The storm, the calm, and the quiet words that count.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, huh? It's about damn time. As Cave himself indicated in his Red Hand Files blog, the spirit of his long-serving, barn-burning Bad Seeds died with pianist Conway Savage in 2018 (requiescat.); his partnership with Ellis has been his output's driving force ever since Skeleton Tree, and it's coincided with a broader change in his public image. This, in turn, has opened the doors to a new kind of recognition, no longer as an erudite dark horse, but now as a sensitive elder statesman.
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