NEW MUSIC: Warren Ellis – Purple Perilla

From Dirty Three to the Bad Seeds and now a parallel career as a composer with and without Nick Cave, Warren Ellis has certainly led a fascinating creative life. He’s just released a new project with Marianne Faithfull and in another first he’s composed the soundtrack to a book – a recently released collection of short stories by Chinese writer Can Xue. This piece initially … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Warren Ellis – Purple Perilla

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

Bad 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 … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Loin Des Hommes

ALBUM REVIEW: Dirty Three | Toward The Low Sun

written by Chris Familton Dirty Three are a band that sound like they are both falling apart and implicitly intertwined at the same time. Their music can reach peaks of ache and despair and create moments of such tenderness and emotional resonance that it is hard to think of any other group that possesses such abilities. They inhabit a netherworld between jazz, post rock, folk … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Dirty Three | Toward The Low Sun

ALBUM REVIEW: Grinderman – Grinderman 2

  Many treated the first Grinderman LP as a dalliance, a middle-aged testosterone-fuelled anomaly that Nick Cave and cohorts had to get out of their system between Bad Seeds albums. In the intervening years both Cave and Warren Ellis have continued to strenuously assert that it is an ongoing project that runs parallel to their day job rather than being treated as a lesser child. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Grinderman – Grinderman 2