A haunting atmosphere hangs over every piece, conjuring something alchemical that perhaps only the natural world can inspire, with Ellis and Cave clearly exploring tension – the conflicts present between the human and the natural world, and the watched and the watcher. – The Irish Times
Invada Records and Lakeshore Records have released La Panthère Des Neiges–Original Soundtrack featuring original music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis! The highly-anticipated release is now available on all major digital music services globally. View full soundtrack and film details below.
Previously, the labels also co-released Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ score to Wind River.
La Panthère Des Neiges (aka The Velvet Queen) by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier will be released in the U.S. on December 22.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
L’attaque de Loups
Des Affûts Elliptiques
La Neige Tombe
Un Être Vous Obsède
L’apparition: We Are Not Alone
High up on the Tibetan plateau. Amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Vincent Munier, one of the world’s most renowned wildlife photographers takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson (In the Forest of Siberia) with him on his latest mission. For several weeks, they’ll explore these valleys searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.
Ellis says in the press notes to the film: “There is something about the heart of this film that draws you in. I realised after a day, that I wanted to do whatever it took to compose an entire original score. The film deserved to have its own musical voice. I booked five days and asked Nick if he could come in for a day to write a theme song and play some piano. He saw the film and stayed for four days.
In the end we made what I think is one of the most beautiful films we have ever worked on. One of my favourite experiences ever working on a project. The stars are the animals in all their wild glory, as we have never seen them before, and man in reverence and wonder.”
La Panthère Des Neiges (aka The Velvet Queen) opens in US theaters December 22, 2021.