Only God Forgives [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Only God Forgives [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Cliff Martinez
     
 

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Though Cliff Martinez was already an established film composer thanks to works like his scores to Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape and Traffic, his music for Nicholas Winding Refn's 2011 hit Drive earned him a new level of recognition. He reteams with Refn for 2013's Only God Forgives, a tale

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Though Cliff Martinez was already an established film composer thanks to works like his scores to Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape and Traffic, his music for Nicholas Winding Refn's 2011 hit Drive earned him a new level of recognition. He reteams with Refn for 2013's Only God Forgives, a tale of corruption, sexual deviance, and familial intrigue set in Thailand. Just as Martinez depicted a nihilistic Los Angeles with his Drive score, here he incorporates pan-Asian sounds to create a world that is equally dreamy, sleazy, and menacing, particularly on the percussion showcase "Ask Him Why He Killed My Brother" and the deceptively alluring pop of Vithaya Pansringarm's "Can't Forget" and Rhatha Phongam's "Falling in Love." Elsewhere, Martinez conjures very different but equally oppressive forms of claustrophobic dread on "Do as Thou Will," which buzzes and simmers with Bernard Herrmann-esque strings, and "Wanna Fight," where synth arpeggios and a blaring pipe organ carry an almost apocalyptic weight. Martinez's music for this movie might not be as iconic as his Drive score, but Only God Forgives still finds him at the peak of his powers.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/2013
Label:
Milan Records
UPC:
0731383663727
catalogNumber:
36637
Rank:
75469

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Performance Credits

Cliff Martinez   Primary Artist
Richard Hein   Conductor

Technical Credits

Cliff Martinez   Composer
Mac Quayle   Composer
Jean-Christophe Chamboredon   Executive Producer
Jan Holzner   Engineer
Gregory Tripi   Composer
Shawn Lyon   Graphic Design,Layout
Stefan Karrer   Executive Producer
Kristian Eidnes Andersen   Orchestration
Nicolas Winding Refn   Executive Producer
Jettamon Malayota   Composer
Anthony Gonzalez   Composer
Surachi Kijkasemsin   Composer
Samneang Thongmoung   Composer
Kanokwan Kung-Noi   Composer

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