With Every Day, Cinematic Orchestra move beyond the electro-jazz fusion of their debut to make a record more natural, more paced, and, surprisingly, better than the justly hyped Motion. J Swinscoe is more the arranger/conductor here than the producer, but of course, there's little need for samples or effects with such an accomplished band sharing the burden. For the opener "All That You Give," Swinscoe and Co., plus harp player Rhodri Davies, spend a few minutes delicately paving the way for a deeply felt vocal by soul hero Fontella Bass. "Burn Out" is a lush, meditative track with a pleasantly ambling solo from Phil France on electric piano, a few appropriately cinematic-sounding horns, an age-old vocal sample, and occasional creaking static phasing through. Bass returns for another splendid track ("Evolution"), and the mighty Roots Manuva appears on a magisterial, spoken-word quasi-autobiography, "All Things to All Men." Except for a pair of detours into highly programmed "broken beat" production, Every Day is a textured, acoustic work; Cinematic Orchestra take their time setting up these songs -- of the seven tracks, four last over nine minutes. The sounds and styles heard may not be revolutionary, but instead of simply pushing stylistic boundaries, Cinematic Orchestra display a real gift in making emotional, artistic music.
Performance CreditsCinematic Orchestra Primary Artist
Fontella Bass Vocals
Phil France Electric Bass,Electric Piano,Acoustic Bass,fender rhodes
Roots Manuva Spoken Word
Luke Flowers Drums
Milo Fell Percussion
Patrick Carpenter Turntables,electronics
Technical CreditsGraham Morgan Drum Engineering
Gilles Peterson Liner Notes
Phil France Producer
Jason Swinscoe Producer
Steve Higdon Engineer
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Every Day based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This entire CD is filled with beautiful relaxing music. I enjoy unwinding with this music after work. Definitely a great purchase to add to your collection.