Esteemed rock critic John Doran meets Clint Mansell in the latest episode of Noisey's The British Masters, a series where John interviews the most influential and colourful figures from British popular music history.
This time round he chats with the former lead singer of Pop Will Eat Itself, Clint Mansell. Since leaving the poster-boys of "grebo" behind for a solo career, Mansell has scored some of the modern history's most impressive films, from Requiem For a Dream to Black Swan.
In John's own words:
"Unlike any of the other interviewees on British Masters, Mansell has had two seperate musical careers of note - which, on the surface at least, don't have any connection. His rawkus grebo band Pop Will Eat Itself lurched out of Stourbridge in 1986, and while often reviled in the press they were experimental, highly popular and quite unlike anything that had come before. When they split in 96, Mansell staked everything on a fresh roll of the dice and moved to America to try and become a soundtrack composer. After scoring the Darren Aronofsky's 'Pi' and 'Requiem For a Dream' it became clear this gamble had paid off - and now he is one of Hollywood's most in demand musicians".
Previous episodes include:
Neil Tennant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USOSo67Trn8
Roots Manuva: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtMid...
Jimmy Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aXgj...
Dizzee Rascal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWViT…
Johnny Marr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIHbCjop4aw
Noel Gallagher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5tu8tFsv_Q
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