Published May 12, 2020Out of nowhere, Stereolab hero Tim Gane has released his soundtrack for Peter Strickland's stunning 2018 film In Fabric. Yes, that movie about the haunted dress.
The score comes via Gane's Cavern of Anti-Matter project. It's arrived digitally via Duophonic, and Gane has also pressed his sprawling score on vinyl. Made up of 35 tracks, the In Fabric soundtrack is spread across three LPs. They come with art by Julian House, and copies are housed inside a special hand-stamped paper bag.
You can stream the In Fabric soundtrack below. If you'd prefer the vinyl, you can order a copy now. The set is limited 1,500 copies.
Speaking to The Wire about the In Fabric soundtrack, Strickland had the following to say:
I was a fan of Stereolab and so much of the music I fell in love with was because of their recommendations whenever they were interviewed. Using Steven Stapleton's music in my first film indirectly came about from first hearing Nurse With Wound on the joint Crumb Duck release with Stereolab. Stereolab were a whole world, what with their championing of other bands through their Duophonic label. After meeting Tim and talking about film it made complete sense to ask him if he would do something. That was unusual in that I didn't have any specific project in mind. Tim sent me some very long demos to help me write, he implicitly understood that longer tracks are more conducive to writing. Elements of some of those demos worked their way into In Fabric. It was a luxury to work that way, usually, musicians are only approached after writing.
Exclaim! named In Fabric one of the best films of 2019 — and for good reason. You can read our review, as well as revisit the trailer below.