Riding the wave of the release of their single ‘To Believe’, the Cinematic Orchestra’s Europe-wide tour comes near the end of a busy year for the Leftfoot family; Craig Charles and Joey Negro barely seem to have left the city and we have another sumptuously gargantuan name about to roll through. Noted as a band whose “emotional gravitas transcends genre”, you can expect to be moved in similar ways to Nils Frahm and Jon Hopkins at the night ahead of us.
Were it possible, the new single from frontman Jason Swinscoe, featuring LA singer and Pitchfork ‘one-to-watch’ Moses Sumney, brings a yet more ethereal sound to the group; a sound which raises you up above the hustle and bustle of mundanity. It is the perfect teaser for what promises to be one of the albums of the next year for audiophiles across the board.
Back in 2007, ‘Ma Fleur’ cemented why Cinematic Orchestra were sharing a roster with Bonobo and Amon Tobin, as well as Submotion Orchestra; another northern collective, who they now share a stage with on Wednesday night.
An evening of refined electronic jazz courtesy of two of the best groups in ambient electronic music in Birmingham, we are promised not one but two performances of orchestral proportions.