London United Kingdom
The Cinematic Orchestra’s mastermind Jason Swinscoe on soundtracks, live experimentation, and a uniquely inspired approach to music making.
_(artist-name)The Cinematic Orchestra_ was formed by Jason Swinscoe in 1999. At the time Jay was an employee at Ninja Tune in South London but in his spare time had begun putting together the first Cinematic Orchestra album. Gathering a group of open-minded jazz musicians, Jay delivered the debut album _(album-title)Motion_ that blew heads across the world. Epic tracks like _(song-title)Ode To The Big Sea_ and _(song-title)Night Of The Iguana_ emphasized the “Cinematic” in The Cinematic Orchestra and the band haven’t looked back since. The follow-up longplayer _(album-title)Every Day_ displayed a more classic, orchestral tone, with guest vocals from soul jazz legend _(artist-name)Fontella Bass_ and UK hip hop don _(artist-name)Roots Manuva_ taking the band’s sound to a whole new level. Touring extensively around the world the group gained a fearsome live reputation, combining live jazz experimentation with electronics and turntablism in a fresh and exciting way. Further albums and great success have followed, including a soundtrack to the 1929 Russian silent film _(album-title)Man With A Movie Camera_ and the band’s third official studio album _(album-title)Ma Fleur_, released in 2007.