Divine Operating System

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Barnes & Noble - Lily Moayeri
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...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lily Moayeri
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2002
  • Label: Palm Pictures (Audio
  • UPC: 660200209520
  • Catalog Number: 2087
  • Sales rank: 177,928

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Give Up (3:50)
  2. 2 Ghetto (4:22)
  3. 3 Catch Me (4:20)
  4. 4 Get Away (3:22)
  5. 5 Rock and a Hard Place (4:25)
  6. 6 Calamity Jane (5:19)
  7. 7 Divine (4:26)
  8. 8 Touch Me (4:11)
  9. 9 So Much More (5:54)
  10. 10 Freezer (4:25)
  11. 11 Perfect (5:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Give Up
  2. 2 Ghetto
  3. 3 Catch Me
  4. 4 Touch Me
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    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!

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