Warren Ellis' Score for the Documentary on Blue Marble Vinyl LP!
Music Mostly Composed & Recorded on Trains!
Invada Records release Warren Ellis' score to This Train I Ride has been re-pressed on blue vinyl after selling out.
The Australian musician (Dirty Three, Bad Seeds, Grinderman) has scored a number of high-profile films (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Hell or High Water, The Road) and his score for This Train I Ride, a documentary film directed by Arno Bitschy.
The score is pressed on blue vinyl, and comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with the record itself housed in a double-sided printed inner sleeve featuring liner notes by Warren Ellis and Brian Eno. The ambient style artwork throughout was put together by Marc Bessant using stills from the film. Digital download card included.
"...My idea was to record, collate and produce the music on trains, in the spirit of the women in this documentary. Brian was so encouraging with this approach and told me about a train journey he had taken in the '80s with no fixed destination. Over the next month I sat with my computer, loops, iPhone, Reface DX synthesiser and forgotten ideas and composed the music on the Metro and Eurostar and in various hotels while working on Ghosteen. I would send the pieces to Arno from the train, or wherever I was located, and he edited them into the film." - Warren Ellis
The film tells the story of women hopping freight trains around America. The film follows the life-journeys of these women living on the fringe in a rapidly changing country, in their quest for identity, freedom and finding their place in the world.
- 2022 Repress
- Blue Marble Vinyl
- Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve
- Double-Sided Printed Inner Sleeve
- Liner Notes by Warren Ellis & Brian Eno
- Limited-Time Digital Download Card
- This Train I Ride
- Because I Was a Girl
- The Rules Concerning Men
- Airport Train
- I'll Hop Trains the Rest of My Life
- Freight Train
- Mystery Train