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Classic Album Review: Cinematic Orchestra | Remixes 98 – 2000

This second album from Jason Swinscoe & co. is the equivalent of a director’s cut.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Jason Swinscoe is a soundtrack composer in search of a film.

The U.K. electronician and producer specializes in the sort of sweeping, evocative soundscapes that justify his band’s filmic handle. This second album from The Cinematic Orchestra is the equivalent of a director’s cut, as Swinscoe and co. recut tracks by others into short subjects of their own. Faze Action’s Moving Cities becomes the theme to an espionage thriller with its tense horns and propulsive rhythms; Kenji Eno’s spare, percussive Fear Theme belongs in a Kurosawa pic; and Nils Petter Molvaer’s Vilderness prowls the urban jungle with its noirish jazz.