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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Australian Carnage - Live At The Sydney Opera House

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Blonde (Soundtrack From The Netflix Film)

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Sumptuous, yet sinister, the score that this legendary pair has cooked up is an engrossing work of synth drones & distraught vocals without words.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

La Panthere Des Neiges (Original Soundtrack)

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one of Ellis and Cave’s most heartfelt and haunting film projects.
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lawless (2021 reissue)

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lawless 2012 crime drama film by director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) about a gang of bootleggers in Virginia during the Great Depression.
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Wind River (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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  2. Old Time
  3. Carnage
  4. White Elephant
  5. Albuquerque
  6. Lavender Fields
  7. Shattered Ground
  8. Balcony Man

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis


Goliath Records
  • limited LP + 24 PAGE BOOKLET

    Released: 18th Jun 2021


    Released: 18th Jun 2021


In the hands of these 2 gods of sombre sonics, ‘Carnage’ sounds not only disturbingly comforting, it sounds positively alluring.

The ultimate convergence of recent Bad Seeds albums with Nick and Warren’s soundtrack work, the electronic experimentation is pushed even further into the beyond. Its scope is sweeping, ranging from the gruesome to the majestic and always, there’s a hum of irresistible emotional energy that drags us deeper into this ever-shifting masterpiece of brooding sublimity.

Cultivated from the barren landscape of lockdown, this is the pair’s first ever studio album made solely as a duo without a film to accompany and it’s a magnificent testament to their abilities as poets, soundscape artists and heart-stirrers. Warren’s mastery in creating evocative textures, dense with atmosphere, perfectly complements the heavy melancholy of Cave’s overpowering vocals and lyrical themes, and this distilled version of the two hones their chemistry to a razor’s edge.

This is a record of broad reflection, observing what remains after the carnage has done its wicked business. Cave’s typically stomach-churning words speak of a love or a beauty that can no longer be experienced or recaptured, whilst Warren’s synth arrangements sensitively interpret this anguish with a dark and ethereal radiance. This is a mood that intensifies as the album progresses, beginning with a grittier, techno blues murk before gradually drawing deeper into grander, otherworldly drones as the world falls away into oblivion.

Despite its minimal personnel, the depth of this record is magnificent, both in Ellis’ intricate musical layering as well as in Cave’s cohesive album-writing, where songs refer back and forth to each other throughout, framing themselves as features within a grander picture.

MATT: Sitting in bed, doing a Big Cry listening to this album in February, feeling like the world had all but ended, I would never have imagined the chain of events that led me to sitting in the Brighton Dome, with Nick Cave himself pointing directly at me, & saying “I know you!”. For me, ‘Carnage’ has been the soundtrack to the grief for days lost, & the essential hopefulness for the future that took me from those difficult days to a new life. A testament to the transformative power of music.