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Ma Fleur

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Ma Fleur (my flower, in French) is the fourth full-length release and third proper studio album by The Cinematic Orchestra, originally released in 2007 on Ninja Tune Records.

Dealing with themes of loss and love - and in itself representing a kind of absence - "Ma Fleur" is fertile ground for Jason Swinscoe's brand of music-making, for while people have talked about what he does in terms of jazz, the truth is that the basis of his music has always 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 Cinematic Orchestra popular in the first place. If the mood is melancholy, Swinscoe and the musicians he works with manage to make it an ultimately uplifting experience, perhaps in the end more about the love you find than the love you lose… - Cinematic Orchestra Bandcamp

“In Ma Fleur, chief Cinematic Jason Swinscoe quelled inspiration from Paris and its Film Noir history, as well as its laid-back, electro-tinged café culture. While Ma Fleur is no better than The Cinematic Orchestra’s previous scores, it is equally gorgeous in how it responds to and ekes out intellectual quagmires of song. Other than a few sparse moments that flicker in and out of the soundscape to further the plot, Ma Fleur is a restrained affair, one built on suspense, not release. Rarely does the melody climax; it reveals very little, offering up only questions in black and white to ponder and figure out independently.” – Drowned in Sound

Item description:


The Cinematic Orchestra


Ma Fleur


Ninja Tune


2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, 180gm version



Release Date:

This reissue: 2013 | Original - 2007


Electronica, Jazz, Classical, Folk, World


Soul-Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Future Jazz, Acoustic, Folk

Catalog No:

ZEN 122