来自杰出氛围/电子乐队The Cinematic Orchestra，他们的作品在采样拼贴的基础之上，融合酸性爵士，弦乐，以及TripHop的缓慢节拍，从而营造出一个游走在电影原声和前卫爵士乐之间的氛围音乐。聆听他们的作品你会明显感受到比一般普通的电影配乐更强烈的张力和感染力。人们讶异于这队玩乐器出身、痴迷录音棚方式的年轻人居然能创作出像老手们一样纯熟的作品，但又极富新意，诀窍当然还是在于技巧。队长Swinscoe首先会从采样中获得一些动机，然后把这些采样交由其他乐手重新演绎，最后再进行拚贴和处理，从而获得这种与众不同的声音，其效果介于未来派爵士乐和原声音乐之间。
So here's a question for you – what do Soviet avant garde movies have in common with cutting edge UK dance music. Stuck? The answer is "The Man With The Movie Camera"and The Cinematic Orchestra.
J Swinscoe's TCO have been described as “classy and cerebral, but atmospheric and soulful too" (NME). They are one of the few bands of the last few years to successfully fuse contemporary studio production techniques with fantastic live playing, their take on jazz and film soundtracks fused together with a thoroughly modern sampler-generation attitude. And in their notional leader, J Swinscoe, they have a man who is as concerned with how sound looks, so to speak, as with how it sounds…
In late 1999, Swinscoe was asked by the organisers of the Porto European City of Culture 2000 if the band wanted to score a soundtrack to a silent movie to open the celebrations. It seemed a perfect opportunity to expand the ideas of TCO into the world which had given them their name. But the difference was this was for a one off live performance. The film was Dziga Vertov's 'Man With A Movie Camera,' a 1929 early documentary cinema film from the Soviet Union. The performance in a old theatre space in Porto ended with a standing ovation of 3,500 people. Since that evening TCO have performed the score live at film festivals from Turkey to Scotland.
But the work also had a formative influence on the album that was to become 'Every Day'. Certain tracks that made it on to the album were written specifically for the score, but more than that it made Swinscoe and the band think in terms of combining sounds and textures and unfolding narratives over a period of time using those sounds. In particular, the title 'Every Day' was based on the narrative in the film, which portrays a day in the life of an idealised Soviet society, starting fom people waking up in the morning, moving through various work place ideas, then into leisure time and then back into the cinema...
Now Ninja Tune are proud to present the ‘Man With A Movie Camera' DVD. Featuring the entire film soundtracked live in the studio by The Cinematic Orchestra, plus a short documentary about the making of the record (first aired on C4), the superb video to "All That You Give" (featuring Fontella Bass) and further extras, it's a great package. And not just for Cinematics fans or scholars of 30s documentaries, either!
"It stands alone, proud and complete."
Independent on Sunday
"It’s an endlessly inventive, intriguing and rather attractive ambient score."
"The genius, a word not to be used lightly, of the Cinematic Orchestra seemingly knows no bounds"
"You can perform an autopsy on the jazz instruments, DJ Shadow-like grooves and repeating chord sequences, yet come away scratching your head as to how, in such simple combinations, they make such heartfelt music."
"It would be quite difficult to write anything bad about the Cinematic Orchestra"
01. The Projectionist
04. The Awakening Of A Woman (Burnout)
05. Reel Life (Evolution II)
07. Evolution (Vesao Portuense)
08. Man with the Movie Camera
11. Theme De Yoyo
12. The Magician
13. Theme Reprise
14. Yoyo Waltz
15. Drunken Tune
16. The Animated Tripod
17. All Things