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Thievery Corporation — The Supreme Illusion (Feat Gunjan)
Album: Cosmic Game
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1590









Released: 2005
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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The thievery corporation is stealing my time.
I find this song annoying.

Isn't the band name Thievery Corporation a bit redundant? 

This track has grown on me, up to an 8 now. Long Live RP!!

 pfwashburn9485 wrote:

Gives a buzz...... don't it  ?

 
A crazy cow buzz.
I feel like this style of music got a little dated.
A big phat 8 that may go up in time.
 paradisepig wrote:
Under the three beech trees, just next to the roaring bonfire ..aka b-b-q ...the family gather to have a re-union and a great time..listening to some thumping tunes ...but see when the sun goes down we listen to music like this...oft too purchase{#Daisy}

 
I used to love beech trees until I lived behind a row of copper beeches which stole the sun, mossed my lawn, sent suckers up every square foot and rotted my roof. Oh yes, plugged the drains too.
Now I prefer to admire beeches in parks. 
God I used to listen to TC all day.. {#Chillpill}
Groooooovy....
i'm there
 paradisepig wrote:
Under the three beech trees, just next to the roaring bonfire ..aka b-b-q ...the family gather to have a re-union and a great time..listening to some thumping tunes ...but see when the sun goes down we listen to music like this...oft too purchase{#Daisy}

 
well said, my friend
got more than a touch of Massive Attack about it, I like it a lot. just hopped on ebay, got the album on it's way. cheers.
{#Sunny}
I like it too
I don't know why I haven't been listening to this a long time ago.  
 
These guys have the whole delay thing DOWN!
This band can take me places within my own mind...intriguing places..
Very nice!
Under the three beech trees, just next to the roaring bonfire ..aka b-b-q ...the family gather to have a re-union and a great time..listening to some thumping tunes ...but see when the sun goes down we listen to music like this...oft too purchase{#Daisy}
 Cynaera wrote:
Thievery Corporation is a band with which I run hot and cold - I like this techno-pop song, but I know TC can do better. Still, this has me doing that stupid chair-dance (when you're at a computer and can't just kick it out...) {#Dancingbanana_2}
 

This music is very entertaining...  miss you so much, Cynaera...
 ziakut wrote:
It's a cool thing when a techno-modern sound can evoke a desirable and reminiscent atmosphere.

 
Nice post!
..seamlessly from Crowded House/'Private Universe'..and both songs notch an 8(!) on my personal scoreboard..
It's a cool thing when a techno-modern sound can evoke a desirable and reminiscent atmosphere.
got the jungle beat going on this morning
private universe and supreme illusion
goodonya bill 
 vanmas wrote:
Very cool! Play it loud!
 
.....jep...
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 ziggytrix wrote:

So when you guys saw them the bass guitar wasn't turned up so !@#$ing loud it drowned out everything else?  I mean, I get it, bass is cool, but when Massive Attack took the stage next the levels were PERFECT, so I have a hard time blaming the venue.
 
Have to confess this is why I carry 2 sets of earplugs to concerts, 1 set is just decibel lightening, the other is bass blocking. The 3rd option is - none.
Air and now TC.  Great - got turned on to these two bands and Zero 7 by the boyfriend of an ex gf's daughter! - I will be forever thankful to you Ben! {#Notworthy}  {#Good-vibes}
I don't know about you but I'm digg'n this!
10. Its a ten. More then nine. Tenity, ten, ten. 

I think I have made my point. 
10 for cover-art!
Very cool! Play it loud!
 socalhol wrote:

Oooohh YES!  I agree whole-heartedly!  I saw them in San Diego (4th & B) a few years back, I think it was July — and the A/C was not working — so damn HOT, probably even more so with all those bodies moving & grooving.  Great, great experience regardless.  {#Jump}

 
So when you guys saw them the bass guitar wasn't turned up so !@#$ing loud it drowned out everything else?  I mean, I get it, bass is cool, but when Massive Attack took the stage next the levels were PERFECT, so I have a hard time blaming the venue.
Metro PCS commercial?
 robco1 wrote:
Mark my words; one of the best concerts you'll see...
 
Oooohh YES!  I agree whole-heartedly!  I saw them in San Diego (4th & B) a few years back, I think it was July — and the A/C was not working — so damn HOT, probably even more so with all those bodies moving & grooving.  Great, great experience regardless.  {#Jump}

This project always works for solid 7, never more, never less.
Saw them the other night in Vancouver. Tiny crowd, right up front and everything perfect, speaking as a huge fan.  Great songs and perfect sound  - but I felt like I was at a Broadway show with a lack of any spontaneity or passion.  I'm going to reserve judgement and pledge to see them again, perhaps this show came to close to seeing Cake who nailed it
Not all this great guys do is great - here is one example!
 robco1 wrote:
Mark my words; one of the best concerts you'll see...
 
