Cat No: ZEN122HC

This special reissue of their stunning 2007 album has been expanded with 3 extra tracks. At the time the album was recognised for its bold departure from the groups sonic traditions. In the years since, its been continuously celebrated, with tracks like To Build A Home reaching huge audiences with over half a billion streams to date. The band have performed sold out shows in some of the world’s most prestigious venues including London’s Royal Albert Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Romes Auditorium Park Della and the Sydney Opera House and festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Montreux and Sonar have all played host to the bands much loved live performances. Their latest album To Believe in 2019 debuted at a career high #19 on the Official UK Album Chart and was #1 on the UK vinyl chart. Dealing with themes of loss and love – and in itself representing a kind of absence – “Ma Fleur” is fertile ground for Swinscoe and long term collaborator Dominic Smith’s brand of music-making, for while people rightly have talked about what they do in terms of jazz, the truth is that the basis of their music has always also been in raw emotion. From the achingly beautiful opener “To Build A Home” to the finale, “Time And Space,” this is an album which reaches for and finds a truth and honesty far beyond what we would normally expect from such a record, but without losing any of the accessibility which made the band popular in the first place. If the mood is melancholy, The Cinematic Orchestra manage to make it an ultimately uplifting experience, perhaps in the end more about the love you find than the love you lose¦

Ma Fleur

£21.99

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Format:LP (Clear Vinyl) Genre:Alternative Record Label:Ninja Tune Release Date:30/07/2021
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