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Road (Ost) (2010)

Artist: Nick Cave
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Format: CD
Sku: 213446036
UPC: 724596943625
UPC 14: 00724596943625
Release Date: 1/12/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. The Road: Home ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
2. The The Road: The Road ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
3. The Road: Storytime ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
4. The The Road: The Cannibals ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
5. The Road: Water And Ash ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
6. The The Road: The Mother ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
7. The The Road: The Real Thing ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
8. The Road: Memory ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
9. The The Road: The House ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
10. The The Road: The Far Road ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
11. The The Road: The Church ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
12. The The Road: The Journey ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
13. The The Road: The Cellar ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
14. The The Road: The Bath ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
15. The The Road: The Family ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
16. The The Road: The Beach ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
17. The The Road: The Boy ~ Nick Cave / Warren Ellis
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Gerard McCann; Jake Jackson.
Muze PNote Recording information: Air Studios, London.
Muze PNote Previous film scores by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have been filled with a sense of atmospheric desolation that assumes tension, foreboding, dread, and ultimately violence, and preface the notion of the story on the screen. That said, their score for John Hillcoat's The Road -- adapted from Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel of a father and son's journey across the barren landscape of what is left of America -- is a shift away from that technique. The 17 cues here are filled with very slight, spare, even skeletal pieces for violin and piano, with a few brief blazing moments of dissonant percussion-driven noise that point to the unfolding terror in the narrative. These are courtesy of an orchestral string section and added percussion, such as on the freakish "The Cannibals." These moments are few and far between, however. On "Memory," the orchestra leads the way, evoking something nearly pastoral, but burdened by so much sadness that it is actually an elegy. The longest piece here is "The Journey"; it contains traces of the film's musical theme, adorned with percussion and strings, and conjures some atmospheric dread and inherent disaster -- and recalls some of the pair's other work -- but even here it feels like a minor-key interlude with sonic effects designed to add tension and a mournful tinge. "The Cellar" is the most arrestingly dissonant piece with its aggression and dynamic explosiveness, but it's a brief cue of less than a minute and a half. Most of what's here is simply quiet and dignified, and serves the cinematic narrative as a bridge between father and son, who experience the many things they encounter through different eyes. As music, however, without that visual context, it's so minimal that it feels like a series of pieces that never quite resolve. Ultimately, when heard apart from its cinematic counterpart, it is the least memorable of the scores Cave and Ellis have recorded together, but is a pleasant, if not riveting, listening experience. ~ Thom Jurek

Producer: Gerard McCann; Jake Jackson; Nick Cave; Warren Ellis

Engineer: Jake Jackson

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/12/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9436
Music Label Name Label : Mute
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724596943625

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Cave,Nick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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