The Road is a film of the brilliant book by Cormac McCarthy. It details a father and son’s struggle for survival following an ambiguous, devastating event. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have written and performed the score which captures this struggle and the bleak post-apocalyptic landscape perfectly. Available on vinyl for the first time.
Vinyl LP £20.49 4050538438116
140g grey smoke coloured vinyl LP on Mute / BMG. Comes in a gatefold sleeve.
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8/10 Jack 25th June 2015
Like the film itself, Cave's music is desolate and unforgiving, a bleak and dour musical depiction of a bleak and dour world. His score is mainly string based, with textures here and there for woodwinds, piano and, oddly, a tinkling celesta-type instrument that occasionally creeps into the mix, giving the score a child-like feeling. The majority of the score is thematically limited, and is instead content to present a series of ambient, almost droning orchestral textures, although there are one or two cues that stand out.
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