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Studio album by Tuatara
Released 2002-04-23
Genre World music, Post-Rock, Jazz-Rock.
Label Fast Horse Recordings
Tuatara chronology
Trading with the Enemy
(1998)Trading with the Enemy1998
The Loading Program
(2003)The Loading Program2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Cinemathique is the third album by collaborative band Tuatara. The band expanded to eleven members on this album, and it was their first album for Barrett Martin's record label, Fast Horse Recordings.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Melting Sun" Peter Buck, Justin Harwood, Barrett Martin, Scott McCaughey 3:44
2. "Love Is A Calculated Risk" Buck, Harwood, Martin, Skerik 4:21
3. "Pimpin' for the Muse" Buck, Harwood, Martin, Skerik 3:57
4. "Tumbleweeds" Buck, Harwood, Martin 5:46
5. "A Thin Gray Pickpocket" Buck, Harwood, Martin, Skerik 2:56
6. "Action Thriller" Buck, Martin, McCaughey,nd Skerik 4:03
7. "Falling Pianos" Buck, Harwood, Martin, McCaughey, Skerik 5:27
8. "The Hangover" Craig Flory, Harwood, Chris Littlefield, Martin, McCaughey 2:49
9. "In the Passing Lane" Flory, Harwood, Martin 4:16
10. "Walking in A Dead Man's Shoes" Harwood, Martin, Skerik 4:28
11. "Farewell to the Hero" Buck, Flory, Martin, McCaughey 5:03


  • Peter Buck - guitar, bass guitar
  • Joe Cripps - percussion
  • Craig Flory - saxophones, flute
  • Barrett Martin - drum kit, vibraphone, marimba, keyboards, guitar, bass
  • Scott McCaughey - guitar, keyboards, harmonica
  • Elizabeth Pupo-Walker - congas, other percussion
  • Skerik - saxophone
  • Chris Littlefield - trumpet, fluglehorn
  • Eric Richards - accordion
  • Alex Veley - piano, organ
  • Justin Harwood - bass, keyboards


  1. ^ Chris, Nickson. Cinemathique at AllMusic