Formerly of Alternative Rock jokesters Pop Will Eat Itself, Clinton Darryl Mansell (born 7 January 1963) is a composer who is mainly known for his work in film soundtracks. And what soundtracks they are...
Characterized by minimalism, high emotional torque, and frequently being horribly creepy, many of his tracks have become just as recognizable as the movies themselves.
Has done music for:
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Fountain
- Smokin' Aces
- Definitely, Maybe
- The Wrestler
- Black Swan
- Mass Effect 3
- The Iron Lady (rejected and replaced by Thomas Newman)
- Ghost in the Shell
- Black Mirror: San Junipero
Tropes used/exemplified by this composer:
- Amen Break: In the Pi soundtrack, the first ("πr^2") and last ("2πr") tracks (whose titles represent the area and circumference of a circle) use the break. Also, the first measure of the Amen Break meets the golden ratio when visualized.