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Cinematic Orchestra: Ma Fleur

Read "Ma Fleur" reviewed by James Taylor


Cinematic Orchestra traverses that narrow divide between acoustic jazz and the electro-infused acid jazz of predecessors and contemporaries like St. Germain, Groove Collective and DJ Greyboy. But the Orchestra treads new ground with Ma Fleur. Jazz breaks become atmospheric compositions of grand proportions, soulful grooves become haunting melodies and the “orchestra of Cinematic's moniker becomes ever more apparent.

Producer and Cinematic mastermind J. Swinscoe's last effort was Man With A Movie Camera (Ninja Tune, 2003), and Ma Fleur, picks up ...

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Cinematic Orchestra: Man With A Movie Camera

Read "Man With A Movie Camera" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Without expounding beyond than a pure and direct statement of identity, the Cinematic Orchestra distinguishes itself by a fixation the relationship between image and sound, and specifically how that relationship can evolve over time in live performance. TCO never plays the same thing twice, and the group's devotion to improvisation renders each viewing (literally) a new experience. To their credit, they've supported independent cinema--plus their own visual creations--for several years.

With the re-emergence of a relatively obscure Russian ...


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