20 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Composer/longtime Steven Soderbergh collaborator Cliff Martinez says the director threw him a “big curveball” when it came time to score his Cinemax series. “As he was editing, he was using my music from Drive, Contagion, and Spring Breakers," Martinez explains, “which was a surprise because it didn't acknowledge the [show’s 1900] period whatsoever. It also proves a theory that as long as the music serves the dramatic functions of the film or TV show, it'll work." Martinez, an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from his days drumming for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, says of the score’s electronic roots: “I had seen Kraftwerk at Disney Hall, and I kind of went, 'A-ha, that's it!' I realized I wanted to do something that sounded like the early pioneering stages of electronic music. They were one of the first main artists that I heard that made pop electronic music, so they were kind of an inspiration." Martinez also used guitars and an unusual favorite instrument, the Cristal Baschet, which “always makes an interesting contrast when you place it up against something that's overtly electronic and synthetic."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Composer/longtime Steven Soderbergh collaborator Cliff Martinez says the director threw him a “big curveball” when it came time to score his Cinemax series. “As he was editing, he was using my music from Drive, Contagion, and Spring Breakers," Martinez explains, “which was a surprise because it didn't acknowledge the [show’s 1900] period whatsoever. It also proves a theory that as long as the music serves the dramatic functions of the film or TV show, it'll work." Martinez, an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from his days drumming for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, says of the score’s electronic roots: “I had seen Kraftwerk at Disney Hall, and I kind of went, 'A-ha, that's it!' I realized I wanted to do something that sounded like the early pioneering stages of electronic music. They were one of the first main artists that I heard that made pop electronic music, so they were kind of an inspiration." Martinez also used guitars and an unusual favorite instrument, the Cristal Baschet, which “always makes an interesting contrast when you place it up against something that's overtly electronic and synthetic."

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