Recommended by us on 21st April 2011.
*Tindersticks have had a long and fruitful relationship with French filmmaker Claire Denis dating back to the band's early years. The group's first soundtrack for Denis, Nenette Et Boni (1996), was also their third album, following two eponymous and now legendary Tindersticks full-lengths in the early 90s. Five more soundtracks have been created since, standing faithfully alongside Denis' own critically-acclaimed trajectory and marking one of the more fertile, consistent and resonant relationships between a director and a group of musicians in contemporary cinema.
*The set gathers all six of the Claire Denis soundtracks written and performed by Tindersticks or their members; Stuart A. Staples (for L'Intrus) and Dickon Hinchliffe (for Vendredi Soir) alongside four others credited to the full band. Four of the six soundtracks are previously unreleased all of the film scores recorded since 2002 are issued in this set for the first time, including the most recent for celebrated film White Material. Taken together, the soundtracks represent a subtle, beautiful body of work and an essential part of the Tindersticks oeuvre. Says band leader Stuart A. Staples:
*Approaching each film has always asked us to step into an unknown, stretch ourselves and do things that we did not think we were able. At the end we always feel changed in some way. This has fed into all our other music and is a contributing factor to why we are still struggling to catch our ideas after all these years...”
*CD and LP sets each come in a slipcase box made from deluxe uncoated black paperboard with a custom die-cut window and metallic cover print. Discs are housed in printed sleeves, each of which features an iconic image from the corresponding film that can interact with the window-cut box. The package also includes a perfect-bound booklet of colour film stills and an essay by renowned music writer Michael Hill.
-Features all six film scores by members of Tindersticks for acclaimed French director Claire Denis made over past 15 years
- Four of six soundtracks are previously unreleased, including White Material
- CD and 180g LP sets in custom boxes with front cover window die-cut and metallic print on deluxe black board; 180gLP box set limited to 600
- Includes a perfect-bound 64 pp booklet with essay by Michael Hill (also translated to French) and extensive colour plates of film stills
- Tindersticks to perform live score retrospective with Claire Denis film projections at SF Film Fest, Istanbul and London, in 2011
DISC 1: NENETTE ET BONI (1996)
14 TRACKS, 37:11
DISC 2: TROUBLE EVERY DAY (2001)
14 TRACKS, 41:11
DISC 3: VENDREDI SOIR (2002)
11 TRACKS, 23:40
10 TRACKS, 22:58
DISC 4: 35 RHUMS (2008)
14 TRACKS, 25:40
DISC 5: WHITE MATERIAL (2009)
14 TRACKS, 37:57
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