The Drifters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
“The first thing that we noticed about The Drifters is how it looks – the prime colours and composition of shots is captivating. We wanted to try and make the music jump out in the same way.
Early in the process Ben Bond, the director, mentioned that he’d like the score to feel like sketches. He used jazz as a reference. Not necessarily for harmonic influence but for using improvisation as a starting point on cues.
As a consequence of this, the building blocks for nearly all the cues are recordings of the 3 of us playing live together, to the picture, using prewritten chord charts. We are also accompanied by the drummer / percussionist Henry Appleby on much of the score.
Sometimes, but not always, we added additional material to these live sketches.
Hopefully, this has done justice to the film, which is both a charming love story and, we think, an eloquent love letter to the invaluable gift of freedom of movement.” – Zero VU