The Proposition - Original Soundtrack
A powerful western drama set in the savage eden of 1880s Australia; The Proposition is an elemental story of family conflict and primal violence, destructive love and divided loyalties. featuring an international superstar cast including Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson and Danny Huston, it is directed by John Hillcoat from a specially commissioned script by the globally acclaimed singer-songwriter Nick Cave. Cave has also composed the film's soundtrack in conjunction with Warren Ellis, his longtime Bad Seeds collaborator and multi-instrumentalist frontman of the Dirty Three. Incorporating soft chamber pieces, ghostly moodscapes and whispered laments, these 16 tracks are as starkly beautiful as the landscape of the film. The soundtrack is punctuated by recurring motifs, fragments of church hymns and abstract avant-folk drones. The softly swelling title theme lends a melancholy signature refrain while The Rider is a haunting ballad. There is a smattering of more substantial songs on the album that will please fans of the Bad Seeds and Dirty Three. A musical journey from revenge to redemption, The Proposition is a richly textured new chapter in Cave's already illustrious body of work.
LP - Gold Vinyl - Limited to 750 Copies.