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Man with a Movie Camera

Man with a Movie Camera

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It was just a matter of time before the Cinematic Orchestra received a commission for a film score, but this 2003 release actually dates from 1999. The genesis of Man With a Movie Camera lies in the selection committee of a Portuguese film festival, which asked Cinematic Orchestra to score their re-airing of Dziga Vertov's 1929

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It was just a matter of time before the Cinematic Orchestra received a commission for a film score, but this 2003 release actually dates from 1999. The genesis of Man With a Movie Camera lies in the selection committee of a Portuguese film festival, which asked Cinematic Orchestra to score their re-airing of Dziga Vertov's 1929 film of the same name, a silent Soviet documentary focused on a day in the life of an average worker. Performed live by the orchestra, Man With a Movie Camera doesn't allow J Swinscoe to indulge in his usual post-production magic, but it is a surprisingly adept score, with occasional bursts of on-the-one jazz-funk wailing to break it up. (Pity the poor comrade who's soundtracked 70 years later with a hyper-speed Pretty Purdie-type drum solo and some old-school-rap samples in the background.) Scattered moments of brilliance abound, and at one point, someone on sax comes up with a brilliant foghorn recreation. The cinematic material lies in '70s astral jazz, with evocative, tremulous work from soprano sax and violin. Just two caveats: several of these performances were later echoed in tracks appearing on the Cinematic Orchestra's 2002 release Every Day, and some passages have a baffling, you-had-to-be-there quality. Apparently it was a hit at the festival, though only the DVD release of Man With a Movie Camera has the film itself, along with a Cinematic Orchestra performance live in the studio, plus a Channel 4 documentary on the making of the record.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/2013
Label:
Ninja Tune
UPC:
5021392288185
catalogNumber:
78
Rank:
46360

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cinematic Orchestra   Primary Artist
Prabjote Osahn   Violin
Phil France   Double Bass
Jonah Ellis   Piano,Keyboards
Luke Flowers   Drums
Tom Chant   Saxophone
Wayne Urquhart   Cello
Milo Fell   Percussion
Antonia Pagulators   Viola

Technical Credits

Robin Gibb   Composer
Miguel Mariachi Dias   Original Idea
Jimmy Sturr   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Kenny Barron   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Phil France   Producer,String Arrangements
Jason Swinscoe   Arranger,Producer
Carla Morais   Original Idea
Alan Mawdsley   Engineer
Dario Oliverira   Original Idea

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