Electronic duo Thievery Corporation takes listeners on a celestial trip with "The Cosmic Game." Although some songs reference disturbing subjects ("Warning Shots," "Wires and Watchtowers"), their comp

Electronic duo Thievery Corporation takes listeners on a celestial trip with "The Cosmic Game." Although some songs reference disturbing subjects ("Warning Shots," "Wires and Watchtowers"), their compositions stimulate the body while soothing the soul. Throbbing bass beats and snappy drums anchor such tracks as "Holographic Universe," which keeps with the cosmic vibe by incorporating wah-wah effects and shimmering synth beds. There are also muted horns ("The Time We Lost Our Way"), threads from the Middle East ("The Supreme Illusion") and several guests (including David Byrne and the Flaming Lips). "Sol Tapado," featuring Patrick de Santos, and the aforementioned "Time," featuring Loulou, are less-produced affairs. "A Gentle Dissolve" lets the album drift to a close with gurgling organs and a shining harp.—CLT