Nick Cave and Warren Ellis: “White Lunar”

white lunar

White Lunar, a compilation of soundtrack compositions by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, comes accompanied by a brief, explanatory note from the artists, identifying the sources of the album’s material: Three feature films, including The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and John Hillcoat’s yet-to-be-released The Road, as well as a pair of documentaries from the UK and a selection of unused, archival pieces from the duo. What the brief liner notes don’t explain—and indeed, what is completely absent from the album’s packaging—is exactly how this material is arranged over these two discs: There aren’t even song titles listed, much less an indication of which tracks come from which films, and the casual listener would be forgiven for thinking that all of these compositions come from the same place – which, in a sense, they do.

Read the rest at Stereo Subversion.

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