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  • Summary: The soundtrack by Daniel Lopatin for the 2017 film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie was awarded the Best Soundtrack Award at Cannes.
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The Pure and the Damned
Love, make me clean Love, touch me, cure me The pure always act from love The damned always act from love Hm hm Every day I think about untwisting... See the rest of the song lyrics

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  1. Oct 4, 2017
    The spirits of Vangelis, Wendy Carlos and John Carpenter permeate throughout, and it feels like no exaggeration to suggest that Lopatin could soon join them in the pantheon of great electronic soundtrack composers.
  2. 85
    As a coherent album, it’s an affecting listen. The samples of dialogue that occasionally flicker behind the dense aural foliage, Burial-like, provide a human counterpoint to this austere, automated music, organic glows that briefly distract from Lopatin’s caustic waves of electronica.
  3. Aug 11, 2017
    It’s a masterful job of homage, and—as with Thief and Drive before it--all those pulsating synths and cavernous low tones give the film much of its swagger, and they promise to intensify your own, far less exciting commute as well.
  4. Aug 9, 2017
    There's no doubt Good Time OST absolutely sounds like a movie score, but every single track here stands on its own, providing an intensely emotional punch to the gut.
  5. Aug 10, 2017
    The film nods are everywhere--the futurist grandeur of Brad Fiedel’s Terminator soundtrack, heavy shades of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s malevolent, exacting synthscapes, and touches of Vangelis and Popol Vuh’s ambience; Romance Apocalypse recalls the amphetamine clatter of Jan Hammer’s Miami Vice theme. But the sheer density and erratic energy is all Lopatin’s own.
  6. The Wire
    Aug 9, 2017
    The director has previously been namechecked by Lopatin as an early idol. Consciously or not, he applies a more vivid psychedelic impulse to a comparable tying together of sound and vision. [Aug 2017, p.56]
  7. Aug 9, 2017
    While displaying every tongue-in-cheek, New Age sleight of hand Lopatin is famous for, it all feels less immaculate this time around, more polished for the big screen.

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