Published Jul 24, 2009Ever-busy renaissance man Nick Cave always has something new up his sleeve. Besides reissuing his Bad Seeds catalogue and preparing his second novel, Cave, along with violin-toting writing partner Warren Ellis, is deeply involved with soundtracking a number of films.
Their work has appeared in 2005's The Proposition (a film Cave also wrote), 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and the upcoming film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. A new double-CD set called White Lunar will compile selections from all of these projects, along with some lesser-known efforts the pair also wrote for.
Disc one of the set will focus on music from the three big movies, while the second disc features music from haunting documentaries The English Surgeon (2007) and The Girls of Phnom Penh (2009), as well as four rarities from the Cave and Ellis vaults.
Mute Records will release White Lunar on September 22.
As an aside, one person who probably won't be picking up the set is Chicago producer Steve Albini, who recently laid into Cave on the message board for his Electrical Audio studio, saying that "Nick Cave adopts the pan-continental U.S. accent, part mule-skinner, part Cajun, part Yukon... Like Dick Van Dyke's Cockney chimney sweep." Make of that what you will.