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Album Review

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 ...

Album Review

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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Cinematic Orchestra to Release First Studio Album in Five Years

Cinematic Orchestra to Release First Studio Album in Five Years

Source: Motormouthmedia

Group heads in new direction with stunning guest vocalists Fontella Bass, Patrick Watson, and Lou Rhodes June 5th sees the release of the first full studio album by Jason Swinscoe's Cinematic Orchestra since 2002's Everyday. Entitled Ma Fleur, the record was written as the soundtrack to a specially commissioned screenplay for an imagined film (which may or may not yet be made). The album will be released by Domino Recordings in the North America and Ninja Tune in Europe. Shortly ...



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