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Man With a Movie Camera


Download links and information about Man With a Movie Camera by Cinematic Orchestra. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack, Bop genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:01:55 minutes.

Artist: Cinematic Orchestra
Release date: 2003
Genre: Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack, Bop
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:01:55
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No. Title Length
1. The Projectionist 0:06
2. Melody 0:20
3. Dawn 4:00
4. The Awakening of a Woman (Burnout) 10:20
5. Reel Life (Evolution II) 6:57
6. Postlude 1:45
7. Evolution (Versao Portuense) 5:47
8. Man With the Movie Camera 9:09
9. Voyage 0:22
10. Odessa 2:05
11. Theme De Yoyo 2:20
12. The Magician 2:26
13. Theme Reprise 2:53
14. Yoyo Waltz 1:17
15. Drunken Tune 4:50
16. The Animated Tripod 1:12
17. All Things 6:06



It was just a matter of time before the Cinematic Orchestra received a commission for a film score, but this 2003 release actually dates from 1999. The genesis of Man With a Movie Camera lies in the selection committee of a Portuguese film festival, which asked Cinematic Orchestra to score their re-airing of Dziga Vertov's 1929 film of the same name, a silent Soviet documentary focused on a day in the life of an average worker. Performed live by the orchestra, Man With a Movie Camera doesn't allow J Swinscoe to indulge in his usual post-production magic, but it is a surprisingly adept score, with occasional bursts of on-the-one jazz-funk wailing to break it up. (Pity the poor comrade who's soundtracked 70 years later with a hyper-speed Pretty Purdie-type drum solo and some old-school-rap samples in the background.) Scattered moments of brilliance abound, and at one point, someone on sax comes up with a brilliant foghorn recreation. The cinematic material lies in '70s astral jazz, with evocative, tremulous work from soprano sax and violin. Just two caveats: several of these performances were later echoed in tracks appearing on the Cinematic Orchestra's 2002 release Every Day, and some passages have a baffling, you-had-to-be-there quality. Apparently it was a hit at the festival, though only the DVD release of Man With a Movie Camera has the film itself, along with a Cinematic Orchestra performance live in the studio, plus a Channel 4 documentary on the making of the record.