Too true...

Got to see the WHOLE band though... the DJ sets are not as spectacular 
 drews wrote:
You mean chair dancing not like this then?


 
drews - if I looked that good doing a chair-dance, I'd be making a living at it. Thanks for the laugh, though... {#Roflol}
i really dig this!
Mark my words; one of the best concerts you'll see...
 calypsus_1 wrote:

cd front by ~TinyPEN15
©2006-2010 ~TinyPEN15

Some cd art I did recently. Spent some amount of time on it, my best digital piece yet. I'm content with it.

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Really great work! Kudos!


weeeeeeeeeeeeee    always a fun (rock the casbah) kinda tune{#Dancingbanana_2}
Very cool artwork. Post more when you get a chance.
GREAT COVER ART,
GREAT ALBUM,
GREAT BAND,
MEDIOCRE SONG!


cd front by ~TinyPEN15
©2006-2010 ~TinyPEN15

Some cd art I did recently. Spent some amount of time on it, my best digital piece yet. I'm content with it.

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Every day I'm discovering new awsome music, thanks!! this radio is simply perfect  {#Good-vibes}
I just like this one.  Good beat and good vibe, I s'pose.  Kinda spacey. The beat really works.
If I was still doing psychedelics, this would be awesome! But now I rate it just ok. A 5.
You mean chair dancing not like this then?

 Cynaera wrote:
Thievery Corporation is a band with which I run hot and cold - I like this techno-pop song, but I know TC can do better. Still, this has me doing that stupid chair-dance (when you're at a computer and can't just kick it out...) {#Dancingbanana_2}
 


Thievery Corporation is a band with which I run hot and cold - I like this techno-pop song, but I know TC can do better. Still, this has me doing that stupid chair-dance (when you're at a computer and can't just kick it out...) {#Dancingbanana_2}

TC is one contant RP choice that I have struggled to 'get'.  It all sounds a bit cut'n'paste chill morcheebazero7lemonjellyair'sih to me.

Nothing wrong with it, yet too calculated and formulaic chill zone for me.

I picked up on TC a few years back after  "Until the Morning" was used in a Lexus Ad (or was it a Nissan? - that's how memorable..)

No urge to hear any more from them.  Not bad, just not very good.


So .... the name of this is "Feat Ganjan?"  I guess that's appropriate.   (Oh, wait.  My bad.)

I love almost everything these guys have ever recorded.  Thanks, Bill, for this one!
 triathlete wrote:
Anything Thievery does has always mesmerized me!!! It must be due to the fact that I "experimented heavily" w/herbs and spices that were designed by Dr Osley and Timothy Leary. I just happened to survive quite well to enjoy the remainder of my life.
Either way > this group is absolutely "PHENOMENAL"!!!!!
Stay Electric!


 
that just mesmerizes me as much without anything else than not heavily smoking indian beedees


This to 60's psych rock the way Austin Powers was to 60's culture - Fake and pointless...

Nice!!

Like this.

 

If you like this, Richard Barbieri's material may interest you.


break out the binkies and the E.............{#Roflol}


{#Sunny} {#Meditate} {#Sunny}

Outstanding groove.

dedawson wrote:
1 => 0 {#Puke}

Wot, no comments since January?  OK DeDa — I give this a 7: it's a cool start to the working day (here in the UK).

1 => 0 {#Puke}
 trekhead wrote:
Why are Jerry Seinfeld and Tim Robbins on the album cover?
 

You know, after reading this I looked, and sure enough it DOES look like them!   Cool song also.  I have enjoyed all the TC heard on RP.
 {#Chillpill}
Nice =)

Anything Thievery does has always mesmerized me!!! It must be due to the fact that I "experimented heavily" w/herbs and spices that were designed by Dr Osley and Timothy Leary. I just happened to survive quite well to enjoy the remainder of my life.
Either way > this group is absolutely "PHENOMENAL"!!!!!
Stay Electric!


