The Cinematic Orchestra

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J Swinscoe first formed a group called Crabladder in 1990, whilst studying Fine Art at Cardiff College, releasing one official single on his own Power Tool label. In 1994, Swinscoe was given a DJ spot on Heart FM, a pirate radio station in south London.

Their debut album, Motion, was released in 1999. The critical success of that album led to them being asked to perform at the Director's Guild Awards ceremony for the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to film director Stanley Kubrick.

The band were asked by the organisers of the Porto European City of Culture 2000 festival to write a new score to Dziga Vertov's classic 1929 Russian silent film Man with a Movie Camera, to be performed live in accompaniment with a showing of the film. The work differed from the band's usual compositions due to its live performance, ruling out the post production work that was present on Motion. The Cinematic Orchestra toured with the work and later released it on an album of the same name. Many of the compositions originally created for Man with a Movie Camera were later adapted from live form (adding in vocal tracks and electronic elements, among other changes) for their next album, Every Day.

The Cinematic Orchestra released the album Ma Fleur on May 7, 2007.

The Cinematic Orchestra performed the soundtrack to the Disneynature film "The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos", released on December 15, 2008.

In 2010 they set up their own independent label Motion Audio.
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Albums

TFCK-87985 Motion — The Cinematic Orchestra 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 (Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune TFCK-87985 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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none Live, London, 24th September 2000 — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Live, London, 24th September 2000(CDr, Promo) Ninja Tune none UK 2000 Sell This Version
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BRC-54 Every Day — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day (Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune BRC-54 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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ZEN78 Man With A Movie Camera — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera (Album) Ninja Tune ZEN78 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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TCOSAMPLER01 Licensing Sampler — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Licensing Sampler (Comp) Ninja Tune TCOSAMPLER01 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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none Ma Fleur Live At The Barbican 06.05.2007 — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Ma Fleur Live At The Barbican 06.05.2007 Concert Live none UK 2007 Sell This Version
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CLCD088 Live At The Big Chill 03.08.2007 — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Live At The Big Chill 03.08.2007 (Album) Concert Live CLCD088 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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ZENCD 122 Ma Fleur — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Ma Fleur (Album) Ninja Tune ZENCD 122 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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NLSCD012 Past, Present & Future (Classics, Instrumentals & Exclusives) — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Past, Present & Future (Classics, Instrumentals & Exclusives)(CD, Ltd, Smplr) Ninja Tune NLSCD012 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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TCOSM01 Soundtrack Collection 1 — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Soundtrack Collection 1(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Ninja Tune TCOSM01 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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none Live At The Roundhouse 10.10.2008 — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Live At The Roundhouse 10.10.2008 (Album) Concert Live none UK 2008 Sell This Version
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50999 2 67454 2 8, 267 4542 Les Ailes Pourpres: Le Mystère Des Flamants — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Les Ailes Pourpres: Le Mystère Des Flamants (Album) Walt Disney Records, Walt Disney Records 50999 2 67454 2 8, 267 4542 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
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DNO 175 Live At The Royal Albert Hall — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Album) Ninja Tune DNO 175 USA & Canada 2008 Sell This Version
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BRC-329 In Motion #1 — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra In Motion #1 (Album) Ninja Tune BRC-329 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
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R112 To Believe — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra To Believe (Album) Ninja Tune R112 Poland 2019 Sell This Version
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ZENDNL264 To Believe (Remixes) — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra To Believe (Remixes) Ninja Tune ZENDNL264 2020
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Singles & EPs

F&F010 Diabolus EP — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Diabolus EP (EP) Form & Function F&F010 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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ZEN1284, none Channel 1 Suite / Ode To The Big Sea — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Channel 1 Suite / Ode To The Big Sea (Maxi) Ninja Tune, Form & Function ZEN1284, none UK 1999 Sell This Version
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ZEN 1277 Diabolus — The Cinematic Orchestra J Swinscoe Presents The Cinematic Orchestra J Swinscoe Presents The Cinematic Orchestra - Diabolus(12", W/Lbl, Sti) Ninja Tune ZEN 1277 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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PC Scratch 001 P C Scratch 001 — The Cinematic Orchestra PC*, DJ Food, The Cinematic Orchestra PC*, DJ Food, The Cinematic Orchestra - P C Scratch 001(12", TP) Not On Label PC Scratch 001 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
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ZENCDS 103 P All That You Give — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra All That You Give (Single) Ninja Tune ZENCDS 103 P UK 2002 Sell This Version
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zen 12119 Horizon — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Horizon (Single) Ninja Tune zen 12119 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none Drumagick / TCO* Drumagick / TCO* - Easy Boom / Evolution (PC Mix)(Acetate, 12") Talkin' Loud, Heathmans Mastering none UK 2002 Sell This Version
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Zen12 125P Man With The Movie Camera — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra Man With The Movie Camera (Single) Ninja Tune Zen12 125P UK 2003 Sell This Version
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WWEXCL1 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Exclusives 1 — The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra / Nicola Conte The Cinematic Orchestra / Nicola Conte - Gilles Peterson Worldwide Exclusives 1(10", Promo) Talkin' Loud WWEXCL1 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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