THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA

Rating: NNNNNOrganic fusions between 60s jazz and contemporary club culture are hardly new, but what continues to set J. Swinscoe's.


Rating: NNNNN

Organic fusions between 60s jazz and contemporary club culture are hardly new, but what continues to set J. Swinscoe’s Cinematic Orchestra apart is the lengths to which he goes to make it all work. Every Day blurs the line even further between live playing and studio trickery, fusing the two into a seamless, roiling groove. There’s a massive drive to these tunes, with Swinscoe nailing the grandeur of those big 60s and 70s records through deliberately wide-screen compositions and plenty of strummed harps. Every Day features Fontella Bass’s most explosive performances since Theme De Yo-Yo, but the real centrepiece here is All Things To All Men, a chilling 11 minutes of urban jazz featuring Roots Manuva rhyming over a live beat that’s at once old-school and of the moment.

MATT GALLOWAY

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