The Cinematic Orchestra release three different remixes from legendary house producer and DJ Pepe Bradock taking on their track ‘Wait for Now’, taken from their recent album “To Believe”. Released today on Ninja Tune, these three reworks showcase Bradock’s versatility and skill as a producer. The Cinematic Orchestra are longtime fans of Bradock, whose seminal late 90’s releases such as ‘Burning’, ‘Angola’ & ‘Life’ were played in sets alongside their own tracks like ‘Channel 1 Suite’ and ‘Ode To The Big Sea’ at the time.
Off the back of an extensive “To Believe” album tour which included a three night residency at London’s iconic Roundhouse, TCO are also excited to announce that they will be headlining Brixton Academy for the first time on 22nd February 2020. Brixton has special resonance with both Jason and Dom, not only because of its status as a legendary venue but also because they both used to live in Brixton. Dom in fact worked at the venue when it was still an independent and saw hundreds of bands play there. With a hefty support line-up still to be announced the event will serve as a fitting celebration a year on from the release of “To Believe”. The band will also be debuting a show in collaboration with Strangeloop Studios, with more announcements still to be made about the night.
TCO recently released another remix package featuring a rework of ‘Wait For Now’ by Ghostly signed LA Harp innovator and collaborator Mary Lattimore (Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile/Jarvis Cocker) and a remix of the album track “To Believe” featuring Moses Sumney on vocals by New York based producer Anthony Naples, riding high from his acclaimed latest album Fog FM. Rounding off the package was the album version of lead single, ‘Wait For Now/Leave The World’ which features the vocals of soul singer Tawiah (who has worked with Mark Ronson, Wiley and Blood Orange) and the masterful keys work of Dorian Concept (Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune), adding extra texture to the track’s twinkling effervescence, and underscoring the far-flung connections which sit as the album’s foundation.
“To Believe” was released on 15th March 2019 on Ninja Tune to widespread acclaim, with The Observer lauding it as “a triumph” and “heartbreakingly brilliant” in their 5* review, it has received praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Independent, Q Magazine, GQ, Bandcamp and many more. The record debuted at #19 on the Official UK Album Chart and was #1 on the UK vinyl chart, with the band performing three mesmerising shows at London’s iconic Roundhouse as part of their UK & EU tour, inviting a host of guests across the three nights in support and most recently the BBC 6 Music Festival. They will be touring in North America this Autumn, bringing their spectacular, immersive live show there for the first time in over a decade. The extensive run includes shows at New York’s Brooklyn Steel and DC’s 9:30 Club, and will conclude with a very special performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on November 23rd. Photay, who has been supported by Gilles Peterson and released on Astro Nautico and PBDY, who is set to release his debut album on Brainfeeder, will be supporting on all dates. Patrick Watson, who famously collaborated with TCO on ‘To Build A Home’ will be a special guest in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
On “To Believe” they enlisted album contributions from collaborators old and new: Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Heidi Vogel, Grey Reverend, Dorian Concept and Tawiah. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson features on strings, Dennis Hamm on keys and photographer and visual artist Brian “B+” Cross collaborated with Swinscoe and Smith on the album’s concept. A call for self examination, a more critical approach to political interaction and a need for empathy felt more and more relevant as divisions widened globally. “To Believe” is a meditation on our consciousness in this moment, a question, not an answer, an album that bucks the trend of making 3 minute tracks and try to give an alternative, something increasingly rare. The record was mixed by multiple Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst in Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. The album artwork comes courtesy of The Designers Republic.
The Cinematic Orchestra have always defined category and convention. Neither an orchestra nor a band, not a pure jazz act but full of its influence, not electronic but originally rooted in a London based electronic scene. Musical trends come and go but TCO – now comprising of founder Jason Swinscoe and long-time collaborator Dominic Smith – have assuredly and defiantly stuck to their principles for over 20 years (their debut album, “Motion”, was released in September 1999). A refusal to compromise, to bend to classification, to follow convention.
1.The Cinematic Orchestra Wait for Now (feat. Tawiah) [Pepe Bradock’s Wobbly Mix]
2. Wait for Now (feat. Tawiah) [Pepe Bradock’s Dubious Mix]
3. Wait for Now (feat. Tawiah) [Pepe Bradock’s Just A Word To Say Mix]
27-Oct: White Oak Music Hall Houston – TX, US
28-Oct: Mohawk, Austin – TX, US
29-Oct: Canton Hall, Dallas – TX, US
30-Oct: Exit / In, Nashville – TN, US
31-Oct: The Loft, Atlanta – GA, US
01-Nov: Orange Peel, Asheville – NC, US
02-Nov: 9:30 Club, Washington – DC, US
03-Nov: Union Transfer, Philadelphia – PA, US
05-Nov: Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn – NY, US
07-Nov: Paradise, Boston – MA, US
08- Nov: Palais Montcalm, Quebec City – QC, CA
09-Nov: Corona Theatre, Montreal – QC, CA
10- Nov: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto – ON, CA
11-Nov: Russell Industrial, Detroit – MI, US
12-Nov: Thalia Hall, Chicago – IL, US
14-Nov: Englert Theatre, Iowa City – IA, US
15-Nov: Gothic Theatre, Denver – CO, US
16-Nov: Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City – UT, US
18-Nov: The Neptune, Seattle – WA, US
19-Nov: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – BC, US
20-Nov: Wonder Ballroom, Portland – OR, US
22-Nov: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco – CA, US
23-Nov: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles – CA, US
22-Feb 2020: o2 Brixton Academy, London, UK