Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The NEW Cinematic Orchestra Album

The best TCO album so far..in my humble opinion.
So melodic that the tracks are flowing one into the other like the water of a sluggish river. Yet, so jazzy and catchy. Great stuff that it's a must. just BEAUTIFUL. (10 of 10)

** For a taste check out the first track here and download it.**

Excerpts from the Press Release :
May 7th 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).
Dealing with themes of loss and love - and in itself representing a kind of absence - "Ma Fleur" is fertile ground for Swinscoe's brand of music-making, for while people have talked about what he does in terms of jazz, the truth is that the basis of his music has always been in raw emotion. From the achingly beautiful opener "To Build A Home" to the finale, "Time And Space," this is an album which reaches for and finds a truth and honesty far beyond what we would normally expect from such a record, but without losing any of the accessibility which made TCO popular in the first place. If the mood is melancholy, Swinscoe and the musicians he works with manage to make it an ultimately uplifting experience, perhaps in the end more about the love you find than the love you lose…

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