Cliff Martinez - Contagion (Soundtrack) [LP] (Gold And Red 'Biohazard' Colored Vinyl, gatefold, limited to 1200)
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Clif Martinez's long-standing collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh ranks right up there with some of the other great composer-director teams in film history, like Bernard Herrmann-Alfred Hitchcock and Ennio Morricone-Sergio Leone, and his 2011 score for the disaster blockbuster Contagion is among his best work. Oddly, it owes some of its uniqueness to the fact that Soderbergh radically recut the film three diferent times, causing Martinez to adjust the score on the fly, first starting with a more conventional score indebted to thrillers like Marathon Man and The French Connection, then moving in a more dream-like, Tangerine Dream direction, before settling on a sound that incorporated orchestral and electronic timbres into highly propulsive and rhythmic framework. It's like the most chilling, ''chill-out'' electronica you've ever heard, simultaneously hypnotic and horrifying... and for its first-ever vinyl release, we at Real Gone Music have fashioned a gatefold album cover featuring film production stills housing a limited gold and red ''biohazard'' starburst vinyl edition limited to 1200 copies. Between the look of the package and the disquieting music, this one's guaranteed to get you to sign up for a flu shot.
Tracklist: SIDE ONE 01 THEY'RE CALLINGMY FLIGHT 02 CHRYSANTHEMUMCOMPLEX 03 PLACEBO 04 MOVE AWAY FROMTHE TABLE 05 THE BIRDS ARE DOING THAT 06 GET OFF THE BUS 07 100 DOSES 08 AFFECTED CITIES 09 BAD DAY TO BE A RHESUSMONKEY 10 I'MSICK 11 GET US TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE SIDE TWO 01 DON'T TELL ANYONE 02 FORSYTHIA 03 IT'SMUTATED 04 MERRY CHRISTMAS 05 THEY DIDN'T TOUCHME 06 THERE'S NOTHING IN THERE 07 HANDSHAKE 08 BAT & PIG 09 CONTAGION DON'T JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC EXPERIENCE IT.
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