Holy shit, have you heard the soundtrack for Tron Legacy yet? It’s balls to the wall amazing. Charles complained to me that it was very electro which I think it dubious criticism since, obviously, it’s not going to sound like a Daft Punk record. That would be just silly. Instead it sounds like a modern, cinematic updating of Wendy Carlos’ original score. I think it’s fantastic and totally fitting to the feel of Tron.
“Derezzed” is the first single of the soundtrack. It is easily the most electro track on the record, the rest of which sounds like outer space robot movie score. The most similar music I’ve heard recently is the scores to Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, both of which stood out to me as exemplary of cinematic music that is also spacey and electronic and minimal and dark and wonderful.
I like that the Tron jousters in the video look more like the original Tron designs than the current updating. It reminds me of the first time I saw the film, on laserdisc, and how much it blew my mind. Later when I learned how painstaking the creation of the film was, I was even more impressed. It is always remarkable when people invent new technology just to make a movie.
A few months ago, I watch Tron again and it kind of sucked, but it was still totally awesome. I can’t wait to see the new one on Christmas Day.