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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Australian Carnage - Live At The Sydney Opera House

    In 2022, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis returned to their native Australia for 16 shows, taking their acclaimed 2021 album ‘Carnage’ on the road, along with songs from the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds catalogue. Three performances at the Sydney Opera House on December 16th, 17th and 18th were the climactic shows of an emotional trip, captured for a luminous new live album, ‘Australian Carnage - Live At The Sydney Opera House’.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: Performers don't come much more experienced or capable than the songwriting powerhouse of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, and 'live At The Sydney Opera House' perfectly captures a striking string of live performances of their most seminal works, new and old. It's a must-have.

    TRACK LISTING

    SIDE A
    1. Bright Horses (Live At The Sydney Opera House)
    2. Carnage (Live At The Sydney Opera House)
    3. White Elephant (Live At The Sydney Opera House)
    4. Leviathan (Live At The Sydney Opera House)

    SIDE B
    1. Ghosteen (Live At The Sydney Opera House)
    2. Waiting For You (Live At The Sydney Opera House)
    3. Breathless (Live At The Sydney Opera House)
    4. Balcony Man (Live At The Sydney Opera House)

    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

    Blonde (Soundtrack From The Netflix Film)

      Blonde boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood's most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves. The film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams.

      Cave and Ellis reflect on the making of the score: “Working with Andrew Dominik is always a challenging, but ultimately mind-blowing experience. Creating the score for this terrifying and complex reimagining of the Marilyn Monroe story was no different and, as always, it was a complete privilege to work with him. The darkest of films with a gorgeous spiritual score.”


      TRACK LISTING

      Shard
      Gemini
      Abortion
      Glass Sliver
      Gemini Acoustic
      Goddess Of Love On A Subway Grating
      Strawberry
      Bright Horses (Instrumental)
      Peroxide
      I Love Love Love You All
      Wig
      Nembutal
      Pearly

      Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

      La Panthère Des Neiges - Original Soundtrack

        Originally available as a digital-only release, Invada Records and Lakeshore Records present the original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis to the film La Panthère Des Neiges (AKA The Velvet Queen).

        The soundtrack is one of Ellis and Cave’s most heartfelt and haunting film projects. 

        High up on the Tibetan plateau. Amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Vincent Munier, one of the world’s most renowned wildlife photographers takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson (In the Forest of Siberia) with him on his latest mission. For several weeks, they’ll explore these valleys searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.

        Ellis explains how Cave and himself came to be involved : “There is something about the heart of this film that draws you in. I realised after a day, that I wanted to do whatever it took to compose an entire original score. The film deserved to have its own musical voice. I booked five days and asked Nick if he could come in for a day to write a theme song and play some piano. He saw the film and stayed for four days. In the end we made what I think is one of the most beautiful films we have ever worked on. One of my favourite experiences ever working on a project. The stars are the animals in all their wild glory, as we have never seen them before, and man in reverence and wonder.”

        TRACK LISTING

        L'attaque Des Loups
        Les Cerfs
        Antilope
        La Bête
        Les Yaks
        Des Affûts Elliptiques
        Les Nomades
        La Grotte
        Les Princes
        La Neige Tombe
        Les Ours
        Un Être Vous Obsède
        L’apparition/We Are Not Alone

        Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

        Carnage

          Carnage is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown.

          Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo.

          Cave describes the album as "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe."

          "Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity," says Ellis, "the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days."

          Cave & Ellis' sonic and lyrical adventurism continues apace on Carnage, an album that emerged almost by accident out of the downtime created by the long, anxious, global emergency.

          Carnage is a record for these uncertain times - one shot through with moments of distilled beauty and that resonates with an almost defiant sense of hope.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Ellis and Cave go together like chips and gravy, there's no doubting that, but until now, they've not done a full album together that isn't a soundtrack. Now here we get the unmatched songwriting capability of both parties fully focused on an album in which they're allowed free reign and it's BEAUTIFUL. Cinematic in parts, but imbued with the melodic sensibilities that are generally missing from soundtrack work. A brilliant document of two of the greatest musicians in the business, and together, a force that simply can't be bettered.

          TRACK LISTING

          Hand Of God
          Old Time
          Carnage
          White Elephant
          Albuquerque
          Lavender Fields
          Shattered Ground
          Balcony Man

          Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

          The Road (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

            Originally released in January 2010, Mute / BMG are set to release an exclusive version of the acclaimed soundtrack ‘THE ROAD’ available on vinyl for the very first time.

            Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy (author of ‘No Country For Old Men’) ’The Road’ is an epic post-apocalyptic tale of survival of a father and his young son journeying across a barren America destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm, The Road boldly imagines a future in which men are pushed to the worst and the best that they are capable of….

            Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, of the internationally celebrated bands Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Grinderman, have created an evocative score featuring violin and piano with beautiful fleeting melodies and eerie sound loops filled with terror and suspense. Cave and Ellis have previously scored John Hillcoat's critically acclaimed 2005 Australian 'Western', The Proposition’ and Andrew Dominik’s 2007 savage tale of the true west ‘The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’, both reissued on Colour LP by Mute/BMG in the last year.


            Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

            The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (OST)

              BMG are set to release an exclusive version of the acclaimed soundtrack “THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD” available on vinyl for the very first time.

              Re-mastered and available on limited edition whiskey coloured vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.

              Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, of the internationally celebrated bands Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Grinderman, have composed, played and produced a compelling and intense soundtrack for director Andrew Dominik's savage tale of the true West. The new score captures perfectly the charismatic and unpredictable nature of its central protagonist. Like the film, Cave and Ellis' music cuts through the mythic figure of Jesse James to reveal the complex, contradictory man beneath. Daring and passionately delivered, Cave and Ellis' beautiful soundtrack retains its captivating power even without the benefit of Dominik's images 


              Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

              War Machine - Original Score

                ‘War Machine’ is a new Netflix film, directed by David Michôd and starring Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton among many others.

                Military snares set a sharp cadence beneath the score’s eerie synths and strings, instantly reminiscent of ‘Skeleton Tree’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and the beautiful ‘Hell Or High Water’ score.

                “Together we made a score that was both light and dark, propulsive and meditative at the same time. We developed a kind of ‘spiritual electronics’ that captured both the melancholy and the terrible absurdity of the Afghan war,” Cave and Ellis said in a press release. “It was a great pleasure to work with David Michôd, who is not only an extraordinary filmmaker but a musician too. Our favorite score!”

                TRACK LISTING

                Ah America
                Humble Man
                The Bubble
                The Civilian Executive
                In Liebe Dein (Roedelius)
                Badi Basim
                Kamee (Roedelius)
                The Moon Landing
                Our Noise
                Fabelwein (Roedelius)
                Jeanie
                NY Snow Globe (Rachel’s)
                Thousands Of Parades, All Over America
                Marjah
                Staunen Im Fjord (Roedelius)
                The Hand Of Helping
                Be Lovely
                A Page In The History Books
                War Machine

                Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

                The Proposition - Vinyl Reissue

                  A powerful western drama set in the savage Eden of 1880s Australia; "The Proposition" is an elemental story of family conflict and primal violence, destructive love and divided loyalties. Featuring an international superstar cast including Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson and Danny Huston, it is directed by John Hillcoat from a specially commissioned script by the globally acclaimed singer-songwriter Nick Cave. 'Because of Nick's narrative songwriting, the characters are so vivid,' says Hillcoat. 'I knew something really good would come out of it.' Cave has also composed the film's soundtrack in conjunction with Warren Ellis, his longtime Bad Seeds collaborator and multi-instrumentalist frontman of The Dirty Three. Incorporating soft chamber pieces, ghostly moodscapes and whispered laments, these 16 tracks are as starkly beautiful as the landscape of the film. Story and music are closely intertwined.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Happy Land
                  2. The Proposition #1
                  3. Road To Banyon
                  4. Down To The Valley
                  5. Moan Thing
                  6. The Rider #1
                  7. Martha’s Dream
                  8. Gun Thing
                  9. Queenie’s Suite
                  10. The Rider #2
                  11. The Proposition #2
                  12. Sad Violin Thing
                  13. The Rider #3
                  14. The Proposition #3
                  15. The Rider Song
                  16. Clean Hands, Dirty Hands

                  Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

                  Kings - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                    Kings is a 2018 crime drama film directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang). Set in 1992, it follows Millie (Halle Berry), a woman living in South Central Los Angeles who takes in at-risk youths to live in her home. When the infamous Rodney King riots grip the city, Millie and her cavalcade of adoptees are thrust into the mounting chaos sprouting all around them. In time, they are forced into unlikely alliances in order to stay alive

                    Scoring duties for Kings fall to Nick Cave & Warren Ellis of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds fame. In recent years, they have become a force to be reckoned with in the world of soundtracks, thanks to their impressive work on films like Hell or High Water, Wind River, and the National Geographic series Mars. Cave and Ellis, the later a repeat Ergüven collaborator, pull from their rich history in the music world to deliver an unexpected score that immediately transports the listener to a specific place in time – the hot, angry streets of Los Angeles in the summer of 1992.




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