Cineplexx is the brainchild of Sebastian Litmanovich - born 1973 in Argentina, musician-remixer-producer-visual artist that lives now in London. Growing up at a time when the sounds of punk clashed with the short-lived wave of disco and the singer-songwriter was contrasted by the album-centric epics of bands like Pink Floyd, Sebastian found himself somewhere in the middle. "The Velvet Underground were the first band that really blew my mind… and I've been a fan of ABBA ever since I was four," he admits.
For Sebastian, his life and career have been as varied and exciting as his musical influences, some of them are: Velvet Underground, BMX Bandits, Flaming Lips, The Ronnettes, Beach Boys, Melero, Cerati, Tanguito, all Tropicalia music, Joe Meek, The Pastels, The Vaselines, Teenage Fanclub, Magnetic Fields, Belle & Sebastian, Lemans and others...
In 1998, after a few bands, Cineplexx was born when Sebastian and his brother and frequent collaborator, Martin, bought themselves a four-track. In somewhat of an obsessive nature, Sebastian recorded a slew of material that ranged from electronic driven pop to full on instrumental landscapes of blips and beeps. His first release came through Caipirinha; an experimental electronic label based in NY.
Soon thereafter, Cineplexx began playing shows - in Argentina, USA, UK, Spain, Italy and Japan, appearing at the Lowlands Festival in Holland and the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, just to name a few. Soon after finishing his next release in 2002, he took off to Barcelona where he established his design studio, Tea Time and himself as a performing musician. He played around Europe and Asia both as Cineplexx and as part of the audio-visual duo, Cacahuetes Inc, performing at film festivals around the world. In 2006, longtime friend, Federico Aubele (ESL Records) invited Sebastian to join his band on a European Tour.
In 2007 Cineplexx began work on Picnic, enlisting the help of friends Duglas Stewart (BMX Bandits), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Jad Fair and Federico Aubele to flesh out the 13 song record. The press said "truly beautiful - with a throng of strings, wall-of-sound-like arrangements and Spanish language vocals, Cineplexx has delivered to our shores an instant classic."
In 2009 the cult label Cherry Red Records release Nuevahola, a thirteen track introduction to Cineplexx containing old, new & rare Cineplexx songs and reissue all the Cineplexx's previous albums.
His music works includes some collaborations with Jad Fair, Duglas Stewart (Bmx Bandits), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Stealing Sheeps (UK) Cathy Claret, Ally Kerr, Nigel Baillie (Camera Obscura), Stu Kidd (The Wellgreen), Lupe Nuñez-Fernandez (Amor de Días, Pipas), Federico Aubele, Natalia Clavier, Conveyors (USA), Listing Ships (UK), Sweet Tooth (UK), Onward Chariots (USA), Wechsel Garland (Germany), Olga, We Were Evergreen (France), Daniel Melero, Glaznost, Leumann, Wevie Stonder, Jaime sin Tierra, Giradioses, Jackson Souvenirs, Earzumba, Sami Abadi.
SEBASTIAN LITMANOVICH [CINEPLEXX] LONDON UK
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