NYC experimental art-punk duo Cinema Cinema continue their partnership with Nefarious Industries for the upcoming August 20 release of their new album, CCXMDII.
New Noise are proud to premiere “Cloud 2” below:
Cinema Cinema were established in 2008 by Brooklyn-born cousins, vocalist/guitarist Ev Gold and drummer Paul Claro. The band now present their sixth full-length, CCXMDII, which serves as companion and conclusion to 2019’s CCXMD. Woodwind expert Matt Darriau returns, bringing along more tools from his repertoire as the trio submerge themselves in the strange beauty of chaotic sound, found together in the moment.
Touring extensively through the past decade, the duo has performed over four hundred fifty shows across eleven countries. Cinema Cinema have toured numerous times alongside SST Records founder Greg Ginn, including a fifty-plus-date 2014 North American tour opening for Black Flag. In addition, the band has half a dozen European tours to their credit, including a 2013 stint in support of Martin Bisi Band and a run of Summer festivals in 2016.
Cinema Cinema appear in and have contributed music to the critically acclaimed 2014 documentary Sound And Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio. The band was also included on BC35, a celebration of the 35th anniversary of BC Studio, alongside members of Swans, Sonic Youth and other studio alumni; released via Bronson Recordings in 2018.
In 2019, the duo joined with Nefarious Industries to release their fifth album, CCXMD. Taking a stylistic left turn from any previously recorded output, they found themselves delving into ambient and atmospheric free-jazz territories. Cinema Cinema invited reed aficionado Matt Darriau—best known for his work with Grammy award-winning world-music ensemble The Klezmatics—to join the group for the collaborative, entirely improvised affair. Darriau had been a guest on the band’s 2017 LP, Man Bites Dog, providing saxophone on a handful of tracks.
On the track’s release, Gold states:
“We took an entirely improvised approach in the studio for this album. Not much literal conversation at the start of recording, only speaking with our instruments during the first hour or two. During a break, we decided the remainder of the session should have some focused pieces.
Matt (Darriau) suggested that we try to play something weightless and buoyant. We felt our way through a series of jams in that fashion, ‘Cloud 2’ came about attempting to achieve that theme.”
Pre-order CCXMDII here.