Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have shared their soundtrack for the forthcoming French nature documentary, La Panthère Des Neiges, out now via Invada.
Today’s release follows Cave and Ellis’ most recent collaborative album, Carnage. Before that record, Cave and Ellis were working on scores together since 2005. Now, we’ve gotten a soundtrack for Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier’s La Panthère Des Neiges. In the film, the pair hunt for the endangered snow leopard in Tibet.
“There is something about the heart of this film that draws you in,” Ellis explains. “I realized after a day, that I wanted to do whatever it took to compose an entire original score. The film deserved to have its own musical voice. I booked five days and asked Nick if he could come in for a day to write a theme song and play some piano. He saw the film and stayed for four days.”
Listen to the soundtrack and watch the trailer for La Panthère Des Neiges below.
“In the end we made what I think is one of the most beautiful films we have ever worked on,” Ellis continues. “One of my favourite experiences ever working on a project. The stars are the animals in all their wild glory, as we have never seen them before, and man in reverence and wonder.”
The forthcoming film is out on December 22nd.