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Stuart Staples (Tindersticks) scored Claire Denis’ film ‘High Life’ (stream a track)


Tindersticks frontman Stuart Staples has written the score for High Life, the new sci-fi film from renowned French director Claire Denis that stars Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. This is their eighth collaboration together — their first was 2001’s Trouble Every Day which Tindersticks scored — and first English language film for Denis. “I approached High Life with the simple idea of creating a sort of random music, ” says Staples, “existing in a void — like the constellations themselves –- a framework that was always hidden from the musician and that they had only minimal or no information to play or react to as we recorded.” We’ve got the premiere of the eerie, woodwind-driven “The Garden,” which is the opening track from the score. Listen to that, and Tindersticks’ “Willow” which features Pattinson and plays over the end credits, below.

As for the film itself, here’s the synopsis:

Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

Watch the High Life trailer below. The film and the soundtrack are out April 5.

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