Plutonic Rainbows

College - Shanghai

College is the alias of David Grellier, a French electronic artist who contributed one of his songs on the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film Drive.

The album is a collection of film scores that are highly evocative - so much so that listening to these tracks, I kept wishing for some visual accompaniment. There are lots of slow-moving synth pads and plenty of space around them for the listener to fill in the gaps. Many of the tracks draw on 90s sounds in the fashion of Mark Snow and Angelo Badalamenti.

Shanghai is available on Audio CD in addition to vinyl from the Invada label.