Ma Fleur

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All Music Guide - John Bush
For the true follow-up to 2002's Every Day -- since 2003's Man with a Movie Camera soundtrack had actually been recorded four years earlier -- J. Swinscoe & co.'s Cinematic Orchestra produced another soundtrack, this one virtually invisible. Not long after Every Day's release, Swinscoe began writing music for another Cinematic LP, but in another direction from where he'd gone previously. This was a series of quiet, contemplative instrumentals, with Rhodes keyboards and reedy clarinets, simply begging for a narrative (call them orchestrations for cinema). With scripts for each supplied by a friend -- each track got its own story, together comprising different scenes from a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
For the true follow-up to 2002's Every Day -- since 2003's Man with a Movie Camera soundtrack had actually been recorded four years earlier -- J. Swinscoe & co.'s Cinematic Orchestra produced another soundtrack, this one virtually invisible. Not long after Every Day's release, Swinscoe began writing music for another Cinematic LP, but in another direction from where he'd gone previously. This was a series of quiet, contemplative instrumentals, with Rhodes keyboards and reedy clarinets, simply begging for a narrative (call them orchestrations for cinema). With scripts for each supplied by a friend -- each track got its own story, together comprising different scenes from a single life -- and a series of unpeopled photographs supplied by Maya Hayuk, Cinematic Orchestra had the narrative they needed for their invisible soundtrack. (Added vocals from Fontella Bass, Lou Rhodes, and Patrick Watson represent the same person at different ages.) The results form an intensely affecting record, but one whose monochromatic format unfortunately serves no large purpose; when every song attempts to become a mini-masterpiece of melodrama, patience grows thin. Swinscoe tells us that he wanted to record an album where "leaving the spaces as empty as possible was paramount," but he can hardly complain if we choose to leave him the space to himself. [A U.K. version of the album was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Domino
  • UPC: 801390015120
  • Catalog Number: 151
  • Sales rank: 42,519

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That Home (1:52)
  2. 2 Familiar Ground (4:36)
  3. 3 Ma Fleur (4:33)
  4. 4 Music Box (4:58)
  5. 5 Time and Space (8:31)
  6. 6 Prelude (2:43)
  7. 7 As the Stars Fall (5:54)
  8. 8 Into You (3:02)
  9. 9 Breathe (6:32)
  10. 10 To Build a Home (6:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cinematic Orchestra Primary Artist
Fontella Bass Vocals
Phil France Double Bass
Patrick Watson Piano, Vocals
Luke Flowers Drums
Tom Chant Bass Clarinet, Saxophone
Stella Page Strings
Jote Osahn Strings
Stuart McCallum Guitar
Technical Credits
Steve Hodge Engineer
Phil France Composer, String Arrangements
Jason Swinscoe Composer, Producer, Engineer
Patrick Watson Composer
Luke Flowers Composer
Tom Chant Composer
Stella Page String Arrangements
Stuart McCallum Composer
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    Posted October 1, 2010

    Music For the Soul

    This gorgeous, lush and incredibly captivating CD is difficult to walk away from.

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