Atlanta-based Cinema Novo finds their home blending progressive punk, latin rhythms, math rock, and psychedelic ambience to form an intricate sonic mutiny. The result is an engaging fusion of the wildly ranging influences of the members. Being significantly influenced by film, the band’s name is borrowed from the 1960s Brazilian film movement of the same name, which inspires the group to do more with less, create scenes using sound, and craft soundtracks to films that don’t exist.

"Cinema Novo knows how to reduce their fans’ brains to the grey goo of rock awe...Their sound is rampaging rock that prowls the vast borders of psychedelic ambiance poised to strike and claim another shredding distorted, echoing chord when it shows itself; but bides its time by rolling forward with a rock swagger that is as appealing as it is fierce."
Nanobot Rock

"You will notice rich musical textures overflowing everywhere – from guitar ambience, sizzling guitar pyrotechnics, driving drums, to pulsating piano and keyboard accents meshed with solos and impressive sonic touches. The sonic overdubbing is packed to the hilt, and is chopped full of exotic soundscapes that lunge at you from every direction."
The Muse's Muse

Cinema Novo represents a fresh new voice in modern punk and progressive rock and presents a strong message that’s aggressive, upbeat, and highly melodic...Each piece is real — and very defiant in nature.
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