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Film and TV critic Clint Worthington (The Spool) talks to a new composer every week about the origins, challenges, and joys of their latest musical scores.

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Film and TV critic Clint Worthington (The Spool) talks to a new composer every week about the origins, challenges, and joys of their latest musical scores.

    Siddhartha Khosla (Only Murders in the Building)

    Siddhartha Khosla (Only Murders in the Building)

    The Emmy nominee talks (and plays) us through his quirky score to the hit Hulu series.

    • 36 min
    Steven Price (Last Night in Soho)

    Steven Price (Last Night in Soho)

    The Oscar-winning composer talks about the swinging, scary '60s sounds of Edgar Wright's psychological thriller.

    • 39 min
    Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist (Night Teeth)

    Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist (Night Teeth)

    Throw a rock at an LA-based thriller, and you can hit any number of stylistic signposts: neon lights, fancy cars, pumping dance clubs, androgynous threats in the night. But in Netflix's Night Teeth, the LA thriller gets some fresh blood - literally! - in the form of a sprightly, energetic vampire flick that still beats with the oddly warm heart of a John Hughes film.
     
    Night Teeth follows a young college student (Jorge Lengeborg Jr.) suddenly saddled with the responsibility of chauffeuring around two young women (Lucy Fry and Debby Ryan) for a night of debauchery. But naturally, it turns out they're vampires, and he's caught in the middle of a coup amongst the city's blood-sucking factions.
     
    To keep up with director Adam Randall's pulse-pounding style, Night Teeth makes great use of electronic, synth, and hip-hop music, anchored by an endearingly droning score from composer partners Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist. Together, the pair have scored works like Apple TV+'s Dickinson and NBC's Good Girls. Now, they bring their significant experience with textured, layered synths and hypnotic beats to Night Teeth's neon-soaked menagerie of mayhem.
     
    Together, the composers sat down to talk to me about their long road to getting the gig at Night Teeth, the complicated process of working around temp tracks, and treating their score like a mixtape for the characters' wild, supernatural night in LA.
     
    You can find Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist at their official websites.
     
    Night Teeth is currently streaming on Netflix. You can also listen to the score on your preferred music streaming service courtesy of Milan Records.

    • 36 min
    Harry Gregson-Williams (The Last Duel)

    Harry Gregson-Williams (The Last Duel)

    The composer talks to us about his long collaboration with Ridley Scott, and the unconventional score for the medieval drama.

    • 23 min
    Cliff Martinez (Drive)

    Cliff Martinez (Drive)

    The acclaimed composer talks about his synth-soaked score for the 2011 classic.

    • 31 min
    Laura Karpman (What If...?)

    Laura Karpman (What If...?)

    The composer talks about blending the old and the new for Marvel's animated anthology series.

    • 24 min

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