Title - 'White Boy Rick' [OST]
Artist - Max Richter
StudioRichter/Deutsche Grammophon present Max Richter’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Oscar-tipped movie ‘White Boy Rick’, which once again demonstrates why he leads the field.
Directed by Yann Demange and starring Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh, ‘White Boy Rick’ is set in 1980s Detroit amidst the crack epidemic and war on drugs.
It's the story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
1. 'Night Drive'
2. 'Nonviolent Offender'
3. 'What's My Take'
4. 'Ride to Marathon Station'
5. 'Baby Keisha'
6. 'Big Man Now'
7. 'I Don't Like Pancakes'
8. 'Wershe & Son'
10. 'Get On the Ground'
12. 'The Jury's Verdict'
13. 'We're Gonna Take You Home'
14. 'All Alone'
15. 'I Got Everything I Need in Life'
Ambience, electronica, drone, soundtrack music, classical and even post rock motifs are combined in this dynamic and transcendent work, which although exploring new ground is unmistakably Richter; set apart from his influences and peers, and streets ahead of the imitators.
It opens with the quietly brooding, 'Night Drive', the somber tone of the piano-based 'Nonviolent Offender,' and the stern, gentle electronic ambiance of 'What’s My Take,' before the creeping 'Ride To Marathon Station' and the quietly joyous 'Baby Keisha.'
That sentimental track is followed by both 'Big Man Now' and 'I Don’t Like Pancakes,' which is another ambient moment. The beautiful piano piece 'Wershe & Son' is now my personal favorite here and that's backed by more lite ambiance captured within 'Trigger.' The rush of 'Get On The Ground' is next and that's followed by more ambiance in '1985.'
The building wonderment of 'The Jury's Verdict' is next, with the stoic 'We're Gonna Take You Home' thereafter. The album then comes to a close with the passive, dulcet 'All Alone,' leaving just the ethereal ambiance of 'I Got Everything I Need In Life' to bookend the original score just perfectly.
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