Before The Dark
"First LP from downtempo self confessed movie soundtrack buffs Cinema. Producers of Belle & Sebastian, The Delgados, Pastels etc. getting laid-back & philosophical on their days off. Cinema tell us: 'The album is not the dark epic that many foresaw. And neither is it intended as the 'soundtrack to an imaginary film' that some will suggest. However, the album was conceived as a whole and is no random collection of tracks -- all have been written specially for the album and each evokes its own particular feeling. Organic sounds and live instruments fuse with solid rhythm tracks, creating instrumentals that have both depth and immediate impact. The overall mood is optimistic, but with melancholy undertones in places'."