Apparently there are four tracks on here that were originally intended for Johnny Jewel's cruelly aborted 'Drive' soundtrack. However Hollywood's loss is our gain with an inspired album of imaginary scores which have been afforded the full artistic license they deserve, denied by the fatcat producers.
From pulsing, metronomic Italo-themed pieces to beautiful, melodic synth laments, this 2 hour collection astonishingly doesn't dip in quality over its course. All of the tracks instantly create a mini movie-scene in your mind with heady imagery and (perhaps obviously) provide a killer driving soundtrack.
The album is not slavish in its approach to homage with an eye as much on sleek futurism as on creating Fabio Frizzi/Claudio Simonetti facsimiles. The overall vibe is of an urban twilight with menace and intrigue just round the bend.
Along with the excellent 'Drokk' this is streets ahead of your average 'real' soundtrack. Highly recommended for fans of emotive 80's synth scores and slick Michael Mann-esque road warrior pretensions.