The Cinematic Underground

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The Cinematic Underground are an alternative rock group, with members from the UK and the U.S. (Colorado). Their debut album, Annasthesia, is a "concept narrative" about risk and escape which follows two main characters through two days in an unnamed city. Fronted by Nathan Johnson, the group is more of an artistic collective than a band, with revolving members of family and friends from both sides of the Atlantic. In 2004 various members contributed to the junk-yard score Brick for the award-winning film of the same name. In 2009 various members contributed to the score for the film "The Brothers Bloom." In the autumn of 2005, the group relocated to Boston, Massachusetts in order to mount a year-long live touring production of the Annasthesia show. The show mixes projected images from Zachary Johnson's Annasthesia graphic novella with film, samples and a live concert.

One of their tracks from Brick, Kara's Theme (The Drama Vamp), is used regularly in the radio program This American Life.


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