Babylon Rewound

Babylon Rewound

by Thievery Corporation
     
 
Electronic music ordinances decree Babylon Rewound a "remix collection," but the eight-track set has a lot in common with traditional Jamaican dub albums as it stretches out the tunes from the Richest Man in Babylon album to their laziest and druggiest potential. Problem is, these so-so tunes don't really deserve this treatment, but they're actually

Overview

Electronic music ordinances decree Babylon Rewound a "remix collection," but the eight-track set has a lot in common with traditional Jamaican dub albums as it stretches out the tunes from the Richest Man in Babylon album to their laziest and druggiest potential. Problem is, these so-so tunes don't really deserve this treatment, but they're actually improved by all the wandering, since Thievery Corporation are groovier remixers than most. Groovier than Kid Loco -- judging from his smooth jazzing and unnecessary take on "Until the Morning" -- but not as cool as Voidd, who adds a light house touch to "Un Simple Histoire," the highlight by far. Getting lost in Thievery Corporation's dubby remixes is easy, since lazier and looser are qualities their buttoned-up Richest Man could have benefited from. The crooked path the new, reggae-drenched track "Truth and Rights" takes suggests even they're aware of the need to loosen the tie, but it fades right as it catches fire, pulling its punch. Still, there's more sensi and less sensibility than usual, which makes Babylon Rewound necessary for fans and worth checking for dabblers.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
Label:
Eighteenth Street
UPC:
0795103007826
catalogNumber:
78
Rank:
52604

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Tracks

  1. The State of the Union
  2. Until the Morning
  3. The Outernationalist
  4. Exilio
  5. Until the Morning
  6. Resolution
  7. Truth and Rights
  8. Un Simple Histoire
  9. The Richest Man in Babylon

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thievery Corporation   Primary Artist
Harold B. Little   Horn
Emiliana Torrini   Vocals
Frankie Addison   Horn
Lou Lou   Vocals
Federico Aubele   Bass
Notch   Vocals
Ustad Amir   Sitar
Verny Varela   Flute,Vocals

Technical Credits

Eric Hilton   Composer,Producer
Scott Stuckey   Video Director
Thievery Corporation   Producer,Remixing
Kid Loco   Producer,Remixing
Emiliana Torrini   Composer
Rob Garza   Composer,Producer
Chris "Stone" Garrett   Engineer
Verny Varela   Composer

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