The Cinematic Orchestra hint at first album in almost a decade, share new track

The Cinematic Orchestra hint at first album in almost a decade, share new track

I’ve always appreciated the contemporary jazz love that British label Ninja Tune has shown more or less since its inception in the early 90s, and if it wasn’t Amon Tobin getting me amped with his bludgeoning combos of fusion and breakbeats, it was The Cinematic Orchestra offering a shade of class to my musical tastes as a newly-minted and exploratory undergraduate. I knew Jason Swinscoe’s project was vaguely different in its output from the “original” jazz albums that would occasionally be sampled on albums like the Motion debut, which led me to wonder what the general public would think if they found out I was listening to jazz music that was so embracing of modernity and 21st-century production techniques. “Heresy!” some of the purists would surely cry.

It’s been nine years since Ma Fleur (The CO’s last studio album), and you’d be correct in assuming that time’s passing hasn’t led to a waning interest in keeping things simultaneously backward- and forward-looking. Listen to the track “To Believe” below for solid evidence of this, since vocalist Moses Sumner has apparently been wowing some people via EP over the last couple of years.

“To Believe” is the first single from an as-yet unnamed LP due out in 2017. Stay tuned for the nitty gritty, and check dates of the band presumably getting their groove back after the vid.


10.30.16 - Luxembourg - Rockhal
10.31.16 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
11.01.16 - Zurich, Switzerland - Jazznojazz
11.03.16 - Gateshead, UK- The Sage
11.04.16 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
11.05.16 - Manchester, UK- Apollo
11.07.16 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
11.08.16 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
11.09.16 - Birmingham, UK - The Institute
11.10.16 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo
11.11.16 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo
11.12.16 - Hamburg, Germany - Über Jazz Festival
11.13.16 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Schouwburg
11.14.16 - Brussels, Belgium - AB

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