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Taken from Salute Magazine (Mar 14, 2018)

Thievery Corporation teases into new album with ‘Voyage Libre’

Soaking in the sweet tides of fame.

by Vanessa Vasquez

Thievery Corporation whisks viewers away into a hypnagogic dreamland…

The electronic music group Thievery Corporation has been slowly breaking into fame over the years with their artistic style and divine vocals that seem to transcend listeners to another dimension.

Recently the crew dropped a music video for their first new single “Voyage Libre,” as a tease into their latest EP Treasures from the Temple, which follows their 2017 chart-topping album Temple of I & I.

The video which was directed by Tina Rivera, gives viewers a taste of the band’s early roots with a collection of original recordings and remixes from their time at Geejam Studios in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

The album which is comprised of 12 set tracks also features a ream of familiar vocalists such as Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Natalia Clavier, LouLou Ghelichkhani, and Notch.

Best known for incorporating different cultural sounds into their songs, the group infuses a mix of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern, hip-hop, Brazilian, bossa nova, alongside their electric-synth beats of the club life that brought them together in the first place.

On describing the video for “Voyage Libre,” the band said:

“The journey to the Treasures from the Temple begins by wandering through Thievery vocalist LouLou Ghelichkhani’s psyche in a surreal, monochromatic visualization of emotional space.”

Surreal indeed, the video follows Ghelichkhani through a loop of odd scenes full of vibrant colors that could easily represent different emotions such as fear, sadness, and the feeling of being content with your surroundings.

With her blissful French vocals cascading through ear drums, Ghelichkhani appears to be an angelic representation of something innocent and pure exploring a journey made up in her mind.

Thievery Corporation’s newly teased album Treasure from the Temple will launch April 20 via ESL Music and will be available as digital, CD, and vinyl formats.

Pre-orders are available as of yesterday, as well as exclusive bundles with limited-edition vinyl pressings, t-shirts, merch, and collectors’ memorabilia which fans can check out via their official website found here and at pledge music’s digital store.

Treasures from the Temple track-listing so far:

1. San San Rock
2. History ft. Mr. Lif & Sitali
3. Music to Make You Stagger
4. Letter to The Editor ft. Racquel Jones (Thievery Remix)
5. Destroy the Wicked ft. Notch
6. Guidance
7. Water Under the Bridge ft. Natalia Clavier

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Watch: Thievery Corporation-Voyage Libre


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