Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Carnage Vinyl LP + 26 Page Booklet 2021
1. ‘Hand of God’
2. ‘Old Time’
4. ‘White Elephant’
6. ‘Lavender Fields’
7. ‘Shattered Ground’
8. ‘Balcony Man’
Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo.
Cave describes the album as "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe."
"Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity," says Ellis, "the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days."
Cave & Ellis' sonic and lyrical adventurism continues apace on Carnage, an album that emerged almost by accident out of the downtime created by the long, anxious, global emergency. Carnage is a record for these uncertain times - one shot through with moments of distilled beauty and that resonates with an almost defiant sense of hope.