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Exclusive: Listen To 3 Tracks From Cliff Martinez's Score For Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 21, 2013 2:41 PM
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The Company You Keep, Robert Redford

There are few composers working today who are as exciting as Cliff Martinez. And while he's been at it for over two decades, it's the past few years that have really seen him establishing his own unique corner in the industry. With electronically tinged work that can be throbbing, propulsive, alienating, captivating and more, he's earned the attention of filmmakers as wide ranging as Steven Soderbergh (a frequent collaborator), Nicolas Winding Refn and Harmony Korine (he powers up the helmer's debauchery odyssey "Spring Breakers"). But his latest effort is for one of cinema's most enduring icons: Robert Redford.

Martinez has scored the actor/director's upcoming thriller "The Company You Keep," and this exclusive first listen to three cuts from the soundtrack gives a great sense of how Martinez's music can change tone and feel, even with a few minutes. Ranging from pensive to nerve-shattering, this nearly ten minute preview is a nice taste of not only Martinez's work on the movie, but also his oeuvre in general, which manages the feat of being both steely and emotional at the same time.

The soundtrack will hit stores on April 9th, and you can see how the music pairs with the images when "The Company You Keep" opens on April 5th.

"The Company You Keep" Soundtrack Tracklisting


1. You Have a Full Green Light
2. We Could Have Made a Difference
3. Who is Your Best Reporter?
4. Somewhere Someone Knows Something
5. Diversion
6. Weathermen
7. Still Got the Juice
8. Nothing But a Dream You Once Had
9. On the 10 Yard Line
10. The Cabin
11. Put the Pieces Together
12. Real Estate Records and Plot Maps
13. I Met Your Daughter
14. Father and Daughter Reunion
15. Can’t Say I’m Happy to See You

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  • simcarter@chapter1-take1 | March 27, 2013 7:32 PMReply

    oops - that's meant to read 'epilogue' not prologue...

  • simcarter@chapter1-take1 | March 27, 2013 7:25 PMReply

    I just finished the book which is broken into three parts each fronted by a verse from Chrissie Hynde's "Thumbelina" plus the prologue where the author uses Hynde's "Revolution" to set the tone. I was hoping to Martinez would use some of that but that's clearly not on the playlist. I do love what you've given us of his score. His work on Drive was outstanding, much as it is here, at building tension. Still I wouldn't have minded some good ol' revolutionary rockn'roll.

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