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"...May 7th sees the release of the first full studio album by Jason Swinscoe's Cinematic Orchestra since 2002's "Everyday". Entitled "Ma Fleur," the record was written as the soundtrack to a specially commissioned screenplay for an imagined film (which may or may not yet be made). Dealing with themes of loss and love - and in itself representing a kind of absence - "Ma Fleur" is fertile ground for Swinscoe's brand of music-making, for while people have talked about what he does in terms of jazz, the truth is that the basis of his music has always 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 TCO popular in the first place. If the mood is melancholy, Swinscoe and the musicians he works with manage to make it an ultimately uplifting experience, perhaps in the end more about the love you find than the love you lose..."

1. To Build A Home-Feat. Patrick Watson
2. Familiar Ground-Feat. Fontella Bass
3. Child Song
4. Music Box-Feat. Patrick Watson & Lou Rhodes
5. Prelude-Feat. Fontella Bass
6. As The Stars Fall
7. Into You
8. Ma Fleur
9. Breathe
10. That Home-Feat. Patrick Watson
11. Time And Space-Feat. Lou Rhodes

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Cat no: ZENCD122
Label: Ninja Tune
Info correct on: 24/4/2018

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