Artist
Label
Tindersticks
Ypres
City Slang
/
2014
LP
16.59
SLANG50071LP / Includes Download Code
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Tracklist
1Whispering Guns Pt. 1 / 2 / 3 12:47
2Ananas Et Poivre 4:21
3La Guerre Souterraine 5:21
4Gueules Casse es 2:36
5Sunset Glow 8:39
6The Third Battle Of Ypres 20:32

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. Their 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”.