Release Date: Jun 5, 2007
Record label: Domino
The fourth album from Jason Swinscoe's shape-shifting instrumental outfit demands close attention. Despite Swinscoe's swelling supporting cast of singers and players, Ma Fleur is notable as much for what you don't hear as for what you do: a sense of space; an absence of clutter; an enrapturing hush. The opening track, To Build a Home, a grand, billowing piano ballad which could draw admiring sighs from Antony Hegarty or Chris Martin, is as immediate as it gets.
Review Summary: The Cinematic Orchestra finally takes its name to heart and diverges from their jazzy style.The arts in Paris extend beyond the paintings and other visual art displays in the Louvre. Film noir, theater, and even the culinary arts have a distinct place in Parisian culture. Many a renaissance man finds himself at home in Paris, and Jason Swinscoe is no different.