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Remixes 98 - 2000

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J Swinscoe and the Cinematic Orchestra came out of nowhere last year to stun all good folk with their take on jazz, sixties soundtrack and modern sampler technology. 'Motion' surprised everybody, its atmospherics garnering huge mounds of press praise and radio play. As a result, Swinscoe became a much sought-after remixer. And his remixes were blinding.

Ninja, being a jealous beast, decided that we should get some love for 'em. So we trawled round various record companies and begged them to let us release the whole lot as a bumper package of loveliness. And here they are:

Faze Action - Moving Cities
The Cinematic Orchestra in up-tempo shock, this is an epic on the grand scale, moving through jazz double bass licks, squawking afro-sax and ridiculously beautiful guitar. When the band played this live to close their recent XEN set at Ronnie Scotts' it brought the house down.

The Cinematic Orchestra - Channel One Suite (on CD and Vinyl)
Tom's version of Channel 1 Suite originally came out as a limited 12" with the famous Axis remix also. The limited edition was to 500 copies only. So this is a kinda exclusive track for the remix album......niiiiiiiice

Tom Tyler - Ode to the Lizard (Vinyl Only)
Bit of a switch here. This is Tom Tyler's take on 'Ode To The Big Sea,' recorded when people still said Jason Swin-who? and released in a limited edition single run of 500.

Kenji Eno - The Fear Theme
Originally commissioned for a Dreamcast game, Swinscoe remembers that "the track was a modern classical piece which actually was really scary…" As for the game, well, "I've never seen it or even know if the track was ever used for it." With this loping little shuffler coming on like 'I Am The Walrus' in a slasher flick, that's some teen video jock's loss…

Les Gammas - Guauanco
More banging beats from TCO! As J explains, Les Gammas are "two nice guys I met from the Compost label during touring around Europe who loved my album and insisted they wanted a mix. What another one...? OK, go on then!!!" Mr Swinscoe never slacks, though, and this one didn't disappoint…

Piero Umiliani - Panoramica
Originally released on a compilation entitled 'Easy Tempo Experience' this is distinguished by off-centre electric piano stabs and a trademark slow build that leaves you gasping. "It for me is one of the best tracks," states J. "Lots of emotion and soul..."

Nils Petter Molvaer - Vilderness
Jazz artist Nils Petter Molvaer releases his records through the great ECM label, and J certainly felt honoured to be asked to work for such an honoured jazz institution. The remix was done along with the Eva Katzenamier aka 'The Kat', and is described as "one of the jazzier tracks on the album".

DJ Krust - Re-Arrange
A titanic crossing of approaches, with Krust - the original abstract breakbeat terrorist - being taken somewhere else altogether: "I completely mashed this one, turning into the almost lost track from 'Motion'!" Gilles Peterson was one of the very first champions of Swinscoe's music and finally felt he had the right track for the Cinematic style when this one came along. It didn't make the single due to TCO's musicians taking a little too long on the form-filling, but Talkin' Loud have issued it on one of their 10th Anniversary compilations. Huge.


released November 13, 2000



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The Cinematic Orchestra were formed by Jason Swinscoe in 1999 and have become one of the most respected British acts of the last 17 years. Possessed of an emotional gravitas that transcends genre, they have sold out the Royal Albert Hall (twice) as well as the Sydney Opera House, and played countless international festivals the world over. ... more


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