Daft Punk | Tron: Legacy [soundtrack]

Walt Disney (2010)
By  |  November 22, 2010
3.5 3.5 Stars


During their long tenure as electro's supreme mystery men, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have seen their high-tech trickery folded into the sound of our world. Especially now that anyone can create high-quality electronic music with nothing more than a cheap laptop and a working knowledge of what being fucked up sounds like, we look to Daft Punk every few years to show the young 'uns how it's done. In short: if it's new Daft Punk, we expect it to, uh, faire l'amour to our cochleas. Like a James Cameron CGI FX fest, DP have always put the money on the screen, in audio terms. Which means that, even without the benefit of visuals, this Tron reboot has heartstopping glitch traps and wide yawning sound chasms, pulling your ears through expansive twists and turns that make an orchestral movie soundtrack feel thrillingly visceral. The only other films to get the Daft Punk approbation have been those by un-Disney shock-and-guilt-er Gaspar Noé — but the sheer pomp and grandeur of Tron: Legacy will hardly get mistaken for Bangalter's accompaniment to the queasy violence of Irreversible anytime soon. We'll never know what goes on behind the helmets, but who cares? The sheer audacity of this action-movie-reboot soundtrack is its own reward.

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