Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
ellis’ mastery at creating evocative textures, dense with atmosphere, perfectly complement the heavy melancholy of cave’s overpowering vocals & lyrical themes, & this distilled version of these two deeply connected artists is one of the most significant musical events of 2021.
‘Carnage’ was recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown.
Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo.
Cave describes the album as "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe."
"Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity," says Ellis, "the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days."
Cave & Ellis' sonic and lyrical adventurism continues apace on Carnage, an album that emerged almost by accident out of the downtime created by the long, anxious, global emergency.
Carnage is a record for these uncertain times - one shot through with moments of distilled beauty and that resonates with an almost defiant sense of hope.
- Hand of God 5’ 17”
- Old Time 5’ 16”
- Carnage 4’ 47”
- White Elephant 6’ 08”
- Albuquerque 3’ 57”
- Lavender Fields 4’ 34”
- Shattered Ground 5’ 35”
- Balcony Man 4’ 30”