original soundtrack (cliff martinez)
a bold & eclectic soundtrack, working in perfect harmony with the movie’s ominous 80s-noir feel.
half of this release features tracks from the film, brash takes on italo-disco, some composed especially for ‘drive’ & others selected by director nicolas winding refn, all underlying key scenes in the film, prior to the completion of the cliff martinez composed original soundtrack. martinez has written terrifically dark synthscapes, that shift with an uneasy tension & perfectly evoke the decade & stylistic references of the movie. “like a patient, engaging ambient record with a dramatic arc that works independently of the film. keyboards plink back & forth like turn signals & human heartbeats, with atmospheres that hang in the air like ghosted taillight streaks” - pitchfork