terça-feira, setembro 27, 2011

Drive - Soundtrack (2011)

‘I got it!’ I know what ‘Drive’ is! 
It’s going to be about a man who drives around at night listening to pop music, because that’s his emotional relief.’

Refn's major breakthrough realizing what the movie was all about

As I said in the previous post, one of the biggest highlights of Drive (2011) is the soundtrack! 

Composed by Red Hot Chilli Peppers ex-drummer Cliff Martinez, most of the "score" is made of appealing techno beats and retro synthpop melodies that instantly take us back to the 80's in which the genre was popular! It suits the film's style and needs, by incrementing a bigger strenght to some of the most powerful scenes.

One of the tracks that even goes beyond the electronic music is Oh My Love, sang by Riz Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri. That song made the difference in the dinner scene near the end, adding a dramatic component that just blown my away! That's what the right music does! That's the beauty of it...
Serving as a crucial element on evoquing certain emotions from the viewers... And as far as the Drive's soundtrack is concern, it's just one of the best that I've seen in recent years. Every tracks works it's way up, giving more purpose to the whole concept of this Nicolas Winding Refn picture!

Below you can find the full line-up for the score, plus a soundtrack preview made available on YouTube and a few of my favourite tracks (unfortunately I wasn't able to find Oh My Love, but you can hear a sample on the preview)

01.  Nightcall - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx 
02.  Under Your Spell - Desire
03.  A Real Hero - College feat. Electric Youth
04.  Oh My Love - Riz Ortolani feat. Katyna Ranieri
05.  Tick of the Clock - The Chromatics
06.  Rubber Head -Cliff Martinez
07.  I Drive - Cliff Martinez
08.  He Had a Good Time - Cliff Martinez
09.  They Broke His Pelvis - Cliff Martinez
10.  Kick Your Teeth - Cliff Martinez
11.   Where’s The Deluxe Version? - Cliff Martinez
12.  See You in Four - Cliff Martinez
13.  After The Chase - Cliff Martinez
14.  Hammer - Cliff Martinez
15.  Wrong Floor - Cliff Martinez
16.  Skull Crushing - Cliff Martinez
17.  My Name on a Car - Cliff Martinez
18.  On The Beach - Cliff Martinez
19. Bride of Deluxe - Cliff Martinez

Soundtrack Preview

Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx - NightCall

College feat. Electric Youth - A Real Hero

Cliff Martinez - A Bride of Deluxe

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