Traffic [Original Film Score]

Traffic [Original Film Score]

by Cliff Martinez



Steven Soderbergh's highly acclaimed thriller about the war on drugs features not only top-notch performances from its stars, but also a gripping, ambient musical score. Onetime Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez (who has composed music for eight other Soderbergh films) delivers a seductive, compelling score that includes contributions from Chili Peppers bassist Flea, guitarist Michael Brooks, and jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock. Notably, Martinez is able to easily shift gears alongside the film's action, providing an ominous backdrop to the many tense moments and lending a delicate, ethereal quality to the more surreal and moving scenes. Tracks such as the bass- and percussion-heavy "You Two Don't Like Me," "Helicopter," and "Loading the Plane" heighten the tension in the film's grittier sequences, leaving calmer moments to looming tracks such as "What's Your Daughter On?" Rounding out the album are pop and electronica gems from Morcheeba (the trippy, guitar-heavy "On the Rhodes Again"), Fatboy Slim (the pulsing "Give the Po' Man a Break"), Rockers Hi-Fi (the ambient, shadowy "Going Under Love and Insanity Dub"), and electronic music pioneer Brian Eno, who closes this transfixing album with the dreamy, otherworldly "An Ending (Ascent)."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/09/2001
Label: Tvt
UPC: 0016581696020
catalogNumber: 6960

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cliff Martinez   Primary Artist
Herbie Hancock   Electric Piano
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Michael Brook   Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Brian Eno   Track Performer
Flea   Electric Bass
John Skippy Lehmkuhl   Drum Loop
Morcheeba   Track Performer
Fatboy Slim   Track Performer
Wilhelm Kempff   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Cliff Martinez   Score
Jeff Rona   Programming,Orchestration
Patricia Joseph   Executive of Soundtracks
Paul Godfrey   Composer
Ross Godfrey   Composer
Skye Edwards   Composer

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