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