It's not worth buying this album for, however, since the rest of it's made up of frustratingly minimalist snatches of music,

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Tindersticks : Trouble Every Day OST

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Tindersticks : Trouble Every Day OST

‘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

completely unsatiated.

Christian Ward