This week, we revisit Nick Cave and Warren Ellis‘ War Machine score! The Netflix original film first premiered on the platform in 2017, starring Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, and Emory Cohen. Film music critics and fans alike shared their universal adoration for the score upon its release on Lakeshore and Invada Records. See our previous announcement about the two vinyl variants here.
The soundtrack, from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, is quite possibly a classic – The Quietus
Find out why critics love Nick Cave and Warren Ellis‘ score to War Machine, in the latest review at The Quietus. Brendan Telford goes in depth with the album tracks, highlighting the composer duo’s talent for extraordinary compositions,
Together with Invada Records, Lakeshore Records released the soundtrack, which also includes four tracks by electronic/kraut-rock innovator Roedelius — is out now on all major digital outlets and on CD.
Their twelfth score and arguably their best. – Nick Roseblade, Drowned in Sound
Check out Drowned In Sound’s superb review of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis‘ score to War Machine, Netflix’s absurdist war drama starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swindon, and more! Together with Invada Records, Lakeshore Records released the soundtrack, which also includes four tracks by electronic/kraut-rock innovator Roedelius — read the review now at Drowned In Sound. You can also preview the critically-acclaimed score below.
“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?