WINS PRESTIGIOUS SOUNDTRACK AWARD AT
THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Listen to “The Pure and the Damned (feat. Iggy Pop)” now
“Good Time looks terrific, bringing a scrappy sheen to the Safdies’ native borough.
But more essential to its tight clench is the knockout underscoring, an almost
nonstop blitz of intoxicating electronica from…Oneohtrix Point Never.”
“It’s perfectly matched with the score provided by Oneohtrix Point Never’s
Daniel Lopatin, which nods to Tangerine Dream–style VHS thriller soundtracks of
yore while going someplace far more inventive and expressive than most current
imitators. Lopatin’s anxious squiggles of melodies and sonic assaults give
us as good a sense as any of what it feels like inside Connie’s head.”
Oneohtrix Point Never returns with his new album Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack out Friday August 11 on Warp Records via Inertia Music. Rapturously received by Cannes’ film critics, Good Time is directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and stars Robert Pattinson (in a widely regarded career best performance) and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The hypnotic crime thriller follows Pattinson’s Connie in a twisted odyssey through the New York underworld in a desperate attempt to get his brother out of jail.
Oneohtrix Point Never received the prestigious Cannes Soundtrack Award at this year’s 70th anniversary edition of the festival for his visceral original score for Good Time. The artist was in competition with the likes of Jonny Greenwood, Jed Kurzel and Ibrahim Maalouf and took home the celebrated prize. Previous winners include Cliff Martinez for The Neon Demon (2016), Lim Giong for The Assassin (2015) and Howard Shore for Map to the Stars (2014).
An original song by Oneohtrix Point Never composed for the closing theme of the film, “The Pure and the Damned” features a guest vocal and lyrics written by Iggy Pop. Iggy’s voice is rich with incomparable weight and wisdom on this stunning closer. The track is available immediately to buy and stream now.
Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never, and the Safdie brothers became close collaborators through a shared love of cult genre movies and music, and their level of collaboration here has a rare depth of symbiosis of picture and score. Mundane events become dramatic, montages become mini operas.
With the soundtrack to Good Time, Oneohtrix Point Never has created a genuine listening experience rivalling the very best of his landmark studio albums. It also holds some of his most striking and complete individual moments; in addition to “The Pure and the Damned”, “Leaving The Park” takes the classic arpeggio-laced crime scores of the 1970s and lends it the unique Oneohtrix Point Never stranger-beauty. Throughout the soundtrack, diegetic audio is interspersed and mutated in a natural foundation of Garden of Delete meets Rifts-era Oneohtrix Point Never sound palettes.
QUOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR AND THE ARTIST
“About 8 years ago, we were turned onto the music of Oneohtrix Point Never.
I had always imagined Dan’s work, especially his earlier work, as soundtracks
to movies that never existed. From our collaboration on ‘Good Time’, and through
the twisted dialogue that surrounded it, we have gained a deep friendship and of
course a fluorescent extra-terrestrial score. We set forth on that concept with Dan
well before production and to hear it boom throughout Cannes… well it seemed
like some sort of high-resolution fantasy.”
“I had a good feeling when I walked into their midtown office, which was more like
a shrine to everything they loved — amongst which was a massive Akira print side
by side with one of King of New York. They told me they were setting out to make a
genre film. To me the Safdies are doing something really unique and yet drenched in
tradition. I think of Jarmusch, Tarantino, Carax — directors whose love of the history
of cinema is too strong to keep out of the filmmaking itself, but remain totally
idiosyncratic anyway. We share an affection and reverence for bruised and
battered stuff, and I think we both feel this urge to enshrine the history
as it is now, not as it was then. On our own terms.”
Daniel Lopatin, Oneohtrix Point Never
Oneohtrix Point Never
Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1. Good Time
2. Bail Bonds
3. 6th Floor
4. Hospital Escape / Access-A-Ride
5. Ray Wakes Up
6. Entry To White Castle
9. Romance Apocalypse
10. The Acid Hits
11. Leaving The Park
13. The Pure and the Damned (feat. Iggy Pop)
Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Oneohtrix Point Never is out Friday August 11 on Warp Records via Inertia Music
Pre-order it here: https://Inertia.lnk.to/OPN_GoodTimeOST
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