Ma Fleur

£ 21.99


The Cinematic Orchestra's classic 2007 album Ma Fleur. At the time the album was recognised for its bold departure from the group’s sonic traditions. In the years since, it’s been continuously celebrated, with tracks like ‘To Build A Home’ reaching huge audiences with over half a billion streams to date.

Dealing with themes of loss and love - and in itself representing a kind of absence - Ma Fleur is fertile ground for Swinscoe and long term collaborator Dominic Smith's brand of music-making, for while people rightly have talked about what they do in terms of jazz, the truth is that the basis of their music has always also 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 the band popular in the first place. If the mood is melancholy, The Cinematic Orchestra manage to make it an ultimately uplifting experience, perhaps in the end more about the love you find than the love you lose…

To Build A Home
Familiar Ground
That Home
Child Song
Music Box
Ma Fleur
As The Stars Fall
Into You
Time & Space
Talking About Freedom
Format: 2xLP+
Label: Ninja Tune
Catalogue numbers: ZEN122HC

Phonographic Copyright (p)-Ninja Tune
Copyright (c)-Ninja Tune
Manufactured By-Impress (2)
Published By-Just Isn't Music
Published By-Editorial Avenue
Published By-Intrigue Music (2)
Recorded At-Fortress Studios
Recorded At-The Dairy Studios
Engineered At-Chung King Studios
Mixed At-Chung King Studios

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Matrix / Runout-ZEN 122H A2 MPO 21217472
Matrix / Runout-ZEN 122H B MPO 21212425
Matrix / Runout-ZEN 122H C MPO 21210565
Matrix / Runout-ZEN 122H D MPO 21210563
Label Code-LC-12885
Matrix / Runout-ZEN 122H A2 MPO 21217527
Matrix / Runout-ZEN 122H B MPO 21217740
Matrix / Runout-ZEN 122H C MPO 21217632
Matrix / Runout-ZEN 122H D MPO 21218015
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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