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Tindersticks – Stars At Noon OST – Album Review

Tindersticks – Stars At Noon OST – Album Review
by Killian Laher

Tindersticks continue their long association with Claire Denis with the soundtrack from her latest film Stars At Noon.  As these things go, it’s a particularly atmospheric score, consisting mainly of shimmering, hazy music.  The album is nearly all instrumental, with a collection of mood-setting music.  Hotel Bar raises its head to get going with a bossa nova beat, while Motel Rain has a lovely descending melody for all 100 seconds of its duration.  The one song with vocals, the title track, is a classic, languid Tindersticks drifter.  The saxophone is employed, which gives this, and some of the other pieces here a hint of Roxy/Bowie.

The mood here is one of resignation.  It’s one of TIndersticks’ more melodic yet probably inessential soundtracks.

Stars At Noon

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