Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Set Release Date for The Road Soundtrack

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Set Release Date for <i>The Road</i> Soundtrack
The eternally dabbling Nick Cave probably can't even keep up with his busy schedule. In case you haven't been keeping a close eye on Cave recently, here's a little refresher: besides playing with the Bad Seeds and Grinderman, he's recently released a novel, considered turning it into a TV show, delayed erecting the nude statue of himself, and released a compilation of soundtrack work done with long-time writing partner Warren Ellis. All caught up?

Now, Cave and Ellis's soundtrack for the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road has been given a release date.

Courtesy of Mute, the record will be out physically on November 25 and digitally on January 12. According to the press release, it's an "evocative score featuring violin and piano with beautiful, fleeting melodies and eerie sound loops filled with terror and suspense. The threat of all-too-real cannibal gangs is heightened by disturbing loops and frenetic percussion. A small ensemble of wind instruments adds further scope."

And according to a statement from Cave, here's what we can expect: "The movie is about the loss of things, the absence of things, the lack of things. The lack of the wife/mother is present in every frame of the film. The delicate edifice of the film holds the ache of her absence, tenderly and by the tips of the fingers. The music was composed as a direct response to the film. A light, haunting, simple score with a sense of absence and loss at its heart."

As for the film itself, you can catch The Road in theatres come November 27.