The Cinematic Orchestra presents In Motion #1 Image

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  • Summary: Grey Reverend, Dorian Concept, Tom Chant, and Austin Peralta contribute tracks to The Cinematic Orchestra's concept album of music inspired by avant-garde short films including: Peter Tscherkassky's Outer Space (2000) and Dream Work (2002), James Whitney's Lapis (1966), Mannus Franken's and Joris Ivens' Dutch documentary, Regen (1929), Standish Lawder's Necrology (1971), Rene Clair's Entr'acte (1924), and the documentary Manhatta (1921). Expand
  • Record Label: Ninja Tune
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Classical, Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Chamber Music, Modern Composition
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  1. Aug 2, 2012
    This isn't really a Cinematic Orchestra album--it's a compilation of pieces ("songs" would not be the right word) by Grey Reverend, Dorian Concept, and Tom Chant, and Austin Peralta, plus three tracks by The Cinematic Orchestra.
  2. Aug 2, 2012
    The seven songs on In Motion #1 were commissioned as alternate scores to seven short avant-garde films, and without those inspirations unspooling in front of the listener, there's a strange incompleteness to most of them.
  3. Aug 2, 2012
    Giving themselves no limit on the length of their compositions, in some cases it feels as if the music is as long as the film it is scoring.
  4. Aug 2, 2012
    While not all of the stuff here works, it still remains that the Cinematic Orchestra can live up to their name with an affecting beauty.
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  1. Nov 13, 2013
    "Manhatta" from In Motion 1 is a masterpiece. There is no other way to say it, and the rest of the songs on the record do not matter but are still strong. I urge you to grab your headphones and go to a dark room with candles and enjoy. Someone needs to make a film about Robert Frost and include this music. Spectacular.It puts you in a certain deep and untouchable place. Thanks Expand