Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 2011 Cliff Martinez Synthwave Soundtrack - Ltd. Pink Vinyl - Sealed 2LP + Booklet

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Cliff Martinez - Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Label : lakeshore records: 

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Remastered, Limited Edition 

Neon pink vinyl. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram.

5th Year Anniversary Special Edition, 6-page oversize booklet
available from 09/30 to 12/31/2016 only


Record: New
Cover: New

Country: US 
Released: 15 Mar 2013 
Genre: Electronic, Stage & Screen 
Style: Soundtrack, Electro, Score, Synth-pop, Ambient 


A1 Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx – Nightcall 4:20 
A2 Desire  -– Under Your Spell 3:53 
A3 College Feat. Electric Youth – A Real Hero 4:28 
A4 Riz Ortolani Feat. Katyna Ranieri – Oh My Love 2:50 


B1  The Chromatics – Tick Of The Clock 4:48 
B2  Cliff Martinez – Rubber Head 3:09 
B3  Cliff Martinez – I Drive 2:04 
B4  Cliff Martinez – He Had A Good Time 1:37 
B5  Cliff Martinez – They Broke His Pelvis 1:58 
B5 Cliff Martinez – Kick Your Teeth 2:40 

C1 Cliff Martinez – Where's The Deluxe Version? 5:33 
C2 Cliff Martinez – See You In Four 2:38 
C3 Cliff Martinez – After The Chase 5:26 
C4 Cliff Martinez – Hammer 4:44 

D1 Cliff Martinez – Wrong Floor 1:31 
D2 Cliff Martinez – Skull Crushing 5:58 
D3 Cliff Martinez – My Name On A Car 2:19 
D4 Cliff Martinez – On The Beach 6:35 
D5 Cliff Martinez – Bride Of Deluxe 3:57 

Lacquer Cut At – Masterdisk 
Mastered At – DNA Mastering 

Guitar – Mac Quayle (tracks: B1 to D5) 
Lute [Saz], Sitar – Gregory Tripi (tracks: B1 to D5) 
Mastered By – JL* 
Performer [Baschet Crystal] – Cliff Martinez (tracks: B1 to D5) 
Producer [Score Produced By] – Cliff Martinez (tracks: B1 to D5) 
Producer [Soundtrack Album Producer] – Brian McNelis, Skip Williamson 
Remastered By – James Plotkin 


© 2011 Lakeshore Records LLC 
Motion Picture Copyright © 2011 Drive Film Holdings, LLC 
Motion Picture Artwork © 2011 Filmdistrict Distribution, LLC and Drive Film Holdings, LLC

Mastered by DNA Mastering, Glendale, CA.

A Rare Example Of Electronic Tones Working To Perfection With The Cinematography. Martinez Delivers A Masterful Score

Drive is an experience to be had. I waited to see the film before I reviewed the score because I felt like I needed to experience the sound and image of this film together. I'm glad I did. The effect of the score may be lost upon an unreferenced listen, but let me tell you that Cliff Martinez has done something quite amazing here. Drive is a pure adrenaline rush of a film. Nicolas Winding Refn has crafted a supreme thriller. The music of the film is the most important bonding element of this violent and suspenseful tale. The film is filled with stunning imagery and long duration takes. It also features a seamless soundscape between score and song.

Drive has a vintage feel. It feels as if it were made in the 70's but remodeled for modern day. Very much like a beautifully restored vintage car. The character of the driver feels as if he was plucked right out from a spaghetti western. He barely speaks and dons a jacket with a scorpion on the back (very much like El Mariachi's jacket in Desperado). The song choices will be the first thing that the audiences will pay attention to. The songs selected fit the same thematic feel of the movie. They sound like they are 80's hits but are all modern songs with a vivid techno pulse. Cliff Martinez then crafts his stunning score around this universe. The music lacks any graspable structure and is a sonic wash of electronic tones. The way it works in the film is absolutely stunning. I can only describe the music as colorful. There was a point in the film where Ryan Gosling was driving and the sequence was just him driving at night. The shot composition was tight with shallow focus so all you saw was blurs of colors. At that point I felt a rush as the music took over and all you heard were these tones of the night. Cool and crisp, I was able to close my eyes for just a few seconds and see distinct colors as the tones shifted. Martinez also plays the emotions heavy with the relationship between the driver, Irene and Benicio. The score crafts an incredible bubbling tension as well. The way it works with the editing of certain scenes is amazing. Refn is also unafraid to let silence play. A lot of times you will have pockets of pure silence that are broken with a startling sound. The sound design is impeccable and Martinez knows when music is not needed at all. All in all this is a masterful, bold and unique experience.

Drive is a rare example of electronic tones working to perfection with the colors and shot composition of the film. This is as tense as it gets; the score and songs MUST be experienced with the film. Do yourself a favor and see the movie before attempting this listen as it will make it the full experience. Cliff Martinez has done so much with so little here and has composed one of the best scores of the year. This is as untraditional as it gets, but it's oh so good. Damn good.

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Condition New
Format 2LP, Gatefold
Label Lakeshore Records
Color Pink