Not bad, but far away from their best!
Out of ACID, I assume!
Love the 3-D effect! :music:
Namgev wrote:
"This is the Cone of Silence, Max. No one can hear us in here" "What?"
That is correct
timjclark wrote:
LOL at you... I think you were thinking of Tim Allen.
Shit....you were faster.... I just killed my comment due to this fact. :headache: Can't understand why I took the wrong way... 'Tooltime' is very popular in Germany.
prickelpit96 wrote:
LOL Tooltime forever....
LOL at you... I think you were thinking of Tim Allen.
ohmmmm...meditating on a dream.
these guys are good, very cool, slick, smart combinations of space and international music. THey offer a nice mixed presentation of cool sounds. COuld be one guy in front of a computer I guess. I like!
Love it!
Thievery is one of my most recent in a long line of discoveries thanks to RP. Thanks again Bil!
Why are Jerry Seinfeld and Tim Robbins on the album cover?
not a single song from Th. Corporation that is from low quality... perfect dub and chillout sounds. :high-five: :dance:
It keeps growing on me as the song progresses
Superb and very imaginative music !! A clear 9. :bananajumprope:
I was driving the other day and had TC playing and everyone in the car asked me who it was. I was all proud that they didn't know! (Yes, I told them)
fancy trancy
Namgev wrote:
"This is the Cone of Silence, Max. No one can hear us in here" "What?"
Use the Control secret word file.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
"He say you Blade Runner!"
:lol: Good one. Super trancey! I like this a lot.
Like the song with Perry Ferrel better.
:cool:
"He say you Blade Runner!"
h2o wrote:
I love this album and every time I play it around people more than one person wants to know who it is.
Yeah, me too, must be a Downtown Cincinnati thing, eh? :think: :sunny:
Mooseknuckle wrote:
This song reminds me of picking up milk at a grocery store in slow motion. 8/10.
Chop wood, carry...milk?
bryan199 wrote:
Thievery remain my band of 2005, even if its now 2006...worthy World successors to the likes of Bob Marley and Manu Chao. Laid Back? Absolutely! In this mad world its often just what you need.
completely agree, even w/ more than half the year over!
Happygirl wrote:
to put in your white russian, of course...
"The Dude abides." :lol:
UltraNurd wrote:
I'm not high enough level to cast that spell...
Uhhhh that would be a "Get Smart" reference. No magic involved. Much like this song!
Exciting my spiritual neurons
mooseisadick wrote:
Wow what crap
I love this album and every time I play it around people more than one person wants to know who it is.
Wow what crap
B-dub wrote:
:meditate:
:yes: :music:
iTuner wrote:
Turn on the cone of silence...
"This is the Cone of Silence, Max. No one can hear us in here" "What?"
Mooseknuckle wrote:
This song reminds me of picking up milk at a grocery store in slow motion. 8/10.
to put in your white russian, of course...
iTuner wrote:
Turn on the cone of silence
I'm not high enough level to cast that spell...
Zone out...love, love!
kanadan wrote:
"Not the craw. The craw!"
Turn on the cone of silence No, not the cone of silence
Good music for typing . . .
:sunny:
This song reminds me of picking up milk at a grocery store in slow motion. 8/10.
Their best album yet. :music:
Thievery remain my band of 2005, even if its now 2006...worthy World successors to the likes of Bob Marley and Manu Chao. Laid Back? Absolutely! In this mad world its often just what you need.
jah_blessed wrote:
I'll never understand why RP plays so much TC. All their tracks sound the same. :yawn:
Well, you're all right! :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:
I'll never understand why RP plays so much TC. All their tracks sound the same. :yawn:
Some of the intro could have fit straight into the prince of persia theme-ish thingie.
Free-Trade Elevator Music. *snore*
physicsgenius wrote:
So...this song is just a drum machine and a woman occasionally yelling?
For once, we agree. (And all my fingers are, thank you, daedalus, right here in plain sight. Thumbs, too. Of course we can hear the other instruments. If we can get past the soporifically programmed drum machine and the yelling woman. Can't quite manage that, myself.)
Glockman45 wrote:
lobster claw
"Not the craw. The craw!"
lobster claw
dewinter wrote:
I saw these guys in Munich in July on this album tour-- it was really amazing to see an 8 piece band with 5 different vocalists (especially when you think it's only 2 guys!) What a show and what band. Thanks for playing them. :wink:
I saw them in Spetmeber, and I think that at one point I counted 11 people, 9 onstage and two women who weren't in on that particular song. They have an unbelievable range of sound.
revevad1 wrote:
These guys always set my office into a smooth groove. I saw them live a couple of years ago and I remember having an out of body experience just floating above the crowd...
are you a dentist?
These guys always set my office into a smooth groove. I saw them live a couple of years ago and I remember having an out of body experience just floating above the crowd...
oy vey. more boring world fuzak. dentist office music for boomers
physicsgenius wrote:
So...this song is just a drum machine and a woman occasionally yelling?
You can't hear the synths, the bass, the sitar? Scientific research has shown that having your finger up your ass tends to eliminate certain frequencies from your hearing range - may I respectfully suggest you remove it?
So...this song is just a drum machine and a woman occasionally yelling?
I saw these guys in Munich in July on this album tour-- it was really amazing to see an 8 piece band with 5 different vocalists (especially when you think it's only 2 guys!) What a show and what band. Thanks for playing them. :wink:
Brilliant. Combining the strong beat which grounds the cosmic sounds.
whatever wrote:
Interesting. I think I need to check these guys out.
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
Interesting. I think I need to check these guys out.