9/10 Brian Staff review, 21 April 2011
It's a lovely thing we got here, the complete Claire Denis film scores by our fave mumblers. Except there's relatively little mumbling to be found throughout this collection. Another side to the 'Sticks is more evident, their love of cinema and the power of incidental music to heighten & enhance the impact of a scene. It's lovely to know cult director Denis shares our love for these fellers and thereby insists they write the scores, either solo or as a band for many of her recent & increasingly well received adventures in celluloid! Four of these are previously unreleased scores especially tailored for recent film festival hits like '35 Rhums' & 'White Material'. The music throughout these soundtracks spanning 15 years ranges from wistful pastoral folk with an enigmatic edge to the far reaching vistas of Cave/Ellis' style dramatic bleakness. Shoehorned impeccably are also lashings of their own brand of sleepy, drowsy grandiose melancholy & those beloved tentative shifts towards mariachi fervour. But all done with that cinematic grace they're treasured for! I'm seriously tempted by this set!
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- Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009 by Tindersticks
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