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Know The Score: El-P on 2002’s Solaris

By Thomas Hobbs

The producer and rapper reveals the soul-cleansing moment he discovered Cliff Martinez’s soundtrack.

“How do we put an end to generational trauma?” – Saul Williams on Akilla’s Escape

By Isaac Feldberg

The multi-hyphenate has created a hypnotic, incisive score for Charles Officer’s socially-conscious crime-noir.

Know The Score: Julia Holter on Andrei Rublev

By Thomas Hobbs

The avant-pop musician on how Andrei Tarkovsky’s dark epic helped to mould her own approach to composing.

Know The Score: Max Richter on 2001: A Space Odyssey

By Thomas Hobbs

The British composer discusses how Stanley Kubrick’s use of classical music enhances his 1968 sci-fi epic.

Know The Score: Bobby Krlic on Alien

By Thomas Hobbs

The Midsommar composer, better known as The Haxan Cloak, reveals how he drew inspiration from Jerry Goldsmith’s classic soundtrack.

Know The Score: Rachel Zeffira on The Godfather

By Thomas Hobbs

The composer and Cat’s Eyes member discusses her deep connection to Nino Rota’s 1972 masterpiece.

Know The Score: Tamar-kali on The Double Life of Veronique

By Thomas Hobbs

The singer-songwriter and rising film composer reveals how she was seduced by Krzysztof Kieślowski’s doppelgänger drama.

Know The Score: Nicholas Britell on Chariots of Fire

By Thomas Hobbs

The Moonlight and Succession composer reveals how Vangelis’ score made him want to become a musician.

Know The score: Clams Casino on how Kids changed his life

By Thomas Hobbs

The influential New Jersey rap producer on the impact of Larry Clark’s notorious teen movie.

Know The Score: Colin Stetson on Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Prisoners

By Thomas Hobbs

The experimental musician and composer reflects on the work of his late friend.

Know The Score: Heather McIntosh on the strange charm of True Stories

By Thomas Hobbs

The composer reflects on how David Byrne’s endearingly weird soundtrack inspired her to become a musician.

Know The Score: Merrill Garbus on the joys of Clue

By Thomas Hobbs

The lead singer of art pop duo Tune-Yards’ discusses the cartoony genius of John Morris’ famed score.

Know The Score: Cliff Martinez on For a Few Dollars More

By Thomas Hobbs

The American musician and composer sings the praises of Ennio Morricone’s iconic spaghetti western soundtrack.

The 50 Best Original Songs Written for Movies

By Little White Lies

A countdown of the greatest chart-toppers, floor-fillers and musical curios ever composed for film.

Bobby Krlic aka The Haxan Cloak on scoring Midsommar

By Paul Weedon

The British musician discusses collaborating with director Ari Aster on his haunting folk horror.

A classic Nick Cave soundtrack is being released on vinyl for the first time

By Charles Bramesco

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford OST arrives on whiskey-coloured wax this month.

Lance Bangs on the making of Sonic Youth doc Daydream Nation

By Claire Biddles

The American director is marking the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal album with a live concert film.

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