Although the movie itself fiercely divided critical opinion, one thing all rational beings agreed on is that Cliff Martinez’s score to The Neon Demon was pretty fucking great. Reminiscent of ’80s Tangerine Dream with a sprinkling of Eno’s ambient works, it’s a proper treat for any discerning movie listener.
An early member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Martinez began scoring in the late eighties and first came to our attention with his excellent collaborations with Steven Soderbergh. He’s been consistently great ever since. Sadly it was recently announced that he will no longer to be scoring the upcoming Logan movie – the somewhat bland Marco Beltrami will take his place – hopefully this doesn’t mean that the movie itself has been similarly defanged.
In any event, here’s about 25 minutes of the Neon Demon to enjoy: