Album: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Artist: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Description: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis have teamed up on multiple film scores and this soundtrack was suggested by a friend who works professionally as a concept artist. He leans on this soundtrack a few times a week while he is concepting and the reasons are pretty clear; though the music is subdued throughout the album, it is not without emotion, nor does it ever fail to build dynamically. There is a lulling to the layers Cave and Ellis build throughout each track and it has proven useful at getting you into a trance while you work. The instruments primarily used are the piano, guitar, and fiddle. The tempo is slow and the tracks favor a minor key.