Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Music of "Drive"

If you've seen Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" this weekend, odds are you've at least considered purchasing the film's chic 80's soundtrack. The Chromatics "Tick of the Clock" opens the film with a nice electro-groove followed by the opening credits song, Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx's "Nightcall," featuring a growling, robotic vocal from the former. 
I have a personal soft-spot for the sweet, tingly "Under Your Spell" by Desire and "A Real Hero" by College (feat. Electric Youth) is basically the film's theme song.
Cliff Martinez (who gave us his wonderful work on "Contagion" earlier this month) supplies an original score here, as well, and although it's mostly just various hums and samples, I still hold in high regard, and it really works at key moments in the film. 

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