It's not worth buying this album for, however, since the rest of it's made up of frustratingly minimalist snatches of music,
‘Trouble Every Day’ looks like it’s going to be a pretty sick movie. Vincent
Gallo and Béatrice Dalle star as a couple affected by a mysterious disease
that causes them to devour their lovers in a cannibalistic frenzy. Nice. And
not only that, they’re munching flesh to a score of miserable jazzy farts
and dripping-tap-in-a-dusty-garret orchestral laments.
There’s basically one proper song on this soundtrack, but it comes in two
forms, the truncated ‘Opening Titles’ theme and as ‘Trouble Every Day’
itself. In its latter incarnation, it’s a fantastic storm-brewing,
brass-stabbing, Nelson Riddle-goes-Tom-Waits, claustrophobic blues number.
It’s more reminiscent of ‘Curtains’-era ‘Sticks than the North London sombre
soul revue of their recent ‘Can Our Love…’ collection. So basically,
y’know, it’s another pretty great Tindersticks song that sounds quite a bit
like their other stuff.
It’s not worth buying this album for, however, since the rest of it’s made
up of frustratingly minimalist snatches of music, which no doubt make a lot
of sense when you’re watching a French lass tearing through arteries. But
without the images it’s a crushingly dull aural experience, even though some of it, like ‘Houses’ and ‘Killing Theme’, is beautifully arranged, all
swooning strings and insouciantly brushed drums.
Ironically for a soundtrack to a film about cannibalism, it leaves you