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Cinerama - Lollobrigida

  by Benjamin Howarth

published: 17 / 12 / 2001



Cinerama - Lollobrigida
Label: Scopitones
Format: CD

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Cinerama, featuring David Gedge who used to be in the Wedding Present, appear to have fitted nicely into the group of bands that, despite reasonable sales and regular slots on John Peel, don't seem to


Cinerama, featuring David Gedge who used to be in the Wedding Present, appear to have fitted nicely into the group of bands that, despite reasonable sales and regular slots on John Peel, don't seem to be able to find a place in the more mainstream rock press such as NME. But this does not mean that they do not make good records. While I would not say it is as good as their classic single,'Pacific', from last year, 'Lollabrigida', their new single and one of the tracks of their new album 'Disco Volante', is anopther strong record. One of the tracks' best features are David Gedge's vocals that are delivered incredibly gently and often break into a Jarvis Cocker style whisper. The song itself really comes alive, however, when Gedge is joined by female backing vocals from keyboardist Sally Murrell and it becomes a stunning pop song. The track builds up to this from a gentle, though reasonably uptempo, opening verse into a multi layered chorus built around drums and various keyboards. There is no misery or angst here! In many ways Cinerama remind me of Black Box Recorder (recent chart successes featuring Luke from the Auteurs), but they do not come across as being over clever or desperate to be a pop band. Cinerama do not lack emotion and they do not sound as if they are working to a formula. To conclude this is not utterly outstanding, but in a year when independent music has produced some fantastic records it still stands out. They are a very talented group who really do sound inventive and original. There is no need to compare this band to what David Gedge has done in the past.



Track Listing:-
1 Lollobrigida
2 See Thru
3 Sly Curl


Band Links:-
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCinerama


Label Links:-
http://www.scopitones.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/TheWeddingPresentOfficial
https://twitter.com/weddingpresent



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