(May 22, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records, in conjunction with Invada Records, will release the soundtrack for the Netflix Original Film War Machine digitally on May 26th and CD and LP later this year. The album features the original score by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (Wind River, Hell Or High Water).
“It is always helpful to be pushed into different worlds that are unique and unknown,” said composers Cave and Ellis. “War Machine demanded a wholly different type of score than we had previously done. Together we made a score that was both light and dark, propulsive and meditative at the same time. We developed a kind of ‘spiritual electronics’ that captured both the melancholy and the terrible absurdity of the Afghan war. It was a great pleasure to work with David Michôd, who is not only an extraordinary filmmaker but a musician too. Our favorite score!”
In a film for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by his own hubris and a journalist’s no-holds-barred expose. War Machine addresses the debt we owe to soldiers to question the purposes to which they are being directed.
The Netflix Original Film is inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings. Joining Pitt in War Machine is a highly decorated cast including Emory Cohen, RJ Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton and Sir Ben Kingsley. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos and Ian Bryce serve as producers. James W. Skotchdopole, Pauline Fischer, Sarah Bowen and Sarah Esberg serve as executive producers.
01. Ah America – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
02. Humble Man – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
03. The Bubble – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
04. The Civilian Executive – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
05. In Liebe Dein – Roedelius
06. Badi Basim – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
07. Kamee – Roedelius
08. The Moon Landing – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
09. Our Noise – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
10. Fabelwein – Roedelius
11. Jeanie – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
12. NY Snow Globe – Rachel’s
13. Thousands of Parades, All Over America – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
14. Marjah – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
15. Staunen im Fjord – Roedelius
16. The Hand Of Helping – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
17. Be Lovely – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
18. A Page In The History Books – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
19. War Machine – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
War Machine will be released on Netflix on May 26, 2017. Lakeshore Records, in conjunction with Invada Records, will release the War Machine – Netflix Original Film Soundtrack digitally on May 26th and CD and LP later this year.