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May 2017




  

Cinema Cinema
Man Bites Dog
CD Review By: H.W.


Cinema Cinema the full-throttle, experimentally-inclined rock duo from Brooklyn releases their fourth full length album MAN BITES DOG on April 28 via Labelship (Vinyl/CD/Digital) in the UK/EU and Dullest Records (Cassette) in the USA. MAN BITES DOG finds the band once again working with producer Martin Bisi (Swans, Dresden Dolls, Sonic Youth, etc.) Writing began after the band returned from a 50+ date North American tour, opening for Black Flag in summer 2014. The band spent time road testing the brand new material over the course of two European tours and scattered US dates in 2015, before settling back in to Martin’s historic BC Studio (in Brooklyn, New York) by years end to start recording.

On the second night of the MAN BITES DOG sessions, there was a break in after hours at the studio (located in the old American Can Factory, built directly upon the Gowanus Canal in 1886) gear was stolen, including all of the band’s guitars. Recording continued with borrowed instruments and a new sense of purpose; the raw, primal, intense music created was profoundly influenced by the decision was made to bring guest Matt Darriau in to provide saxophone on a handful of the MAN BITES DOG compositions. Darriau is a reed specialist who’s spent time building a stellar reputation in New York’s downtown jazz scene. He’s a member of the Grammy Award winning ensemble The Klezmatics, Balkan rhythm quartet Paradox Trio, duo Disastro Totale (with Yuri Lemeshev of Gogol Bordello) as well the free-improv trio he and Cinema Cinema formed in 2013, known as CCMD. Cinema Cinema will look to couple this new release with their customary relentless touring in 2017 to bring MAN BITES DOG all over the world.











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