Claire Denis Film Scores: 1996-2009

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
French director Claire Denis began her decade-long working relationship with the British band Tindersticks in 1995. She initially approached vocalist/songwriter Stuart Staples about using the song "My Sister," from their second album in Nénette et Boni; Staples suggested Tindersticks write something original for her project. While an instrumental version of "My Sister" -- with a different arrangement -- appears in the film, as does the original version of "Tiny Tears," the group did indeed compose a beautiful, chamber jazz-tinged score for Denis, beginning a relationship that has resulted in soundtracks for six films thus far. Tindersticks released the soundtracks to Nénette...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
French director Claire Denis began her decade-long working relationship with the British band Tindersticks in 1995. She initially approached vocalist/songwriter Stuart Staples about using the song "My Sister," from their second album in Nénette et Boni; Staples suggested Tindersticks write something original for her project. While an instrumental version of "My Sister" -- with a different arrangement -- appears in the film, as does the original version of "Tiny Tears," the group did indeed compose a beautiful, chamber jazz-tinged score for Denis, beginning a relationship that has resulted in soundtracks for six films thus far. Tindersticks released the soundtracks to Nénette et Boni and Trouble Every Day as albums on their own. Those two projects and the other four scores are included in this handsome five-disc box issued by Constellation. The other scores represented are Vendredi Soir ("Friday Night," 2002) by Dickon Hinchliffe (who has since left the group for a successful career scoring films), L'Intrus ("The Intruder," 2004) composed entirely by Staples, 35 Rhums ("35 Shots of Rum," 2008), and White Material (2009). Listening to the various discs, one gets an idea of just how the band itself has shifted in scope and form and responded to Denis' scripts and rushes with increased confidence that is now almost instinctual. The music -- especially in the longer scores for the latter two films -- offers its own narratives and stand alone. There is a willingness to take more chances with instrumentation, texture, tonality, and dynamic. The oddest disc on the bunch -- and one of the most satisfying -- is the split between L'Intrus and Vendredi Soir. The former is a harsher, percussive more abstract series of musical cues that employ feedback and noise along with a decidedly angular -- if not dissonant -- architecture in contrast to the latter's sparser, more pastoral cues filled with chamber strings and piano. It's somewhat jarring between the end of one and the beginning of the other (they are placed in reverse order), but deeply satisfying nonetheless. The score for 35 Rhums is the most uncharacteristic in the bunch, but it also may be the most seamless piece of music here. The two previously issued soundtracks have been remastered, to boot. Tindersticks' fans will simply have to own this package as it offers an equal but different dimension of their pop persona. The matte black, hard paper slipcase contains five silk-screened sleeves with stills from the films that correspond to each CD. There is a 52-page booklet with stills, color photographs and an authoritative essay by Michael Hill. The vinyl edition is more limited but even more handsome.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2011
  • Label: Constellation
  • UPC: 666561007720
  • Catalog Number: 10077
  • Sales rank: 253,068

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Opening (2:39)
  2. 2 Bus Vision 1 (3:15)
  3. 3 The Boxer (1:55)
  4. 4 White Material (1:48)
  5. 5 Children's Theme 1 (1:57)
  6. 6 Maria and the Boxer (1:16)
  7. 7 Workers (1:26)
  8. 8 Andre and the Old Man (1:12)
  9. 9 Yellow Dog (3:36)
  10. 10 Maria and the Old Man (1:53)
  11. 11 Maria and the Sheriff (1:56)
  12. 12 Andre's Death (2:19)
  13. 13 Children's Theme 2 (2:44)
  14. 14 Attack On the Pharmacy (3:02)
  15. 15 Bus Vision 2 (1:05)
  16. 16 Closing (5:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Opening (2:25)
  2. 2 Train Montage 1 (3:33)
  3. 3 Night Time Apartments (2:04)
  4. 4 Night Train (3:01)
  5. 5 Lionel Home Drunk (1:43)
  6. 6 Train Montage 2 (2:25)
