The Cinematic Orchestra

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 Tools 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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The Cinematic Orchestra Discography

Albums

The Cinematic Orchestra Motion (Album) Ninja Tune Japan 1999 Sell This Version
none The Cinematic Orchestra Live, London, 24th September 2000(CDr, Promo) Ninja Tune none UK 2000 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day (Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune Japan 2002 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera (Album) Ninja Tune UK 2003 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Licensing Sampler (Comp) Ninja Tune UK 2004 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Ma Fleur Live At The Barbican 06.05.2007 Concert Live UK 2007 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Ma Fleur (Album) Ninja Tune UK 2007 Sell This Version
NLSCD012 The Cinematic Orchestra Past, Present & Future (Classics, Instrumentals & Exclusives)(CD, Ltd, Smplr) Ninja Tune NLSCD012 UK 2007 Sell This Version
TCOSM01 The Cinematic Orchestra Soundtrack Collection 1(CD, Mixed, Promo) Ninja Tune TCOSM01 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none The Cinematic Orchestra Live At The Big Chill 03.08.2007(2xCD, Ltd, Dig) Concert Live none UK 2007 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Live At The Roundhouse 10.10.2008 (Album) Concert Live UK 2008 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Crimson Wing - Mystery Of The Flamingos (Album) Walt Disney Records UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Album) Ninja Tune USA & Canada 2008 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra In Motion #1 (Album) Ninja Tune Japan 2012 Sell This Version
none Cinematic Orchestra* Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Somethin' Else (2) none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Cinematic Orchestra Diabolus (EP) Ninja Tune Germany 1998 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Channel 1 Suite / Ode To The Big Sea (Maxi) Ninja Tune, Form & Function UK 1999 Sell This Version
PC Scratch 001 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
The Cinematic Orchestra Horizon (Single) Ninja Tune UK 2002 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra All That You Give (Single) Ninja Tune UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Drumagick / TCO* Drumagick / TCO* - Easy Boom / Evolution (PC Mix)(Acetate, 12") Talkin' Loud, Heathmans Mastering none UK 2002 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra Man With The Movie Camera (Single) Ninja Tune UK 2003 Sell This Version
WWEXCL1 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
ZEN12160 The Cinematic Orchestra Man With The Movie Camera / Flite(12", Ltd) Ninja Tune ZEN12160 UK 2004 Sell This Version
The Cinematic Orchestra To Build A Home (Single) Ninja Tune UK 2007 Sell This Version