Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have composed the original score for the upcoming film Les Panthère Des Neiges. The soundtrack will be released digitally via Invada Records and Lakeshore Records on December 17. Check out the track ‘We Are Not Alone’, an edit not found on the album, below.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “High up on the Tibetan plateau. Amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Vincent Munier, one of the world’s most renowned wildlife photographers takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson (In the Forest of Siberia) with him on his latest mission. For several weeks, they’ll explore these valleys searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.”
Ellis commented in press materials for the film: “There is something about the heart of this film that draws you in. I realised 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. In the end we made what I think is one of the most beautiful films we have ever worked on. 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 film, by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier, is set for release in the US on December 22. No UK release date has yet been announced.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis released their album Carnage earlier this year.
Les Panthère Des Neiges (Originial Motion Picture Soundtrack) Cover Artwork:
Les Panthère Des Neiges (Originial Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tracklist:
1. L’attaque de Loups
2. Les Cerfs
4. La Bête
5. Les Yaks
6. Des Affûts Elliptiques
7. Les Nomades
8. La Grotte
9. Les Princes
10. La Neige Tombe
11. Les Ours
12. Un Être Vous Obsède
13. L’apparition: We Are Not Alone