The Cinematic Orchestra ‎– Motion

Ninja Tune ‎– ZEN 45, Ninja Tune ‎– ZEN45, Form & Function ‎– none
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album

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A1 Durian
Flugelhorn – Jamie ColemanPiano, Electric Piano – Alex James (9)Producer, Written-By – Eva KatzenmaierSoprano Saxophone – Tom Chant
A2 Ode To The Big Sea
Percussion – Saidi KanbaSoprano Saxophone – Tom ChantTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Jamie Coleman
B3 Night Of The Iguana
Acoustic Bass – Phil FranceDrums – T. Daniel HowardPiano, Soprano Saxophone – Tom ChantTrumpet – Jamie Coleman
C4 Channel 1 Suite
Drums – T. Daniel HowardElectric Bass – Phil FranceElectric Piano – Tom ChantTrumpet – Jamie Coleman
C5 BlueBirds
Electric Bass – Phil FrancePiano, Alto Saxophone – Tom Chant
C6 And Relax! 4:54
D7 Diabolus
Acoustic Bass – Phil FranceDrums – T. Daniel HowardPiano, Soprano Saxophone – Tom Chant
D8 Kalima
Vibraphone, Soprano Saxophone – Tom Chant

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(p) & (c) 1999.

Form & Function logo appears only on the lower right corner of the back cover.

The track positions are sequentially numbered across all four labels.

Track durations and BPM are not provided on the record.
A1: 82/102 | A2: 107
B3: 83-88
C4: 86-87 | C5: 81-90 | C6: 71
D7: 70-77 | D8: 97

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021392 199184
  • Barcode (scanned): 5021392199184
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ZEN 45 A-01-01-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ZEN 45 B-01-01-1 JAZZ TORTURE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): ZEN 45 C-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): ZEN 45 D-01-01-


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April 17, 2018

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.


January 17, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

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.