Cinematic Orchestrator:
Cliff Martinez recaps over two decades of film scoring

Cliff Martinez playing his Baschet Cristal

Cliff Martinez playing his Baschet Cristal

With Only God Forgives about to hit DVD, composer, former Chili Pepper and Captain Beefheart collaborator Cliff Martinez looks back on more than twenty years of soundtrack composition. It was his minimalist electronic score for Nicolas Winding-Refn’s Drive which brought Martinez to widespread recognition – his pulsing, understated compositions were absolutely vital to the film’s slick appeal, and with a deluxe vinyl edition released in the UK by Geoff Barrow’s Invada imprint, suddenly Martinez’s name was on the lips of every hipster and film fanatic …  – by Bram E. Gieben

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