THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA / VARIOUS - LateNightTales: "
THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA / VARIOUS
JAZZ / RELATED
After discs from Arctic Monkeys and Snow Patrol, this strong Late Night Tales selection from The Cinematic Orchestra marks 'a return to a more typical Late Night compiler', as the label themselves would have it. Sure enough this is a deftly curated sequence featuring classics both old and new from the likes of Nick Drake, Steve Reich, Burt Bacharach, Shuggie Otis, Sebastien Tellier, Burial, Thom Yorke and Bjork (whose still-amazing 'Joga' serves as a reminder of just how incredible she is at the top of her game), to name but a few. The Cinematic Orchestra themselves make an assured contribution with their 'Talking About Freedom' - an exclusive cover of the Fontella Bass classic - and as is traditional the album closes with a reading: this time it's the third part of 'The Happy Detective', both written and read by Will Self."