VA “The Cinematic Orchestra presents In Motion #1″ | Ninja Tune
The Cinematic Orchestra founder Jason Swinscoe has taken large strides this year with the compilation record In Motion. Instead of new songs and further explorations into modern electronics, this compilation dives into foundations of soundtrack music and includes, along with the Cinematic Orchestra, some of the most talented and adventurous musicians out today. Ninja Tune has been launching some of the most progressive and mind blowing music and this is yet another piece of their puzzle that will surely go down as one remarkable release unlike anything else ever released. As in independent label from Britain, The Cinematic Orchestra have maintained their residency with Ninja Tune since their debut release Motion in 1999 and In Motion continues their path with the label.
The people doing scores for films were some of the first to find experimentalism at the heart of their creation and In Motion pays homage to this foundation in a pure way. The Cinematic Orchestra and their colleagues Dorian Concept, Tom Chant, Grey Reverend and Austin Peralta have put a lot sound into In Motion and Ninja Tune is unquestionably the best place for this path the Cinematic Orchestra is taking their fans.
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“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction.” – Stanley Kubrick
Jason Swinscoe of The Cinematic Orchestra has long been intrigued by the link between vision and sound. From TCO’s re-soundtracking of Man With A Movie Camera, through his “soundtrack to an imaginary film,” Ma Fleur, to his band’s name itself, Swinscoe has continued to pick away at the issues and emotions found at this intersection. With In Motion #1 he continues this process by inviting some of his favourite musicians and producers to provide soundtracks to or musical re-imaginings of seminal work by great avant-garde film-makers.
Responding to visuals which run from René Clair’s surrealist classic “Entr’acte” (The Cinematic Orchestra) right up to Peter Tscherkassky’s “Outer Space” (Dorian Concept & Tom Chant), the musicians wrote for and worked with a string quartet to create music of remarkable emotional reach. The results are so vivid, so complex yet immediate, that they can be enjoyed as freestanding pieces in their own right.
The first of a series of releases curated by Jason Swinscoe for Motion Audio, the artists involved run from LA-based pianist Austin Peralta, through the Grey Reverend in New York, to Dorian Concept in Austria and Tom Chant and the other members of TCO in London.