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Brooklyn avant-punks CINEMA CINEMA return with their sixth full length, CCXMDII. The band doubles down on their recent leap into free-jazz territory, submerging themselves in improvised chaos and experimental ambience. Once again joined by woodwind specialist Matt Darriau (The Klezmatics), this collection serves as companion and conclusion to 2019’s CCXMD.
"a jazz-infused flexuous delight […] like Attila Csihar got into devilish mischief inserting hidden messages into back alley Sergei Prokofiev compositions instead of smoking a doob and listening for Satan’s commands in the bridge of “Stairway To Heaven” like normal rockers." - Metal Riot
"This album will melt your brain, baby! […] CCXMDII is the freakiest one yet. Hell, it opens with an 18-minute abstract sound warp. The band gets far out here, and drift into free-jazz, ambient soundscapes, acoustic wisps, and even a little bit of extreme industrial. The even brought in hornsman Matt Darriau of The Klezmatics for an improv-track. They are swinging for the fences on this monster." - PunkNews.org
"...the band's interest and ability to expand their sound beyond their early recordings shows itself by fusing experimental additions of free jazz. One can't help but notice hearing more of a Miles Davis, John Coltrane influence than that of, say Killing Joke […] these songs challenge the listener and keep you involved and engrossed in a time of shrinking attention spans. That says a lot." - James Damion / Jersey Beat
"On their sixth full-length release, Brooklyn’s wild art-jazz punks CINEMA CINEMA have delved even deeper into a vast ocean of sonic experimentation and ambient washes of modulation and echo, surfacing triumphantly with razor-sharp tight grooves. […] CCXMDII is the kind of album that’s best enjoyed as one whole, coherent piece of music and wouldn’t sound out of place as the cinematic score to an art-house fever dream." - Nexus Newspaper
"...punk-jazz, post-rock and abstract adventure that further cements CINEMA CINEMA as one of the most exciting bands that exists today." - Take Effect