Thievery Corporation arguably sonically defined an era, cooly soundtracking the stylish goings on of those heady years between 2000 and 2009 (and even running D.C.’s 18th Street Lounge, one of the definitive nightclubs of that time), before our optimism all came crashing down in a landslide of banking scandals and subsequent recessions.
The exalted electronic duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton returned in 2017 with a successful tour and new album The Temple of I & I. And now Garza had gone solo, with the just released EP Where the Moon Hides, on Magnetic Moon Records. The title track is utterly stunning, a dreamy, ethereal synth-pop masterpiece, with a breathy, alluring vocal performance by budding young Providence singer Emeline.
“This EP and project started with the intent of writing for other artists,” Garza explains. “As it started to evolve, it grew into a collaborative experience, working with younger singers, writers and producers. Letting the music lead the way, it opened into different forms, genres and sounds, with a more modern electronic edge.”
Garza will also launch and 18-date North American tour in early February, which includes two nights at Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Music Hall.