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The Cinematic Orchestra – Man With A Movie Camera

Is there any better way to begin, jazzy, soulful, a classic in every way, its an absolute must have in any music lovers collection. The album comprises the soundtrack to a re-released version of the ground-breaking 1929 silent documentary film, Man with a Movie Camera  from RClick for Self-Titled Trackussian director Dziga Vertov. The Cinematic Orchestra were commissioned to record the score to play as the opening event in Porto, Portugal’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2001. The performance was met with the highest possible praise, and is still presented around the globe at various festivals. I was lucky enough, whilst interning at NinjaTune, (the record label the orchestra are signed to) to see them perform the album live at the Roundhouse in Camden. It was truly stunning, and possibly the best live show i have ever attended. A personal favourite tune has to be the last track on the album, and a song that also features on Cinematic’s previous album ‘Everyday’, the song called ‘All Things’ is mesmeric, beautifully created and comprises the perfect meloncholy mood for a winter’s walk. On Man With a Movie Camera ‘All Things’ is played as an instrumental version, but on the previous album, accompanying vocals are majestically presented by the one and only, a true British hip hop great, Roots Manuva, who is signed to the sub label of NinjaTune, Big Dada, a label that Wiley has also released albums under. So here it is, (click the pictures) give it a listen, and leave a comment. Enjoy!


December 17, 2009 Posted by | Jazz | , , , , , , | Leave a comment