To accompany the film adaptation of his own screenplay for the outback Western THE PROPOSITION, revered Australian singer/songwriter Nick Cave enlisted his occasional Bad Seeds bandmate, Warren Ellis, to create the moody score. Given the movie's dark, gritty tone, these compositions are appropriately haunting and elegiac, with Ellis's plaintive violin lines meshing hypnotically with Cave's spare piano work and occasional vocal contributions. A darkly beautiful album that will appeal to Nick Cave fans as well as fans of Ellis's other group, the Dirty Three, this evocative soundtrack makes for a fascinating example of musical storytelling.
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