We really hope the Television Academy’s nominating committee’s collective memory lasts longer than it seems to in the coming year, because Steven Soderbergh‘s “The Knick” deserves plenty of Emmy love (read our review). The period based medical drama expands into a look at the upper crust, underclass and sectors in between during the turn of the century era in New York City. Soderbergh directs as if he’s rediscovered his love for storytelling, Clive Owen is doing arguably the best work of his entire career, and tying it all together is Cliff Martinez’s score.
The composer’s trademark electronic, pulsating and throbbing work here has an anachronistic quality that fits “The Knick” perfectly, helping the already fast-moving show keep its momentum. And below, you can hear two tracks from the soundtrack, “Goodnight Nurse Elkins” and “I’m In The Pink,” which both give a sense of the kind of material Martinez contributes to the show (and you can check out another exclusive track here). You’ll definitely want to hear the whole thing, so we’ve got some copies of the soundtrack CD for some lucky readers.
To win, follow us on Twitter and tweet the following: “I want to win the The Knick soundtrack from @ThePlaylist. #WinThePlaylistContest.”
Your final step: just email us your tweet, your full name and address, and the name of three other Soderbergh projects scored by Martinez. Good luck!
“The Knick” soundtrack is now in stores.
Update: Contest closed. Winners will be contacted via email.