When Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is released for home viewing and DVD, it will be accompanied by over a dozen, new and unreleased tracks from the Cobain himself.
The film’s director Brett Morgen told Billboard that the new material includes “audio montages that Kurt Cobain created” while working between projects. Along with the film’s official sound track, it even includes a sketch comedy skit written and voiced by Kurt Cobain.
Morgen describes the feel of the new material as “a lighter portrait of Kurt than one might expect. You really get a sense of how happy he was simply by creating himself. His lyrics are really playful, and, at times, you can feel his smile and warmth coming through.
With a wide array of material “from thrash to ragtime and everything in between,” says Morgen, “Most of it is in a space that will be familiar to Nirvana fans.” He explains.
Morgen compiled this album after hours of laboring through 107 cassette tapes, — with over 200 hours of recordings on them. Even though Universal Music will be ultimately deciding track listing and order, the album “is curated to feel as though one were sitting in Kurt’s living room watching him create over the course of an afternoon.”
“These are all just Kurt by himself with the guitar,” Morgen continues. “These aren’t multi-track, finished songs or work-ups, but they’re extraordinary, and I think they provide a tremendous insight into his [creative] process. I think they further our understanding of Kurt, both as a musician and as a man.”
Montage of Heck starts it’s theatre run this Friday, August 15th, and is set to come out on DVD along with the unnamed album on November 6th.