Kurt Cobain Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings on 180g 2LP + Download
Highly Anticipated 31-Song Soundtrack To the Critically Acclaimed Cobain Documentary Comprised of Various Previously Unreleased Early & Raw Cassette Recordings Made by Kurt Alone!
Ranges from Early Song Snippets and Short Demos to Musical Experiments and Ultimately, Pieces of Songs or Lyrics That Eventually Appeared on Later Nirvana Albums!
Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, with Montage of Heck acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Kurt Cobain's personal archive of art, music, never-before-seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly praised, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world.
Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings will be released as a deluxe 31-track 2LP-set in December 2015 and includes the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain's creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.
The documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, is an authentic and unflinching look into Kurt's life, art and mind through his own unique lens. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, the film creates an immersive cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Morgen who wrote, directed and produced the documentary began working on it in 2007 when Cobain's family approached him with the idea and offered him unrestricted access to all of Cobain's personal and family archives. The documentary features Cobain and Courtney Love's only daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as a co-executive producer on the film and includes footage from various Nirvana performances as well as unreleased home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, and songbooks.
The title, Montage Of Heck, takes its name from a musical collage that was created by Cobain with a 4-track cassette recorder in 1988, of which there are two versions; one is about thirty-six minutes long and the other about eight-minutes long. Several of the film's scenes were animated by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing.
Morgen told Billboard that Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings is “curated to feel as though one were sitting in Kurt’s living room watching him create over the course of an afternoon” and the songs range “from thrash to ragtime and everything in between.”