listening and have ended up starting to buy music again...

Hey pdj and jagdriver,

Thanks for your replies.  It's nice to learn a bit more of the workings of a raydidio station.

To the perpetual whiners out there, I have a question:  Speaking of programming nonsense, have you ever noticed how your favorite broadcast radio station that promises to have great variety (KFOG is one of 'em here in the Bay Area) will get a wild hare one day, after a 6 or 7 month absolute absence of someone like, say the little-known Eric Clapton or any other artist of your choice, and suddenly you find there isn't a day for about 6 weeks that Eric Clapton doesn't get played a good 6 or 7 times a day?  Yep, it happens, and the funny 6 week run coincidentally precedes that artist's next major release or more commonly, his/her next concert here.

It's a remarkably efficient method for making an artist that I really enjoy become unbearable to listen to for a really long time, and that sucks.  In fact, they also beat the snot out of all kinds of other music that the record label dip-shits have decided need to be the "Next Big Thing."  Ugh, after so much daily repetition, not to mention the highly repetitive and unclever commercials, I just turn that raydidio right off, CLICK.   Enter RP, and  we have an aural paradise.  It may not be perfect for everyone, but after we become grownups, we figure out that there really isn't true perfection anywhere in the universe, and we allow Radio Paradise into our hearts —  Ohhhmmmmm.

YO Bill & Rebecca, you two ROCK!

 
pdjpirate wrote:
If you think Bill is sitting there on the other end of that little wire coming into your computer system, picking out the songs for your mind expansion trip...sorry not happening! Your going to have to donate more money for that happen. Now, this is not to say that your mind expansion cannot continue. The technique of rotating sets has long been used in radio by selecting sets and rotating them through different day parts (or different times of the day). As the rotations progresses, you either have it rotate sooner or later based on your listeners retention characteristics and the depth of your play list in the form of an ever expanding list of sets. Some better than others in creating a wall of sound and you paint a mood and a tempo with the sets. It is an extension of the old free form radio that is long gone in the USA. ....BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ARE DIGGING IT AND IT ROCKS!!!! !AND SO DOES RADIO PARADISE!

 

InspiredsetBill!

funky ending....love it
Chase music...through the streets of Paris
I don't like this at all. Far too percussive

 Gednabb wrote:
judging by posts below, it seems like the same set is being played here. Is this station largely just a huge loop?
 

{#Yell} Quit 'cher bitchin' and say a big fat "Thank You!" to Bill and Rebecca for all their efforts.
Sweet line-up bill leading up to this song. You should play "Tomorrow" by Thievery sometime,,,,it's off da chain
 jagdriver wrote: 
Harry Manx - Afghani Raga
Thievery Corporation - Doors Of Perception (Feat Gunjan)

I'm getting drowsy...

Excellent segue, Bill!
alanthecowboy
(Lakefield)
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 - 18:25 < Reply >

ThePoose wrote: The Doors took their name from Blake's work: The Doors of Perception.

Actually, I think Aldous Huxley wrote The Doors of Perception. Blake's work inspired the title, though.
Indeed it was Huxley who wrote The Doors of Perception.

As for automation, Bill and I both worked at stations that were automated. In my case, the station had three 10-1/2" reel-to-reel tape recorders, along with two carousels of advertising cartridges (similar to the old 8-track tapes). The "carts" would be programmed using a pegboard laid out in an alphanumeric scheme, as I recall, so that cart B4, say, would play at 4:15 am (ah, the graveyard shift!).

As one reel came near its end, the operator (me) would have to rewind it, thread up a fresh reel, and get it back online. With three reels from which to pick the next selection, the repetition of playback order was very small.

At RP, Bill puts together themed sets that do get repeated. With just Bill and Rebecca running things, would you expect one of them to be manually picking tracks 24 x 7? Even with the themed sets, nowhere else do we get exposed to such a W-I-D-E variety of great (and sometimes not-so-great) music.


