Cliff Martinez Contagion Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP
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Stretching over Some Ten Projects (e.g. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Traffic, Solaris), the Collaboration Between Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Cliff Martinez and Film Director Steven Soderbergh Has Been One of the Most Fruitful in Cinema History

But Perhaps the Greatest Martinez-Soderbergh Soundtrack Is the One to 2011’s Contagion 

Because Soderbergh Re-Cut the Film Three Times, Martinez Ended Up Incorporating Orchestral and Electronic Elements into a Rhythmic, Propulsive Score 

The Most Chilling, Chill-Out Electronica You’ve Ever Heard, Simultaneously Hypnotic and Horrifying 

First-Ever Vinyl Release Comes in a Gatefold Cover Featuring Production Stills 

Yellow & Red “Biohazard” Vinyl Edition

Limited to 1200 Copies

Sure to Make You Schedule a Flu Shot This Fall

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 3, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW

Cliff Martinez: Contagion--Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Gold & Red "Biohazard" Vinyl Edition). LP

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez’s long-standing collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh ranks right up there with some of the other great composer-director teams in film history, like Bernard Herrmann-Alfred Hitchcock and Ennio Morricone-Sergio Leone, and his 2011 score for the disaster blockbuster Contagion is among his best work. Oddly, it owes some of its uniqueness to the fact that Soderbergh radically recut the film three different times, causing Martinez to adjust the score on the fly, first starting with a more conventional score indebted to thrillers like Marathon Man and The French Connection, then moving in a more dream-like, Tangerine Dream direction, before settling on a sound that incorporated orchestral and electronic timbres into highly propulsive and rhythmic framework. It’s like the most chilling “chill-out” electronica you’ve ever heard, simultaneously hypnotic and horrifying…and for its first-ever vinyl release, we at Real Gone Music have fashioned a gatefold album cover featuring film production stills housing a limited Yellow and red “biohazard” starburst vinyl edition limited to 1200 copies. Between the look of the package and the disquieting music, this one’s guaranteed to get you to sign up for a flu shot.

Side 1:

  1. They're Calling My Flight
  2. Chrysanthemum Complex
  3. Placebo
  4. Move Away from the Table
  5. The Birds Are Doing That
  6. Get Off the Bus
  7. 100 Doses
  8. Affected Cities
  9. Bad Day to Be a Rhesus Monkey
  10. I'm Sick
  11. Get Us to the Front of the Line

 Side 2:

  1. Don't Tell Anyone
  2. Forsythia
  3. It's Mutated
  4. Merry Christmas
  5. They Didn't Touch Me
  6. There's Nothing in There
  7. Handshake
  8. Bat & Pig
  9. Contagion
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