When Kenn asked if anyone was interested in
reviewing a couple of soundtrack-like releases, I thought it might be nice to
hear what that was all about. Honestly, when the two CD's arrived and I looked
at this one, 'Cinematic' by Polish quartet Lebowski, I said to myself 'oh, no,
this look really, really dull!' The cover looks like something by an alternative
British crap band from the nineties my wife has somewhere in our basement.
But, lo and behold!, what was revealed to my slightly hesitant ears was a true
relief! Rather than the semi-rock album I had anticipated, 'Cinematic' turned
out to be an ocean of sound. It's rock and jazz and ambience and prog in one
brilliant conglomerate. Although relaxing, it never gets boring because it's
diverse and surprising without big bangs. It's instrumental too, apart from the
aetheric voice of Kasia DzÝubak on 137 Sec. and Old British Spy Movie and the
samples from films that have been used here and there.
Is it a sign of oncoming old age that I like this? Trust me, I'm a bit baffled
too, but nevertheless; I love this album and just know that it'll be one that I
will pick from the collection from time to time. If nothing else, then when I
need to sit back, close my eyes and swim away to a place that is just filled
with good sounds. Amazing.