War Machine is not only one of Cave and Ellis’ finest scores but one of the best things the duo have ever created in all of their myriad of projects. – Simon Tucker, Louder Than War
Together with Invada Records, Lakeshore Records released Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ highly-anticipated score to “War Machine”, the absurdist drama which debuted on Netflix and is now streaming exclusively on the platform. Read the soundtrack review now at Louder Than War, in which Simon Tucker says their outstanding score is one of their best! Also check out tour dates for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in our previous post here.
“A stunning collection of ambient electronic music unlike anything they’ve recorded before.” – Patrick Phillips, Cut Print Film
“Earthly and emotive” – Austin Trunick, Under The Radar
“This is music for the soul” – Soundtrack Dreams
Lakeshore Records released Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ highly-anticipated score to “War Machine” on May 26, which also fell on the kickoff of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “The Skeleton Tree” North American tour! If you haven’t gone to see the duo perform live, check out their tour dates (below) for more information. Otherwise, you’ll just have to live vicariously through the band’s inspiring Instagram feed.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “The Skeleton Tree” North American Tour
05/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
05/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
05/29 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
05/31 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
06/01 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
06/03 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
06/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
06/07 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
06/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall
06/10 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
06/13 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
06/14 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
06/16 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
06/18 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
06/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
06/21 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
06/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
06/24 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre ^
06/26 – San Diego, CA @ Civic Theatre
06/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre ^
Charged with capturing the film’s satirical edge and its dramatic undertones, Cave & Ellis deliver a stunning collection of ambient electronic music unlike anything they’ve recorded before. – Patrick Phillips, Cut Print Film
On the heels of their recent 100% Album Excellence review, duo Nick Cave & Warren Ellis‘ stunning score to War Machine gets a comprehensive review by Patrick Phillips at Cut Print Film — read the full story here.
The absurdist war movie features an ensemble cast: Brad Pitt (Burn After Reading, Inglourious Basterds), Topher Grace (“That ’70s Show”, Ocean’s Twelve), Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel,Moonrise Kingdom), Emory Cohen (Criminal, Brooklyn), Anthony Michael Hall (Foxcatcher, The Breakfast Club), Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley (War, Inc., Walking With The Enemy) and more! Directed by The Rover and Animal Kingdom’s David Michôd, the production debuted last week on Netflix, and you can stream it now, here. Have you listened to the soundtrack yet?
I could listen to something like “War machine” forever… Cave and Ellis defined their work on “War machine” as “spiritual electronics” and I couldn’t think of a better name for what I’ve just experienced… This is music for the soul… This is my favorite score of 2017 so far and a journey I recommend to anyone. – Soundtrack Dreams
Lakeshore Records, together with Invada Records, have released War Machine (Music From The Netflix Original Film), featuring score by acclaimed composing duo, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis! Check out this wonderful review in which the album received the coveted 100% Album Excellence score; read the full review now at Soundtrack Dreams.
The theme, filled with looping atmospheric electronics, isn’t dissimilar from the music on The Skeleton Tree, the most recent Bad Seeds album–you almost expect to hear Cave start crooning halfway through. – Andy Cush, Spin Magazine
The film comes paired with a score by the always terrific duo Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. – Under The Radar
Lakeshore Records, together with Invada Records, are thrilled to release War Machine (Music From The Netflix Original Film), featuring score by acclaimed composing duo, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis! The Brad Pitt film is directed by David Michôd, also making its debut today on Netflix!
“It is always helpful to be pushed into different worlds that are unique and unknown,” said composers Cave and Ellis. “War Machine demanded a wholly different type of score than we had previously done. Together we made a score that was both light and dark, propulsive and meditative at the same time. We developed a kind of ‘spiritual electronics’ that captured both the melancholy and the terrible absurdity of the Afghan war. It was a great pleasure to work with David Michôd, who is not only an extraordinary filmmaker but a musician too. Our favorite score!”