Thievery Corporation – Temple of I&I
Welcome to the all new ‘Rust Road Sessions…’ where we’ll share the music and podcasts we listen to out on the road, or just chilling with mates. This first album was inspiration from doing just that. Sitting at Nick’s place on a Friday night sharing a few bevvies and this album was playing in the background. I liked it so much, it got us to talking about music and its similarity to riding in that music has that innate ability to take you places few other things can.
Luke is a proper vinyl nerd. Almost as much as he likes spannering bikes. Nick by association (as mates are) is infected by the same passion but to a slightly lesser degree as most of us will be, but their passion for music is plain. We got to shooting the shit and talking about road trips and what we listen to – so here goes, I wanted to share with you what was shared with me. I hope you like it.
Here’s my few cents worth as an intro.
The Temple Of I and I,” is a great fusion of dub-reggae, hip hop, and electronic experimentation. Its a rootsy, blend of dub cuts that are thoughtfully crafted with classic touches of organs with heavy delay automation and atmospheric effects. It combines various genres and has a diversely rich sound. It is an intensely enjoyable album that will appeal to both longtime fans of the Thievery Corporation and those discovering them (like me) for the first time. The album has 15 tracks that are both introspective and celebratory. If you’re a fan of dub, hi hop, electronic experimentation, and chilled-out vibes, then this album is definitely worth a listen. WM