March 27, 2012
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IH: How does your Asian bloodline affect this film, and how did you introduce this project to Linkin Park fans?
MS: Maybe it was very subconscious. I didn’t think about it consciously, at least. Some of the things that I used to watch and happened to me as a kid kind of, as they always do, they came into play when I was making stuff for this film. And in particular, there’s a scene toward the end — the big scene with Mad Dog in the room with the florescent light. It occurred to me today that, when I was growing up here in Los Angeles, in Little Tokyo, they have a New Year celebration every year where they showcase traditional music, traditional Japanese martial arts and, of course, food and celebration and everything. But there’s one thing that happens when they do the martial arts demonstrations. If there is music, it happens right before or right after, where you can hear across the street going on. And I think somehow that influenced that piece — that cue is the traditional elements going on in there, and probably came from something like that. It’s almost something like taiko drums, but it’s not. And of course, to make it true to the personality of the score we were making, we mash those up against the most grinding digital elements. And that’s kind of the personality of the approach of this score. All of that is to say, when I make music, it comes out; it’s very intuitive, it’s very natural… If it sounds familiar, if it sounds like Linkin Park to you, then it’s probably because the same guy is making it. [Laughs] And because of that, I think if Linkin Park fans, as long as they’re into an action film like this one, they’ll definitely be into The Raid.