Cinema Cinema is a full throttle but experimental rock duo formed in Brooklyn by cousins Ev Gold (vocals & guitars) and Paul Claro (drums) in 2008. Their second full length release is “MANIC CHILDREN & the SLOW AGGRESSION” recorded with legendary producer/engineer Don Zientara, renowned worldwide for his work with Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains, & Bikini Kill among others. MANIC CHILDREN & the SLOW AGGRESSION is being released JULY 10, 2012.
Throughout MANIC CHILDREN & the SLOW AGGRESSION shattered & heavily-treated guitars pound into focus by a primal assault of beats and shifted tempos. A vocal delivery, honest to its bloody, shredded core, forces the attention of listeners. Not a moment of pause prevails; but a feverish journey from one song structure to the next weaves incessantly throughout the performance.
The decision to do 100 shows in their 2nd year of the band’s existence would prove pivotal. Touring that extensively in support of their 2008 self-released debut LP, EXILE BABY, taught the band countless invaluable lessons. Functioning fully under the D.I.Y. umbrella helped to further instill a serious minded work ethic. EXILE BABY would go on to crack the CMJ Top 200.
By middle 2010, the duo had crafted almost a double album’s worth of new material and began honing it night in and out on the road, crossing two countries as well as 16 states. Their main concern was finding the right person/studio to work with. At the top of that list was the legendary Don Zientara/Inner Ear Studios, and after numerous shows in D.C., they connected.
The band headed to Zientara’s Arlington, VA-based studio at the end of
2010 with big ideas. The initial concept was to record two separate bodies of work, or “acts” of six interwoven songs apiece. In keeping with their tradition of recording at least one track per album totally improvised in the studio, they created an “intermission” to divide the album into parts, “Shiner no.3.” The sessions yielded close to 80 minutes of music and the duo released three songs worth as the SHOOT THE FREAK EP in 2011, as an introduction to the frantic, mind-bending music they’d created. They coupled this release with their customary relentless touring, which included opening for Greg Ginn on three separate runs through the Southwest late that same year, having first toured with him on the East Coast mid 2010. Summer 2012 tour dates with Greg are being planned and they also recorded with Ginn on bass done early in 2012 at SST in Texas.