Import exclusive soundtrack from the amazing London collective. Their second collaboration with French director Claire Denis (the first was in 1996 on 'Nenette et Boni'). The soundtrack was recorded in London last summer by the band with a host of other musicians.
Trouble Every Day marks the second time that Tindersticks have teamed up with edgy French film director Claire Denis to create a disquieting soundtrack for a controversial film starring Vincent Gallo. Recorded over 10 days in London, this rather starchy band of mournful troubadours has turned out an elegant yet unsettling collection of stark soundscapes and alien terrains. With their minimalist mix of anxious string arrangements and doleful horns, Tindersticks enhance the already agitated atmosphere of this film about a disturbed and wanton heroine whose promiscuous relations with a variety of men end up with her actually devouring them. Haunting melodies and abrupt sound collages that seem to start and stop without reason bring the disconcerting sense of suspense and dislocation to a slow simmer, causing the listener to cast baleful glances over their own shoulder. While largely an instrumental album, Stuart Staples's forlorn baritone conveys a sense of claustrophobic intelligence on the foreshortened "Opening Titles" and picks up the same disturbing thread 40 minutes later on the closing title track, "Trouble Every Day." But for anyone's money, even a little Staples is worth the price of admission. A gorgeous offering from one of the few risk-taking bands. --Jaan Uhelszki