The Cinematic Orchestra ‎– Motion

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Tracklist

Durian 6:58
Ode To The Big Sea 5:39
Night Of The Iguana 13:19
Channel 1 Suite 5:49
BlueBirds 5:05
And Relax! 4:54
Diabolus 9:26
Kalima 4:21

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZEN 45, ZEN45, none The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(2x12", Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune, Form & Function ZEN 45, ZEN45, none UK 1999 Sell This Version
TFCK-87985 The Cinematic Orchestra = ザ・シネマティック・オーケストラ* The Cinematic Orchestra = ザ・シネマティック・オーケストラ* - Motion = モーション(CD, Album, Enh) Toy's Factory TFCK-87985 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
TFCK-87985 The Cinematic Orchestra = ザ・シネマティック・オーケストラ* The Cinematic Orchestra = ザ・シネマティック・オーケストラ* - Motion = モーション(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Toy's Factory TFCK-87985 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
zen CD 45, ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen CD 45, ZENCD45 UK 1999 Sell This Version
F&F030 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album) Form & Function F&F030 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
zen CD 45, ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen CD 45, ZENCD45 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album) Ninja Tune ZENCD45 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
zen CD 45, ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen CD 45, ZENCD45 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ZEN CD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, Promo) Ninja Tune ZEN CD45 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ninja Tune ZENCD45 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
BRC-273 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, RE) Beat Records BRC-273 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
zen CD 45, ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, RE) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen CD 45, ZENCD45 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BARCODE29CD The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album) Barcode Records BARCODE29CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
ZEN45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(2x12", Album, RE) Ninja Tune ZEN45 UK 2013 Sell This Version
R60 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, RE) No Paper Records R60 Poland 2015 Sell This Version
zen CD 45, ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, RE) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen CD 45, ZENCD45 UK Unknown Sell This Version
zen CD 45, ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, RE) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen CD 45, ZENCD45 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ZENCD45 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ninja Tune (2) ZENCD45 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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gaetan124

gaetan124

January 28, 2021
referencing Motion, 2x12", Album, RE, ZEN45

Ce pressage manque de dynamique et d’ouverture...à fuir !!!!
Rabattez vous sur la version Cd
garyo123

garyo123

May 10, 2018
referencing Motion, CD, Album, zen CD 45, ZENCD45
Weird you would mention Sorcery, True2. Because I'm pretty sure Durian on this record samples the bass part from Abercrombie's song Sorcery I (from Gateway, back in '75). Check it out!
True2

True2

April 17, 2018
referencing Motion, 2x12", Album, ZEN 45, ZEN45, none

One of my favorite records. I got this when it came out and it blew me away. I had started to collect ECM records at the time and I bought Abercrombie's Sorcery record at the same time and everything clicked. The way they used the samples and played over them is the antithesis of my tastes. It links hip-hop and jazz together in a sincere and forward thinking way. I can't gush more about this record.
Old_Boy

Old_Boy

January 17, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Motion, 2x12", Album, ZEN 45, ZEN45, none

Wow! No review. I can only guess people feel the music speaks for itself.
I caught Giles Peterson DJing one night in London and he played some of the tracks from this LP. I was duly blown away and managed to ask the MC he had that night what he had been playing. He just said look out for Motion in the shops soon. I bought it from Reckless as soon as I saw it and It didn't leave my turntable for so many months. It is a masterpiece of manipulation. How quite disparate pieces of music can be brought together and sound like it's a single band just blew me away. Pure genius IMHO - there are glimpses of this on Everyday but Motion for me will always remain as Swincoes' best compostion.
southcentral

southcentral

October 30, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Motion, CD, Album, zen CD 45, ZENCD45

A pity this album is labeled "Future Jazz", because it's not about the future at all. And a pity it's released on Ninja Tune, cause people might fend it off as "just another boring trip-hop album".
The Cinematic Orchestra actually didn't get any better than this. Samples from old crackling jazz records creates a spooky film noir atmosphere that is so thick that most movie soundtrack composers would be jealous. If you close your eyes and listen, you hear more similarities with jazz legends like Buddy Rich and David Axelrod, than the boring trip-funk of The Herbaliser.
7 track in all, with most of the songs being about 7-14 minutes long, this album is definitely NOT for the dancefloor, which is good. It's simply a piece of brilliant cut-and-paste jazz music for home listening pleasure.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 8, 2004
referencing Motion, CD, Album, zen CD 45, ZENCD45

<I>Motion</I>, the Cinematic Orchestra’s first album, is, in a word, stunning. “Durian” starts out with slow strains then turns into a dark funk jam at the very end. “Ode to the Big Sea” takes a familiar jazz riff and sets it rolling like the ocean itself, with swells of horns, strings and drums and waves of piano and clarinet. That track is one of my favorites on an album that’s an embarrassment of riches. “Channel 1 Suite” is quietly devastating -- its vocal sample and gentle instruments have such an emotional pull. “And Relax!” encourages you to do just that. <I>Motion</I> shows how deeply felt music can be and has quickly become one of my favorite future jazz albums of all time.