The 2016 Q&A from the band

It has been quite a tradition for members of the band to sit down & answer questions from fans/members of their official web phorum.

Like in  2001, 2010 and 2012, they released again this year a new Q&A article. This time on their website:

http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/band-q-and-a/

Go over there & check it out.

source: official website screenshot
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hidden stories: “possesion immédiate” french journal interview with Stuart (around 05-2014)

Possesion Immédiate french journal interview with Stuart (around  May 2014)

I found this interview sometime before, but it got lost in the time. This is a really good interview with Stuart A. Staples about some hidden stories & facts of the band history & other things – really worth reading !

check out the full interview here:

part I: http://possession-immediate.com/2014/05/stuart-staples-tindersticks-entretien-1/
part II: http://possession-immediate.com/2014/05/stuart-staples-tindersticks-entretien-2/
part III: http://possession-immediate.com/2014/06/stuart-staples-tindersticks-entretien-3/

 

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new tindersticks soundtrack “Ypres” to be released 17th/20th october 2014

UPDATE: now it’s official – here the details:

http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/ypres/    includes video with “sunset glow” track

 

UPDATE 2: now available for pre-order CD & Vinyl at the band’s webshop

 

“LP, CD and Download available from these dates:

Germany, Austria and Switzerland – 17th October from City Slang
Rest of Europe and rest of the world – 20th October

The LP and CD will also be available from our online shop

The CD will be for sale in the museum shop.”

so the Flanders Museum Soundtrack (recorded 04-2012 & premiered at the museum opening in 06-2012) will be called “Ypres” and being released on the 20th of October:

http://www.amazon.de/Ypres-Tindersticks/dp/B00N9LNM84/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=tindersticks

Produktinformation
Audio CD (20. Oktober 2014)
Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 1
Format: Import
Label: V2
ASIN: B00N9LNM84

and also on Vinyl LP:

http://www.amazon.de/Ypres-Vinyl-LP-Tindersticks/dp/B00N9LNMWK/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-2&keywords=tindersticks

so it’s called “[b]Ypres[/b]” and being released on the 20th of October:

http://www.amazon.de/Ypres-Tindersticks/dp/B00N9LNM84/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=tindersticks

Produktinformation
Audio CD (20. Oktober 2014)
Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 1
Format: Import
Label: V2
ASIN: B00N9LNM84

and also on Vinyl:

http://www.amazon.de/Ypres-Vinyl-LP-Tindersticks/dp/B00N9LNMWK/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-2&keywords=tindersticks

 

UPDATE 3: the cover-artwork , here:

Ypres

setlist:

1. Whispering Guns Parts 1, 2 And 3

2. Ananas Et Poivre

3. La Guerre Souterraine

4. Gueules Cassée

5. Sunset Glow 

6. The Third Battle Of Ypres O.S.T.

 Catalog #  Luckydog17 (CD) or Luckydog17LP (Vinyl) 

“In early 2011, Tindersticks were commissioned by the In Flanders Fields World War One Museum in Ypres, Belgium to create the soundscapes for the new permanent exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Great War and beyond.

Tindersticks response was to write, record and produce a continuous, orchestral score to accompany the visitor on their emotional journey through the unique story of Ypres in the Great War. The score evolves through the different, distinctive spaces and sections of the museum, punctuated with private contemplative spaces where the music was allowed to be more poetic.

Made from a series of interlocking orchestral loops, the music flows seamlessly all day, everyday, without beginning, middle or end. The aim, for Stuart Staples, was for the soundtrack to “become the sound of air within the museum”.

Ypres was the epicenter of the Western Front in The Great War and was virtually destroyed by the conflict. It has since, only relatively recently, been rebuilt to its original plans. The museum is housed in the rebuilt cloth hall that stands in the centre of the town and was once the hub of the towns industry.
Hundreds of thousands died in Ypres and the surrounding area, with allied cemeteries and graves scattered everywhere. In keeping with the perspective of the new museum, Staples felt it crucial to “bring the essence of the experience to a personal level. To somehow loosen it away from the images we have all become accustomed to.”. Inspiration for the work was found in the quiet, dignified German memorial garden of Vladslo and Kathe Kollwitz’ famous ‘Grieving parents’ statue that resides there.
Stuart Staples and Dan McKinna worked closely to compose the score and felt the museum building resonated with a key of F. The starting point for the music became a musical cluster of E flat, F and F sharp. The recording was presided over by long time collaborator and orchestra leader Lucy Wilkins. The orchestral recordings were made at the Church in Crouch End, London and were then taken back to Le Chien Chanceux studio in France to prepare for the installation. In collaboration with London Sound designers ‘Sound Intermedia’ a bank holiday weekend in May 2012 was spent meticulously building the soundscape for every individual space.
The In Flanders Field Museum re-opened its doors with tindersticks soundtrack on 11th June 2012. Now tindersticks are releasing the recording of the soundtrack on October 2014 via lucky Dog Recordings”

 

 

Update 4:

 

 

this is how Ypres looks like in the end … “Not that the mood could ever be other than deeply sad” describes this impressive album very good

YPRES-CDVinyl

“Review from the Independent newspaper last week:

Commissioned as the soundtrack to the In Flanders Fields Museum commemorating the dead of the Great War, Ypres was designed by Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples and Dan McKinna as a series of interlocking orchestra loops running non-stop, their aspect shifting slightly as the visitor moves from room to room. Not that the mood could ever be other than deeply sad: the models are Gorecki’s ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Strings’, Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’, Feldman’s music for the Rothko Chapel, and, in the keening violins of ‘Ananas et poivre’ and ‘sunset glow’, Arvo Part. But it’s the 17-minute ‘Whispering Guns’ that sets the tone, with sombre strings swelling behind a tolling bell that brings to mind Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard’. 4/5 *”

 

update 5: the liner notes bring some surprises too ;)

 

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Tindersticks will play a song @ the “Review Show” on BBC 2 Friday 21 Oct @ 11pm

freshly twittered “We’ll play a song to The Review Show on BBC 2 Friday 21 Oct @ 11pm as a 3-piece set-up, with Stuart Staples, Dan McKinna and David Boulter!”

so if you’re able to tune in into BBC2 there’s a live song for you

n.b. this one is from an old BBC session btw

Update: this performance was canceled as Stuart A. Staples is ill & has lost his voice – at the recent two gigs the band only played instrumental versions of the songs (Film Scores and regular songs). Get well soon Stuart !

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New Tindersticks’ Album will be recorded this summer in France

according to this interesting interview in the Daily Post:

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/leisure/entertainment-news/2011/05/20/tindersticks-set-for-first-liverpool-gig-55578-28745940/

“Over summer Stuart, with David Boulter and Neil Fraser (co-founders of Tindersticks) plus additions Dan McKinna and Earl Harvin, will be working on a new album at Stuart’s French home studio, but it’s unlikely to be released before autumn.”

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