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by The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra

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Following contributions from guitar bands Arctic Monkeys and Snow Patrol, the critically acclaimed Late Night Tales series invites an outfit more associated with their early laid-back electronica-based installments to compile their own playlist in the shape of British experimental jazz collective the Cinematic Orchestra. While their selected 19 tracks lack the surprise element of their two indie predecessors, both of whom divulged an unexpected love of hip-hop, it's still a highly eclectic affair, taking in '60s lounge-pop (Burt Bacharach's "South American Getaway"), fingerpicking acoustic folk (Nick Drake's "Three Hours"), and retro Italo house (the Songstress' "See Line Woman"). Showcasing their influences, there are traces of their lush widescreen orchestration on Björk's "Jóga" and Imogen Heap's instrumental "Cumulus," their ambient electronica on U.S. producer Flying Lotus' "Auntie's Harp" and dubstep pioneer Burial's "Dog Shelter," and improvised jazz leanings on trumpeter Eddie Gale's "The Rain" and the Freedom Sounds ft. Wayne Henderson's "Behold the Day." Elsewhere, the album unexpectedly has two artists in common with Gary Lightbody and company's selections in blues-soul vocalist Terry Callier ("You're Goin' Miss Your Candyman") and DJ Food's "Living Beats" (whose turntablist, Patrick Carpenter, now plays with the Orchestra); Sebastian Tellier's "La Ritournelle" and St. Germain's "Rose Royce" reveal their love affair with Gallic jazz-pop; and Radiohead's Thom Yorke ("Black Swan"), minimalist composer Steve Reich ("Electric Counterpoint"), and '60s R&B star Shuggie Otis ("Aht Uh Mi Hed") complete their predominantly chilled-out soundtrack. Fans intrigued by their two own new compositions may feel slightly let down by the brief 39-second forgettable instrumental "Restaurant," but their atmospheric and soulful cover of Syl Johnson's "Talking About Freedom," featuring the impassioned tones of previous collaborator Fontella Bass, should more than make up for the disappointment. A brief insight into the musical mindset of one of the British nu-jazz scene's most exciting acts, the Cinematic Orchestra's addition to the series is a veritable treasure trove of lost classics, obscurities, and high-quality dream pop that takes the concept back to basics.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2010
Label: Late Night Tales
UPC: 5099962655323
catalogNumber: 22
Rank: 69731


  1. Auntie's Harp
  2. Three Hours
  3. The Rain
  4. You're Goin' Miss Your Candyman
  5. Behold the Day
  6. Living Beats
  7. Aht Uh Mi Hed
  8. Black Swan
  9. Restaurant
  10. Electric Counterpoint
  11. Joga
  12. Cumulus
  13. Rose Rouge
  14. See Line Woman
  15. La Ritournelle
  16. Dog Shelter
  17. South American Getaway
  18. Talking About Freedom
  19. The Happy Detective, Pt. 3

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cinematic Orchestra   Primary Artist,DJ

Technical Credits

Steve Reich   Composer
Eddie Gale   Composer
Shuggie Otis   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Terry Callier   Composer
Björk   Composer
Linda Neil   Composer
Ludovic Navarre   Composer
Thom Yorke   Composer
Imogen Heap   Composer
Sigurjon Sigurdsson   Composer
Sébastien Tellier   Composer
Arve Henriksen   Composer
Steven Ellison   Composer
Will Self   Composer
P. Carpenter   Composer
M. Black   Composer
J. Swinscoe   Composer
P. France   Composer
George H. Bass   Composer
Phyllis Braxton-Knox   Composer

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