"Treasures," the album's opening track, sets the tone for the record. It features dancehall vocals by Brother Jack, dub-inspired bass riffs, and atmospheric beats that sound both sophisticated and avant-garde. Much of The Mirror Conspiracy is admittedly too laid-back and detached for its own good -- it ultimately makes for better background music than dance floor fodder. Yet it's still a well-executed affair that's carried as much by Hilton and Garza as by their collaborators. Pam Bricker adds moody vocals and Robert Berimbau provides the Latin-tinged percussive backbeat to the title track; sitar player Rob Myers injects "Lebanese Blonde" with an Eastern element, and countless other musicians add horns, vocals, and guitars, all of which suggest the truly global nature of the Thievery Corporation's music.
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