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Everyday [CD]

Cinematic Orchestra Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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Background: The aptly-named Cinematic Orchestra (TCO) were formed by J. Swinscoe back in 1999. At the time Jay was still an employee at Ninja Tune in South London, where he was responsible for export sales at the long-standing independent record label. Swinscoe arrived at London Bridge from Scotland via Yorkshire and Cardiff with a background playing bass and guitar in bands and DJing, as well ... Read more in Amazon's Cinematic Orchestra Store

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  • Audio CD (6 Nov 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • ASIN: B00005Y49T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,775 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. All That You Give (feat. Fontella Bass)
2. Burnout
3. Flite
4. Evolution (feat. Fontella Bass)
5. Man With The Movie Camera
6. All Things To All Men (feat. Roots Manuva)
7. Everyday

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There's an old music press adage that second albums are notoriously "difficult". If this were true, then by rights Everyday should be one big disappointment. That fact that it's arguably one of 2002's finest jazz albums (yes, jazz--as in real, old fashioned, clarinets and trumpets type jazz) just goes to prove how talented Jason Swinscoe's Cinematic Orchestra are.

Following up their impeccable debut, Motion, was always going to be tough, but here they've surpassed themselves. While the former was a fusion of sample-culture smoky, backroom jazz, Everyday is jazz pure and simple--old jazz for the nu-jazz generation. "Man With the Movie Camera", "Burnout" and "Flite" are near-perfect soundtrack jazz pieces--epic, shuffling, ever shifting--while "All That You Give" and "Evolution" feature the enchanting vocals of legendary soul singer Fontella Bass. Best of all, though, is the Roots Manuva collaboration "All Things to All Men"--proof that jazz and rap aren't as strange bedfellows as some may think. It's spellbinding stuff, and sure to be one of 2002's finer albums. --Matt Anniss


The Cinematic Orchestra are endlessly amazing, warped, inventive and intriguing. They're big and they're clever -- Sunday Telegraph

The Cinematic Orchestra exude class and perfectionism -- The Daily Mail

The Cinematic Orchestra stand alone, proud and complete -- The Independent on Sunday

The most innovative urban/dance fusion since Massive Attack...genius -- IDJ

Their genius, a word not to be used lightly, seemingly knows no bounds. Smooth electronica doesn't come much better than the genre-spanning, divine output from The Cinematic Orchestra -- DJ

