Title - ‘Divine Operating System’ (Palm)
Artist - Supreme Beings of Leisure
Although the Supreme Beings of Leisure have been trimmed down to a two-person band (lead singer Geri Soriano-Lightwood and Ramin Sakurai), their sound has not gotten any smaller. The duo's second album, Divine Operating System is far more daring than the original, with blaring trumpets, bolder vocals, and a fully developed, almost epic sound to it. Some songs even use a full-piece orchestra. One thing I love about Supreme Beings of Leisure is that although their music always encompasses a vast range of styles, the albums they put together always have flow and continuity. The group can go from Downtempo to Trip-Hop to IDM and bring it all together logically. The best tracks, in my opinion, are almost entirely in the beginning half of the album: 'Give Up', 'Catch Me', and 'Get Away'. 'Give Up' and 'Get Away' lend a very energetic and upbeat intro to the CD, while 'Catch Me' has more of a relaxed, cool, and loungy feel to it. Many songs in the end half are style-listically meant for the dance floor, but are also very good. You can even catch some faint traces of Disco and House music with tracks like 'Touch Me' and 'Perfect'. And if you’re lucky enough to get the 2-Disc version, check out some of the both visually and melodically fascinating material contained therein !