  7. 7 Rene's Death (2:18)
  8. 8 Lubec (1:46)
  9. 9 Mechthilde (1:15)
  10. 10 Lanterns (1:00)
  11. 11 The Necklace (1:17)
  12. 12 Closing (2:45)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Opening - Stuart Staples (2:07)
  2. 2 Binoculars - Stuart Staples (1:30)
  3. 3 Running Dogs - Stuart Staples (1:29)
  4. 4 Night Drive - Stuart Staples (1:11)
  5. 5 Horse Dream - Stuart Staples (3:20)
  6. 6 Pusan Snow - Stuart Staples (2:51)
  7. 7 The Purple Sea - Stuart Staples (2:45)
  8. 8 Sleepless Night - Stuart Staples (1:51)
  9. 9 The Black Mountain - Stuart Staples (2:28)
  10. 10 Closing - Stuart Staples (3:31)
  11. 11 Nightfall - Dickon Hinchliffe (2:10)
  12. 12 Le Vestibule - Dickon Hinchliffe (1:43)
  13. 13 Le Rallye - Dickon Hinchliffe (3:54)
  14. 14 Falling Asleep - Dickon Hinchliffe (2:00)
  15. 15 Jean - Dickon Hinchliffe (0:33)
  16. 16 Street Fight - Dickon Hinchliffe (1:01)
  17. 17 Laure's Theme - Dickon Hinchliffe (1:48)
  18. 18 Hotel Love - Dickon Hinchliffe (2:34)
  19. 19 Footsteps - Dickon Hinchliffe (1:44)
  20. 20 La Voiture - Dickon Hinchliffe (1:50)
  21. 21 Chambre 26 - Dickon Hinchliffe (0:55)
  22. 22 Sunrise - Dickon Hinchliffe (3:26)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Opening Titles (3:18)
  2. 2 Dream (1:27)
  3. 3 Houses (0:58)
  4. 4 Maid Theme (2:04)
  5. 5 Room 321 (4:04)
  6. 6 Computer (1:52)
  7. 7 Notre Dame (1:39)
  8. 8 Killing Theme (3:14)
  9. 9 Taxi To Coré (1:31)
  10. 10 Coré On Stairs, Love Theme (4:41)
  11. 11 Maid Theme (End) (2:06)
  12. 12 Closing Titles (5:50)
  13. 13 Killing Theme (2:48)
  14. 14 Trouble Every Day (5:39)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Ma Soeur (2:48)
  2. 2 La Passerelle (4:17)
  3. 3 Les Gateaux (1:00)
  4. 4 Camions (2:50)
  5. 5 Nénette Est Là (1:32)
  6. 6 Petites Chiennes (1:59)
  7. 7 Nosfératu (1:11)
  8. 8 Petites Gouttes D'eau (5:25)
  9. 9 Les Cannes À Pêche (2:49)
  10. 10 La Mort De Félix (1:31)
  11. 11 Nénette S'en Va (2:19)
  12. 12 Les Bébés (1:31)
  13. 13 Les Fleurs (1:06)
  14. 14 Rumba (6:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tindersticks Primary Artist
Ben Cruft Violin
Paul Kegg Cello
Kate MacKenzie Violin
Dave Pattman Bongos
Steve Sidwell Trumpet
Paul Spong Trumpet
Jonathan Strange Violin
Cathy Thompson Violin
Lucy Wilkins Violin, Conductor
Gavyn Wright Violin
Hannah Biss Viola
Heather Broadbent Violin
Maritza Bulcock Viola
Ann Louise Child Viola
Calina de la Mare Violin
Kate Fraser Viola
Zillah Hawley Violin
Suzanna Horne Violin
Tanja Housten Violin
Becky Leetch Violin
Caroline Luckhurst Violin
Suzannah Marsden Violin
Jeff Moore Violin
Julie Nicholau Violin
Clare Parkholm Cello
Samie Pullman Viola
Annabelle Simmons Cello
Andrew Skrimshire Cello
Louise Walters Violin
Amanda Westgarth Violin
Vaughan Armon Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Frank Schaefer Cello
Oliver Kraus Cello
Mark Colwill Bass
Howard Gott Violin
Dickon Hinchliffe Piano, Violin, Keyboards, Vocals
Neil Fraser Guitar, Glockenspiel, Electric Guitar
Andy Nice Cello
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Dan McKinna Bass, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, fender rhodes
Simon Fischer Violin
Stuart Staples Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Melodica
Christine Ott Ondes Martenot
Sarah Button Violin
Christopher Koh Violin
Anna Morris Violin
Fiona Hibbert Harp
Thomas Belhom Percussion, Drums
Melissa Phelps Cello
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Sarah Willson Cello
Christopher Tombling Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Brian Wright Violin
Alison Dods Violin
Peter Hanson Violin
Terry Edwards Trumpet, Saxophone
Neil Sidwell Trombone
Jackie Norrie Violin
Alistair Macaulay Drums
David Boulter Organ, Piano, Glockenspiel, Electric Guitar, Harmonium, Maracas, Melodica, Kalimba, Claves, fender rhodes, String Machine
Vic Evans Violin
Technical Credits
Tindersticks Composer
Philip Bagenal Engineer
Ian Caple Engineer
Michael Hill Liner Notes
Lucy Wilkins String Arrangements
Rosie Lindsell String Conductor
Dickon Hinchliffe Composer, String Arrangements
Simon Sheridan Engineer
Tom Jenkins Engineer
Stuart Staples Composer, Engineer
Harris Newman Audio Master
Antti Uusimaki Engineer
Steve Price Engineer
Alistair Macaulay Composer
David Boulter Composer
Tim Young Mastering
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