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So much movie music sounds like just that: movie music. It’s rare these days to come across a score with character that really makes you sit up and listen.

One musician who consistently manages to pull that off is punk drummer-turned-composer Cliff Martinez, whose work can be heard in two places this month: trippy supermodel horror film “The Neon Demon” and Season two of Cinemax’s turn-of-the-century hospital drama “The Knick.” These are just about the coolest electronic music scores to grace the screen since Tangerine Dream and Vangelis were active in the 1980s, and the recent synthwave trend — see “Stranger Things” and “Mr. Robot” — seems to be playing catch-up.

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