Friday, August 22, 2014

2001-02, Cinematik, Neal Smith

In 2001 and 2002 Neal Smith released two amazing CDs
from a new band called Cinematik that included Peter Catucci
and Robert Mitchell. Cinematik is a whole different direction
of Neal Smith and have to say both CDs are excellent.

2001 - Cinematik "Cinematik"
2002 - Cinematik "One Full Moon Away"

I would recommend it to all. Alice Cooper fans or not.
I think if you appreciate all types and styles of music and have an open mind
not saying if it's not sounding like "Love It To Death" or "Killer" then
it's not worth listening. Seriously what sounds like those albums anyway.
These 2 CDs shows off Neal's talent as a drummer.

In 2001 and 2002 I've purchased these CDs through Neal Smith website
and they are still available


2001 - Cinematik "Cinematik"

Debut CD from Cinematik which includes Neal Smith who collaborates with Peter Catucci 
and Robert Mitchell in this more different direction of sound. To me it's a sort of ambient 
and New Age style of music. Matter of fact this would be the type of album I think Neal would
 have put out as a solo artist for "Platinum God". It's just amazing the sounds from this album. 
I would say it's the most mature sounding recordings and artistically done. This has everything from 
African influence on "African Clay" to Native American on "Awake".

Some of my favorite tracks are "Nude Ellie", "1000 Miles Away", "Wandering Will", and "Sand Script".


Cover  


Back CD Cover


Inside CD Booklet


CD



Back of Jewel case




2002 - Cinematik "One Full Moon Away"

The second CD from Cinematik. All three are credited for the lyrics and music. Neal plays
 percussions, drums, as Peter Catucci & Robert Michell on vocals, guitars and other
 instruments. Some of the music reminds me of Peter Barden from his "Speed Of Light" album.
This whole album is wonderful to hear from start to finish. You have some vocals 
& instrumental tracks. "Incognito" reminds me of Wall Of Voodoo in the beginning. 
Some of my favorites are "Hour 28", "Unfrozen", "The Luck", "Hula Yew" 
and my top favorite "Murder In The Moon."


Cover
This CD cover Neal autograph and includes
a silver sticker on top left


Back CD Cover


Inside CD Booklet


CD


Back of Jewel case


Available at Neal Smith website




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