Supreme Beings of Leisureby Supreme Beings of Leisure
The self-titled debut album from Supreme Beings of Leisure fuses sounds from the group's diverse heritage -- which includes Japan, Puerto Rico, Ireland, India, Iran, and the Dominican Republic -- with deft programming and accessible songwriting. The result is a very smooth collection of trip-hop-based pop songs with global touches, not unlike a multi-culti Morcheeba album. Swooning strings and sitars weave their way through most of the album's 11 songs, including "Golddigger," which recalls '60s spy-movie themes, and "Never the Same" (heard on the TV commercial for the Johnnie Walker Black Label whiskey) and "Last Girl on Earth," which showcase Geri Soriano-Lightwood's versatile, seductive vocals. The breakbeat-driven "Ain't Got Nothin'" and "Sublime" pick up the pace with a nod to drum'n'bass, while "Strangelove Addiction"'s club-friendly rhythm and lilting, Eastern-inspired melody make it the most accessible track on the album. Though many of the styles on Supreme Beings of Leisure have been done before, the group does a good job of updating the basic trip-hop sound enough to keep it fresh and enjoyable.
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- Palm Pictures (Audio
Performance CreditsSupreme Beings of Leisure Primary Artist
Joel Derouin Violin
Suzie Katayama Strings,Conductor
Farhang Sharif Taragat
Luca Brandoli Percussion
Kiran Shahani Bass
Ramin Sakurai Keyboards
DJ True scratching
Steve Richards Cello
Rick Torres Guitar
Matthew Funes Viola
Technical CreditsKris Kristofferson Composer
Glen Clark Composer
Jimi Randolph Engineer
Carmen Rizzo Programming,Producer
Tom Rothrock Producer,Vocal Producer
Rob Schnapf Producer,Vocal Producer
Krish Sharma Producer
Suzie Katayama Arranger,Engineer
Ramin Sakurai Programming,String Arrangements
Rick Torres Programming
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Absolutely wonderful!!! At our house, from ages 12 to 36 we all love it.
This is a beautiful album--rich textures and wonderful vocals. I have listened to it non-stop and am still discovering a new layer. Great for work or play or any rainy day.
Amazingly Awesome! Cool and relaxing tunes, yet with a sharp edge to keep you with the beat. Put this CD on in the car on a cool and clear night and take a drive. Inspiration for me as a writer is endless as it provides a soundtrack to my stories.
Heard this as a ''demo'' CD while listening to various headphones and was totally blown away! Went out immediately and bought it. Every cut is excellent. But you won't hear everything on the CD unless you use headphones (good ones -- I listened to about 15 pair and found the Sony 7509s to be, by far, the best for this CD). Buy it!
Found it in the bargain bin a few years ago, what a lucky find! Relaxing, energizing, clean and crisp.
I was sitting in Barnes & Noble just chillin...and this cd came on. I immediately went to find out whose incredibly sensuous voice that was. Made me feel like lounging in some old club, smoking...well...you get my drift. The whole cd is excellent. Some funky, some sexy, some just plain ol cool. Check it out lazy cat!