Arban & Steven Severin, Nature Morte

Kristina Feliciano

By Kristina Feliciano

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Nature Morte

Arban & Steven Severin
Siouxsie co-founder (and wife) get ambient.

Steven Severin, co-founder of Goth-punk pioneers Siouxsie & the Banshees, and his wife, Arban, masterminded the soundtrack for this thriller about a serial killer/painter who is found dead next to one of his victims, prompting cops to consider the case closed — until paintings eerily similar in style to the killer's start appearing. If their soundtrack is any indication, the Severins perceived the movie as unsettlingly ambiguous. Their mostly-ambient, hypnotically beautiful music spans dread-dripping tracks ("The Paintings," "Deadly Comedown") and Siouxsie-ish doominess ("Marseilles," "Black Rose Grind"), while their cover of Suicide's classic "Cheree," a techno treat with softcore lyrics ("Cheree, Cheree/ My comic book fantasy"), will almost make you forget that — serial killer or no — all of us will one day be morte.