Tindersticks unveil soundtracks boxset

Constellation are thrilled to be releasing a very special box set compiling all of the soundtracks that members of Tindersticks have created for the films of French director Claire Denis over the past 15 years. This is a celebration of the band’s unique artistic collaboration with the renowned French film director Claire Denis. From her award-winning Nenette et Boni (1996) to her recently acclaimed White Material (2009), also including the beautifully observed 35 Shots of Rum (2008), the infamous Trouble Every Day (2001) and two solo soundtracks: Stuart Staples’ solo score for Denis' lyrical and impressionistic The Intruder (2004) and Dickon Hinchliffe’s score for the sensual Vendredi Soir (2002).

Available for the first time together on CD, LP and download, the set will be housed in a custom window-cut slipcase made from deluxe black uncoated 18pt card stock with foil embossing, sleeve cover images will shine through the window cut when inserted in the package. Also included is a 48pp perfect-bound booklet with extensive colour plates of film stills and an essay (in English and in French translation) by renowned music writer Michael Hill (who has also contributed liner notes for collections by Lou Reed, Sam Cooke, The Replacements and others).

Full list of soundtracks and running times: WHITE MATERIAL (2009) 16 TRACKS, 37:57, 35 RHUMS (2008) 12 TRACKS, 25:40, L’INTRUS (2004) - by Stuart A. Staples 10 TRACKS, 22:58, VENDREDI SOIR (2002) – by Dickon Hinchliffe 12 TRACKS, 23:40, TROUBLE EVERY DAY (2001) 14 TRACKS, 41:11, NENETTE ET BONI

DETAILS OF THE TWO SPECIAL LONDON EVENTS

To accompany the release, the band will be performing a series of ambitious concerts in cinematic settings, bringing together the music with the evocative images that inspired it. The first of these to be announced is at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 26th April in conjunction with the British Film Institute, with a special screening of Nenette et Boni at the BFI Southbank on the 27th April, with an on-stage Q&A with Claire Denis and Stuart Staples, discussing their work together and artistic affinity.

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