ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Loin Des Hommes

Rating7nick_cave_warren_ellis_loin_des_hommes_ostBad Seeds co-conspirators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have created a haunting score to the film Loin Des Hommes, a French film adaptation of Albert Camus’ short story The Guest by director David Olehoffen. Experienced in isolation, without the film to provide the creative scenery, the soundtrack works as a tension-filled, primarily instrumental collection of pieces that use piano, violin, droning tones and some electronica to form a feeling of both beauty and dread. The pair have been composing soundtracks for over a decade now and over that time they’ve developed a unique style of dark and drifting moods and experimental otherworldliness that continues here.

Chris Familton

this review was first published in The Music