When director Joseph Kosinski revealed that he’d approached Daft Punk to score the Tron: Legacy film and that they’d said “Yes”, many heads exploded. Who better to score a Tron flick than Daft Punk!? (No answers on postcards please!)
Several pieces from the Tron: Legacy soundtrack have hit the web and you can listen to them here.
Now if you’re expecting a bunch of chopped up killer disco samples put through a filter with some four on the floor kicks chucked over the top and some super wicked mixing, then you’ll be disappointed. This is a film soundtrack score. Not a new Daft Punk album. Although watching a Light cycle race to “Technologic” would be pretty awesome.
I for one give a thumbs up for what I’ve heard of Daft Punk’s offering so far. Then again, I love Daft Punk so much I’d swear blind their work was awesome even if it sucked toes. I always dig when musicians do something outside of what they normally do and completely switch gears. No doubt their work on a Hollywood film score will colour their next studio album. God knows when that’ll ever see the light of day. I’ve given up all hope of a follow up to Human after all.