Brooklyn-based experimental duo Cinema Cinema have released new track and video “Walk Into the Ocean,” part of their collaboration with percussionist Thor Harris (Swans, Xiu Xiu, Shearwater) from their forthcoming seventh album Mjölnir.
Recorded at BC Studio in Brooklyn, NY with Noise producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, John Zorn, Boredoms), the album will be released on July 14th, 2023 as a limited edition red 12” vinyl LP, digital download, and via streaming platforms by Nefarious Industries.
For the new album, the trio pursue “the strange beauty of chaotic sound,” captured inside BC’s cavernous recording space. Tracked just before the pandemic, Bisi spent time cultivating the sessions in the months that followed. This also marks the third time that Cinema Cinema and Martin have worked together (2014’s A Night at The Fights and 2017’s Man Bites Dog).
In 2019, the duo joined with Nefarious Industries to release their fifth album, CCXMD. They invited 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.
Following in 2021, they continued the experiment by delving into ambient and atmospheric territories, releasing CCXMDII. Culled from the sessions that yielded CCXMD, this collection of material was a companion to the 2019 release.