Daniel Lopatin, who records as Oneohtrix Point Never, worshipped Quentin Tarantino as a kid. “My first Hotmail account password was ‘Quentin,’” says the 34-year-old. His score to Good Time, a thriller starring Robert Pattinson out Aug. 11, draws upon “the taxonomies of camp and kitsch” in Tarantino films. His synth-heavy collection -- including a single, “The Pure and the Damned,” which features Iggy Pop -- won the soundtrack award at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
What influenced the ’70s vibe of your soundtrack?
We used to call it “wall-prog” back in the day: taking these prog-synth bands and making this wall of sound. Technology just hadn’t caught up with us yet. When I was making those records, this [style] is what I was ultimately trying to do.