Gednabb wrote:
judging by posts below, it seems like the same set is being played here. Is this station largely just a huge loop?
If you think Bill is sitting there on the other end of that little wire coming into your computer system, picking out the songs for your mind expansion trip...sorry not happening! Your going to have to donate more money for that happen. Now, this is not to say that your mind expansion cannot continue. The technique of rotating sets has long been used in radio by selecting sets and rotating them through different day parts (or different times of the day). As the rotations progresses, you either have it rotate sooner or later based on your listeners retention characteristics and the depth of your play list in the form of an ever expanding list of sets. Some better than others in creating a wall of sound and you paint a mood and a tempo with the sets. It is an extension of the old free form radio that is long gone in the USA. Even before the day of the Mega Companies owning and controlling radio, radio was programmed in a similar fashion. Software called "Selector"was used to manage the music database and create sets and rotate sets and songs within sets through out the day. The Music Directors would spend half there day in front of their computers with the tunes cranked up in their office and picking out music for the next days log of for a three day run. Then print it out and submit it to the Program Director or if he or she had been anointed, they could place the music log into the control room day boxes for the upcoming days. Bill's music list is one of the most extensive for the format and wide a field in the types of music that you will ever hear on a radio station. So even the steady listeners of Radio Paradise may not hit a fatigue factor in music set repeatition. Even with the all the years of rock radio in the USA, it was programmed with the same mentality with the DJ's executing the game plan with the obvious "breaking format" moments! :nyah: I remember it well... :yell: "What the fuck are you playing that shit for?" BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ARE DIGGING IT AND IT ROCKS!!!! !:sunny:AND SO DOES RADIO PARADISE!
judging by posts below, it seems like the same set is being played here. Is this station largely just a huge loop?
3:14 am - Thievery Corporation - Doors Of Perception (Feat Gunjan) 3:11 am - Harry Manx - Afghani Raga 3:06 am - Grateful Dead - Jack-A-Roe 3:03 am - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Where The Wild Roses Grow (w/Kylie Minogue) I am loving this set.:good-vibes: Thanks Bill!
This has got to be some kind of new world record.... :46 am - Thievery Corporation - Doors Of Perception (Feat Gunjan) 6:42 am - God is an Astronaut - A Deafening Distance 6:40 am - Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing 6:36 am - Neko Case - Deep Red Bells (Live) 6:33 am - Calexico - Minas de Cobre (live) 6:26 am - Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic - Dafino, Vino Crveno 6:20 am - Ayub Ogada - Kothbiro 6:17 am - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights 6:12 am - The Audreys - Oh Honey 6:09 am - Harry Manx - Forgive & Remember 6:05 am - VAST - Dead Angels 6:03 am - Neil Young - The Needle and the Damage Done 5:59 am - Christians and Lions - Skinny Fists 5:54 am - Morphine - Take Me With You 5:52 am - Beatles - Because 5:46 am - Peter Gabriel - Lovetown
ThePoose wrote:
The Doors took their name from Blake's work: The Doors of Perception.
Actually, I think Aldous Huxley wrote The Doors of Perception. Blake's work inspired the title, though.
The Doors took their name from Blake's work: The Doors of Perception.
Nice segue Bill!!! Smooth and spooky.
I need a spliff!
Nice track!
My DC homeboys rule! See them live, it is a totally different experience from the mellow grooviness of the studio versions. :bounce: :sunny: :bounce:
celadonstone wrote:
At last, a corporation I like to hear more of with each day. That's no easy task in the US of A... :bananajam:
Yep, the Heinz 57 varieties of groove.
MtnGoat wrote:
When I finally have my breakdown, and strip down to my underwear and run in circles around my office screaming and waving my arms... This is the music I want to be playing.
I can relate, if it were a scene in a movie my eyes would be blurred and red and it would be in fantastic slowmotion
...and a pretty enjoyable album too... :clap:
Baby_M wrote:
Show music for the Bangalore Planetarium.
sign me up!
MtnGoat wrote:
When I finally have my breakdown, and strip down to my underwear and run in circles around my office screaming and waving my arms... This is the music I want to be playing.
To help with your breakdown, you can conjure one of my favorite images: DC's own Rob Garza walking the smallest, rat-like looking dog you've ever seen at 8 in the morning. Can you really handle your DJs awake at that hour? And with such silly animals? That's enough to send you over the edge...
