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Cliff Martinez The Neon Demon OST


Release Date 06/24/2016

(Milan Records )


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Cliff Martinez, the composer who left his mark on Nicolas Windin Refn's breakthrough film Drive (and more recently TV's The Knick), is working together with the acclaimed director again on the upcoming film THE NEON DEMON. Their third collaboration together (the other being 2013's Only God Forgives), the soundtrack will be released via Milan Records both digitally and on CD June 24, 2016, along with a double vinyl release coming July 8th. In addition to the score, the album release also features the original track “Waving Goodbye” performed by Sia. Amazon Studios will be releasing THE NEON DEMON in theaters this summer before making it available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.

Perhaps inspired by his time in the punk scene, Cliff Martinez’s approach to scoring is nontraditional. His scores tend towards being stark and sparse, utilizing a modern tonal palette to paint the backdrop for films that are often dark, psychological stories like PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990), THE LIMEY (2009) WONDERLAND (2003), WICKER PARK (2004), and DRIVE (2011). Martinez has been nominated for a Grammy Award (Steven Soderbergh’s TRAFFIC), a Cesar Award (Xavier Giannoli’s A L’origine), and a Broadcast Film Critics Award (DRIVE).

THE NEON DEMON is a story about an aspiring model, Jesse (played by Elle Fanning) who moved to Los Angeles to chase her dreams. Her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she does. The film also stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Jena Malone.

THE NEON DEMON is a story about an aspiring model, Jesse (played by Elle Fanning) who moved to Los Angeles to chase her dreams. Her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she does. The film also stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Jena Malone. This is the third Nicolas Winding Refn film Martinez has a part of, first with DRIVE and secondly with ONLY GOD FORGIVES marking it as another trifecta of perfection for the duo.

Still the drummer at heart, Martinez’s use of audio manipulations, particularly for percussive sounds, has been evolving through the years and is evident by the hammered dulcimer of KAFKA (1991), the gray-areas between sound design and score for TRAFFIC (2000), the steel drums and textures of SOLARIS (2002), what Martinez called ‘rhythmi-tizing pitched, ambient textures’ of NARC (2002), and ‘using percussion performances to trigger and shape the rhythmic and tonal characteristics of those ambient textures,’ as he described his score for 2011’s THE LINCOLN LAWYER.

Track List:

01. Neon Demon

02. Mine – Sweet Tempest

03. The Demon Dance – Julian Winding

04 What Are You?

05. Don’t Forget Me When You’re Famous

06. Gold Paint Shoot

07. Take Off Your Shoes

08. Ruby At The Morgue

09. Jesse Sneaks Into Her Room

10. Real Lolita Rides Again

11. Messenger Walks Among Us

12. Runway

13. Take Her To Measurements

14. Who Wants Sour Milk

15. I Would Never Say You’re Fat

16. Thank God You’re Awake Remix

17. Kinky

18. Ruby’s Close Up

19. Lipstick Drawing

20. Something’s In My Room

21. Are We Having A Party

22. Get Her Out Of Me

23. Waving Goodbye – Sia

Links

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