Divine Operating System

Divine Operating System

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by Supreme Beings of Leisure
     
 

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Injecting the human element -- namely, soul -- into electronica has become a fruitful venture for bands such as Morcheeba and Sneaker Pimps, and L.A. duo Supreme Beings of Leisure have planted roots in nearby soil. Like their peers, the Beings employ hip-hop-friendly beats and boast a suave vocalist, Geri Soriano-Lightwood. But they work to distance themselves from

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Injecting the human element -- namely, soul -- into electronica has become a fruitful venture for bands such as Morcheeba and Sneaker Pimps, and L.A. duo Supreme Beings of Leisure have planted roots in nearby soil. Like their peers, the Beings employ hip-hop-friendly beats and boast a suave vocalist, Geri Soriano-Lightwood. But they work to distance themselves from their peers on their accomplished second album, Divine Operating System, heightening the drama in the scratch-tinged sonic landscapes tilled by Soriano-Lightwood's partner, Ramin Sakurai, and coloring their grooves with the singer's Shirley Bassey-esque sassiness, as on the Bond-theme-ready "Catch Me." What's more, the duo continue to hone yet another essential element, an enticing catchiness reminiscent of Dirty Vegas and heard here on the disco-fied "Give Up" and the hip-swiveling "Get Away." The mood is nothing short of intoxicating, alternating between mid-tempo, mood-enhancing cuts and sweaty, booty-shaking ones, as Soriano-Lightwood's vocals range from joyful to sultry. With their second album, the Supreme Beings of Leisure have crafted a guide to contemporary, dance floor-savvy music that works as well at home as it does in the clubs.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/2002
Label:
Palm Pictures (Audio
UPC:
0660200209520
catalogNumber:
2087
Rank:
19230

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supreme Beings of Leisure   Primary Artist
Manoochehr Sadeghi   Santur
DJ Swamp   scratching
Ramin Sakurai   Multi Instruments,Synthesizer Strings
DJ True   scratching
Rick Torres   Guitar
Lory Lacy   Flute
Sheldon Strickland   Bass

Technical Credits

Bill Meyers   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Jimi Randolph   Engineer
Brad Wood   Producer
Suzie Katayama   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Andres Moreta   Art Direction
Ramin Sakurai   Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Rick Torres   Programming
Sheldon Strickland   Producer

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Divine Operating System 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is nothing like the first. And from the interviews I have read they wanted it to be totally different. Why? I LOVED the unique style of the first album. Why go from cool to overdone, bad 70's funk? There is nothing modern, new or unique about this album. The lyrics are really bad. Really boring and forgetable. The whole Shirely Bassey thing is bad...just bad. Second albums are suppost to show growth and this just shows a lack of imagination and real talent for music. The remaining members call the first album just grooves and a one trick pony well, I liked that groovin' pony. You can put this ablum, and singer, out to pasture. Off to find a new favorite band...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Personally I think this album is amazing, continueing in their pure chill-out form of making music. Granted it doesnt sound like the first, but unlike the first the edge is gone and its lighter, I personally like that fact. Every artist is suppose to evolve and Supreme Beings have surely done this in the Second Album. Kudos!