Thievery Corporation – The Mirror Conspiracy
In this cycle of picks we’re focusing on ‘Soul’ as a genre and I’m kind of breaking that with this pick. But then again, maybe not so much? There were a number of albums I considered that are definitely soul and interesting, including the amazing Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1, by Jill Scott, Call Me by Al Green, Voodoo by D’Angelo, and Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite by Maxwell, but I didn’t feel like listening to many slow songs this month, which most of them feature, and I know Jill Scott’s work very well. So, while auditing other options, I settled on a band that’s intrigued me for some time, has lots of soul within, and will hopefully fit the bill: The Mirror Conspiracy by Thievery Corporation is our pick for February 2022.
Essentially a two person ‘band’, Eric Hilton and Rob Garza wrote, produced, and recorded this on their own, with guest Pam Bricker featured on a few tracks. There’s a swath of sounds, instruments, and styles throughout, and it’s quite unlike anything else I’ve ever heard. Released in 2000, there are surprises around most corners, and it’s been categorized as being Lounge, Triphop, and Chillout. There’s Soul in those right?
Enjoy the listens ahead!
The Sonic Collective
Other Albums Considered this Month