When I finally have my breakdown, and strip down to my underwear and run in circles around my office screaming and waving my arms... This is the music I want to be playing.
At last, a corporation I like to hear more of with each day. That's no easy task in the US of A... :bananajam:
Relaxing! Just what I needed to hear after a harassed morning.
Yeah, but S L O W E R ... brighthue wrote:
:drummer: :dance: :bananasplit: :bounce: :bananasplit: :dance:
underarmor wrote:
I'd go with Mirror Conspiracy.
Truth!
Helchat wrote:
I'm intrigued by these guys... i wonder what would be the best album to buy when you're just getting to know these guys.... thoughts? ~H
I'd go with Mirror Conspiracy.
Nice..............segue.....................
:drummer: :dance: :bananasplit: :bounce: :bananasplit: :dance:
Love the mood at the RP today!
Theivery Corporation. It's starts with a sample from Pet Sounds, fittingly enough.
This is pretty cool. Lots going on.
Show music for the Bangalore Planetarium.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. —William Blake (click here)
Kick ass mix... :war:
I'm intrigued by these guys... i wonder what would be the best album to buy when you're just getting to know these guys.... thoughts? ~H
Going to their first of 3 shows at the 9:30 Club in DC tonight! Can't Wait! Also, you can read a review of their album, The Cosmic Game, that I wrote on my website here: https://musiccapitol.blogspot.com/2005/06/thievery-corporation-cosmic-game.html Look for my review of the show at https://musiccapitol.blogspot.com/2005/07/review-thievery-corporation-930-club.html
I'm going back under the bed now
Not my favourite tune off the album but I do like how the drum beat comes in.Its like a charge of energy after the soothing sounds of tabla and sitar."The Time We Lost Our Way"featuring LouLou is stellar. off of this album.
sorry,, this tune just doesnt do much for me,, ill give it a 3,, just because it is what it is!!
For me, the coolest part of the song is at the end when I can hear the drum beat floating off behind me. It's an awesome surround/'Q-sound' effect allowing me to wander through those doors...
sfdba wrote:
I'm sorry. I know I am going against the grain, but the more I hear of TC, the less I enjoy their music. Interesting, at times. Well produced, good production values, yes. I realize the music is fully realized...but I fail to see the soul behind the tune(s). Ah, well...I'am glad some people are enjoying it!
I have to concur. I find myself using TC albums as sonic wallpaper. My litmus test is always, "Would I consider it an essential album if I was putting a collection together for a long road trip or a long weekend". My favourite anecdote about this approach was from a Canadian band called "Big Sugar" (https://www.bigsugar.com/web/music/catalogue.php). They put out an album called "Hemi Vision". The way the band decided whether a track was ready for inclusion was by jumping into their '72 Dodge Charger and take the tune for a cruise. If it worked, it was in.
sfdba wrote:
I'm sorry. I know I am going against the grain, but the more I hear of TC, the less I enjoy their music. Interesting, at times. Well produced, good production values, yes. I realize the music is fully realized...but I fail to see the soul behind the tune(s). Ah, well...I'am glad some people are enjoying it!
Well said and amen!
I'm sorry. I know I am going against the grain, but the more I hear of TC, the less I enjoy their music. Interesting, at times. Well produced, good production values, yes. I realize the music is fully realized...but I fail to see the soul behind the tune(s). Ah, well...I'am glad some people are enjoying it!
radiojunkie wrote:
Speaking of thievery...didn't the Doors name themselves after Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception?
Actually, both Jim Morrison's band and Aldous Huxley's book took their titles from a quote by the British artist, poet and mystic William Blake – "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: Infinite" :meditate:
good stuff
I like the song but man - they are tripping on the stereo phase imaging of the drums. Sounds like my head will explode.
I love it. spiritually inspiring
Thievery Corp. is touring at the moment. Saw that they'll be in Boston soon, so maybe they're coming to a town near you.
radiojunkie wrote:
Speaking of thievery...didn't the Doors name themselves after Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception?
I believe you are right on that one.
Speaking of thievery...didn't the Doors name themselves after Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception?
Again...Theivery can do no wrong..... :notworthy:
This duo was brought to my attention right here on RP. Thank goodness. Their stuff is refreshing and interesting to listen to on a long workday afternoon.
8) Hail to the TC. A bit short innit?
Ah New Thieve!