2011’s DRIVE was certainly a milestone in the career of composer CLIFF MARTINEZ. The playlist for Nicolas Winding Refn’s savagely smooth drama burst into musical circles beyond film scores with its criminally cool tones, raising the profile of MARTINEZ dramatically in the process. THE COMPANY YOU KEEP is unlikely to make such musical waves – largely due to the film itself – but it is another indication that CLIFF MARTINEZ is clearly molding his own niche within film scoring and is continually improving with each score.
Two major themes make up the spine of THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, each developing the two emotional landscapes that make up the score… – by Richard Buxton
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