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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Carnage

Goliath Records



LP + 24 PAGE BOOKLET

Released: 18th Jun 2021

£23.99


DEBOSSED BOARD CD + 24 PAGE BOOKLET

Released: 18th Jun 2021

£12.99


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.

 

 

 

 

Carnage

Tracklist

  1. Hand of God 5’ 17”
  2. Old Time 5’ 16”
  3. Carnage 4’ 47”
  4. White Elephant 6’ 08”
  5. Albuquerque 3’ 57”
  6. Lavender Fields 4’ 34”
  7. Shattered Ground 5’ 35”
  8. Balcony Man 4’ 30”