Tindersticks: Ypres

Fri, Oct 17, 2014, 00:00




Lucky Dog Recordings


Never ones to overstate the obvious, Tindersticks latest piece of work is informed by such a sense of loss it’s almost overbearing. Commissioned in 2011 by the In Flanders Fields World War One museum in Ypres, to write music for its (then) forthcoming permanent exhibition commemorating the centenary of the first World War, Stuart Staples and Dan McKinna went about creating a series of soundscapes that wordlessly evoke the numbing sensation of grief. The result (Staples has outlined as evolving pieces of music that provides the “air” in the various museum spaces) is a continuously interlocking orchestral score that imbues the listener with intense, contemplative feelings of sorrow. Creating music that opens a new chaper in what could well be the most interesting part of Tindersticks’ fitful career. tindersticks.co.uk