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't mention Chill-out 17 Aug 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm not going to do the obvious and put this album in the much lamented 'chill-out' box just because the songs are slower than 120bpm (not all of them are, 'Flite' is about 140bpm and is in 7/8 time!), but if you like Zero 7 then you will love this album. Gilles Peterson puts it like this "Don't say 'chill out' or 'hardcore' but think both".
The Cinematic Orchestra share a common laid-back, jazzy, left field approach to music with Zero 7, but it is there that the similarity ends. The Cinematic's are clearly more influenced by Hip-Hop, with heavy, plodding beats and scratching running alongside clarinets, organs and harps. They even get the UK Hip-Hop legend Roots Manuva to provide vocals on 'All Things to All Men'.
There is a warmth and roundness to the sound of this album that makes you feel like you are wrapped up in a blanket on a winter day. The tracks are what I would describe as epic. This isn't because they're long (though the longest track stands at over 11 minutes); it means that they are big on sound, like Zero 7's 'End Theme'. Each track builds through a complex layering of instruments that mean you are still discovering new things on the 100th listen.
This sound is very well summed up by the name of the band as is sounds very cinematic. This doesn't mean that it sounds like the soundtrack to a film, but rather that it is to mainstream music what well made cinema is to television.
As the Orchestra part of their name suggests, the sound is made up, quite heavily, from traditional instruments ranging from the double bass and harp to the clarinet and saxophone. However, alongside this are cleverly manipulated injections of electronic sound that help to fill out the sound and separate it from traditional jazz, but without feeling obtrusive.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure jazz genius 18 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Being an avid fan of Gilles Peterson's brilliant Worldwide show on Radio 1, it was back in 1999 when I first got a taster of things to come from the Cinematic Orchestra, with their debut single 'Channel 1 Suite', which was also taken from their unique debut album 'Motion'. Following the Orchestra's every move carefully from then on, I was excited when I heard that in 2002 they were to release their second LP 'Everyday'. Having not heard a single track from the album before buying it, I fell in love with it after the very first listen. It was clear to see that the Cinematic Orchestra had matured and progressed musically, and that 'Everyday' was going to be a current day jazz masterpiece! Without a single bad, or slightly out of place track on the LP, 'Everyday' just kept on sounding better and better with every play. From the opening track entitled 'All That You Give' which features legendary jazz singer Fontella Bass, to the quite simply brilliant 'All Things To All Men' with Roots Manuva on vocals, the Cinematic Orchestra have crafted a brand new form of jazz that can placed with the many others that sit proudly with that specific genre! Most of all, it is their sound!! Whether it be dinner jazz, latin jazz or acid jazz that you are a fan of, take time out to listen to 'Everday' and prepare to be amazed. Pure jazz genius!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyday isThe Best !! 18 May 2002
By R.O. P
Format:Audio CD
This album is really one to watch. The laid back UK Cinematic Orchestra's form of nu jazz chill out's a musical treat of sheer beauty and musical images. The sound is a crossroads of contemporary jazz, classicall and light drum and bass , with the opening track All that you give being sung majestically on this downbeat groover by the golden voice of veteran soul /gospel diva Fontella Bass. British rapper Roots Manuva joins the team on two tracks for a perfect collaboration similar to Greg Osby's sound. I didn't find a dissapointing track on the 7 and do urge you to give this a listen as away from the general electronics and studio mixing of a lot of the nu jazz , Cinematic Orchestra have real instruments being played haunting saxes and harps, almost some tracks easing into heartbreaking movie themes, but the emphasis on Everyday is over powered by the artistry of Cinematics instruments played to perfection. .A good post club after hours wind down collection.
It's suprising to see that Britain and Europe can produce some of the best jazz these days, The best is without a doubt how I will describe The Cinematic Orchestra's Everyday. You'd be a fool to let a day go by and pass this one by.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's never too late to be startled 1 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on the strength of hearing it as background music on the late, lamented JazzFM (now the monstrosity SmoothFM, in the North at least). I was 47 at the time and thought i'd "outgrown" popular music. This album proved me wrong and I've subsequently bought every other Cinematic Orchestra album. They are all simultaneously cool and yet emotional; moody and atmospheric, but filled with light and optimism. You can concentrate on listening to them or put them on in the background: it works both ways and I don't think they'd mind.
Buy all their albums and provide them with enough money to keep doing it - they deserve it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is sheer genius on a cd. 9 Jun 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album has completely blown me away. It is a frighteningly smooth mix of chillout and hardcore beats. Who would have thought you could get Fontella Bass and Roots on the same album. Swinscoe has and it has worked an absolute treat. All Things To All Men is a briliantly original track and the drums throughout the album seem really fresh and very cool. It all works so well and yet there is no rush. There is time to relax between the tunes on this album. The last album was good but this is scarily superior and all I am left to say is bring on the next work of fusionary art.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a incredibally deep album
fantastic album but i havent found an album of theirs i dont enjoy fully as yet
listen.. and listen deeply :)
Published 17 months ago by bertie
1.0 out of 5 stars A huge disappointment
I have to admit that music is a matter of taste, but ye Gods this CD leaves me cold. Utter tripe in my view. Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2011 by none
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant piece of music
A great piece of music to play after a hard day at work. I would highly recommend this to anyone,
Published on 28 Jun 2011 by Ian
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I thought the CD was good only. Not stunning, knock-out or blow away. Having said that this genre of music is not really my favourite. Read more
Published on 26 Oct 2009 by Mr. Tam Burnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect
I personally could never choose one album as a favourite of all time: but if I was forced this would be a seriously strong contender. Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2008 by ReiverNobody
5.0 out of 5 stars first class
First class album, but if anything, the stand out track is the colaboration with Roots Manuva.
Published on 14 Sep 2008 by William Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars I dont usually listen to this kinda music
Well i was more into Roots Manuva then the jazz type, but when it came up with Cinematic Orchestra, i thought it was some kind of Live recording. Read more
Published on 28 April 2006 by S. Mirza
5.0 out of 5 stars organic listless effortless lilt
the fatness of sound and instrumentation hits you up in the back of the head and stays there...remarkable peice of work. Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2006 by Mr. U. I. Yusufu
5.0 out of 5 stars What would the BEEB do without this album?
If you've ever wondered where the BBC sound mixer gets all the laid back link music -It's this album or Zero7 'when it falls'. Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2006 by Steve Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolution of sound...
There is something very beautiful about this album.
Its jazz fueled tracks glide of the contemplative deep sounds of its neighbour. Read more
Published on 10 Nov 2005 by C. Hey
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