The Cinematic Orchestra ‘Ma Fleur’ 2xLP
At the time the ‘Ma Fleur’ album was recognised for its bold departure from the group’s sonic traditions and was featured in the likes of The Guardian and DAZED; in the years since it’s been continuously celebrated, with tracks like ‘To Build A Home’ reaching huge audiences (including over 520 million streams to date across platforms).
The Cinematic Orchestra, formed by Jason Swinscoe and later joined by long- time friend and collaborator Dominic Smith, are one of the UK’s most respected and influential British artists of the last twenty years.
Drawing deep from jazz, with their unique take on modern electronic production techniques, they created genre-defying compositions which cemented their status as pioneers and played no small part in introducing jazz to a young breed of electronic music fans.
For fans of Floating Points, Nils Frahm, Kamasi Washington, Moses Sumney.
2LP on clear 140g vinyl featuring three bonus tracks. Housed in a gatefold
sleeve with four double sided art cards. Digital download card included.
Select ‘Ma Fleur’ press quotes from 2007: “An Immensely moving, utterly distinct night-time world which is a pleasure to inhabit... Demands close attention.” - The Guardian (4/5); “Soul Power at its deepest and most profound. Capable of real wonder.” - Mojo (4/5); “Lush, leftfield, Genius.” - Mixmag (4/5); “Something Special” - Observer Music Monthly (4/5 - A Top 10 Album)
The band have performed in larger and larger spaces and sold out the likes of London’s Royal Albert Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Rome’s Auditorium Park Della and the Sydney Opera House. Coachella, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Montreux and Sonar have all played host to the band’s much-loved live performances.
They have also appeared at the Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards for Stanley Kubrick and New York’s Summerstage with the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin. They have curated a series of events at London’s prestigious Barbican Centre and have seen the likes of Thundercat and Moses Sumney support them.
Their latest album, 2019’s ‘To Believe’, debuted at a career high #19 in the Official UK Album Chart and was #1 on the UK Vinyl Chart.
Career-long support from radio heavyweights such as Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Zane Lowe, Phil Taggart, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Lauren Laverne, Mary Anne Hobbs, Jo Whiley, John Kennedy and more.
Catalogue number: ZEN122HC
Label: Ninja Tune