A Genre All Their Own
Cinematic Orchestra is a British band that is difficult to define by genre. MOJO said that their most recent album "builds into a grandly melancholic journey through life, love, family and, finally death, via chamber jazz intimacy, midnight acoustic buzz and rich orchestral sweep" while other places would see Cinematics as downtempo or acid jazz, trip hop, or even drum and bass. But really none of these titles suit them. Maybe what is most true is that their elemental, they reach a certain quiet space within you and rest their for a while, and their work is very well crafted much like a sculpture, removing the excesses to allow for an inner beauty to emerge. It's not the least bit surprising since founder Jason Swiscoe studied sculpture. Since the bands inception, they have played music for ceremonies honoring filmmakers as prestigious as Stanley Kubrick, they have been asked to create the soundtrack for groundbreaking films such as Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera.