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Thu, 30 Mar 2006

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Soundtrack for The Proposition,
LP, Mute

You might have heard of the movie The Proposition which has been getting mentions in the arty press. It seems to be about bleak people in a bleak land doing bleak things, but don't take my word for it.

So, you'd expect -- well, I'm not sure what you'd expect but what you get in the beginning is cello, synth, and violin lines that run on like a hot dry day. That's sort of what I expected but there is art here, and a good deal of craft as well. This is the sort of thing that NC does very well, and has had a good deal of practise at, not to mention Warren Ellis, but I'm not sure what his exact input has been.

Atmospheric; a little stifling; lots of slow shadows. (Eguuneena)

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