(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||August 10, 2017|
|Genre||Electronica, soundtrack, kosmische|
|Oneohtrix Point Never chronology|
Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is a soundtrack album by electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never, containing the score for the Safdie brothers' 2017 film Good Time. It was released on August 10, 2017 via Warp Records.
Lopatin had previously contributed scoring work to Sofia Coppola's 2013 film The Bling Ring (in collaboration with Brian Reitzell) and Ariel Kleiman's 2015 film Partisan. He became interested in working with the Safdie brothers when they sent him a mood board that featured images from "completely unrelated stuff, like a picture of SpongeBob and then weird heist imagery." The Safdie brothers were previously fans of the Oneohtrix Point Never track "Behind the Bank." Josh Safdie explained that "I had always imagined Dan’s work, especially his earlier work, as soundtracks to movies that never existed."
During recording, the brothers invoked the work German electronic group Tangerine Dream but also encouraged Lopatin to experiment and make the music "more fucked up," including influences from prog rock, which helped him to avoid "mimetically revert[ing] to Edgar Froese—it's just in my DNA." He reached out to Iggy Pop to record for the movie's ending after his manager told him to "think big." Lopatin also described the recording as an update of his earlier synthesizer-based work, stating that "I wanted to make something that sounded like Good Time back when I was doing the early stuff, but I didn’t quite know how yet." The Safdie brothers characterized it as if "OPN took everything he learned on R Plus Seven, Replica, Garden of Delete and did a sequel to Rifts."
|The A.V. Club||B+|
|Drowned in Sound||8/10|
|The Line of Best Fit||8.5/10|
Following the film's premier at Cannes Film Festival, Lopatin's score won the festival's Soundtrack Award. It was later released as an album via Warp Records. The album has received generally positive reviews from critics, with an aggregate score of 79 out of 100 at Metacritic.
Ashley Hampson of Exclaim! wrote that "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." Sean O'Neal of The A.V. Club called it "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." Q stated that "its tight-wound electronica is perfect for anyone wanting a visual-free sensation of mounting suspense in the comfort of their own home." Ben Beaumont-Thomas of The Guardian noted the inspiration of composers such as John Carpenter, Brad Fiedel, and Vangelis but stated that "the sheer density and erratic energy is all Lopatin’s own." He described Iggy Pop's guest appearance as one of the singer's "great late-period triumphs."
|4.||"Hospital Escape / Access-A-Ride"||4:11|
|5.||"Ray Wakes Up"||3:51|
|6.||"Entry to White Castle"||2:25|
|10.||"The Acid Hits"||3:44|
|11.||"Leaving the Park"||5:13|
|13.||"The Pure and the Damned" (featuring Iggy Pop)||4:29|
- Daniel Lopatin – writing, production, mixing
- Gabriel Schuman – mixing, engineer
- Dave Kutch – mastering
- Caleb Halter – design
- Jason Harvey – Illustration
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- McDermott, Patrick D. "Oneohtrix Point Never's Good Time Soundtrack Is Already A Classic". The Fader. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
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- Phares, Heather. "Oneohtrix Point Never Good Time [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
- O'Neal, Sean. "Oneohtrix Point Never makes a confident foray into film scores with Good Time". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
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- Beaumont-Thomas, Ben. "Oneohtrix Point Never: Good Time OST review – stunning thriller soundtrack includes standout Iggy ballad". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
- Cartledge, Luke. "The Importance of Context: Oneohtrix Point Never's Good Time OST". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
- Geffen, Sasha. "Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
- Yoshida, Emily (August 14, 2017). "How Good Time Director Josh Safdie and Composer Daniel Lopatin Got Iggy Pop to Write Them a Heartbreaking Ballad". Vulture. New York Media. Retrieved May 18, 2019.