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Tron 1.5: Rise of the Virals
October 30, 2009 12:26 PM   Subscribe

By now you're surely aware of Tron Legacy, the sequel to 1982's Tron. Tron Legacy will have a soundtrack by Daft Punk as counterpoint the score in the original composed by Wendy Carlos. But what of the Trons that Never Were? Listen to the soundtrack to Tron 1.5: Rise of the Virals and find out a little about the process behind the sequel that didn't make it.

The story as presented may or may not be true, but Any Way You Want It must be heard to be fully understood.
posted by lekvar (22 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh yeah, via CDM, and just about every other music blog on the net.
posted by lekvar at 12:28 PM on October 30, 2009


Any Way You Want It must be heard to be fully understood.

Wow. *starts dancing on the desk*
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:30 PM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hell yes. I'm two tracks in and I definitely like it.
posted by scrutiny at 12:37 PM on October 30, 2009


Wow, amazing find! Downloading the album now (from the Rapidshare link, WITHOUT the typical hoops to jump through!!!!), and listening via the in-site player in the meantime.

Groovy! Thanks for posting!!!

Music Blogs RAWK!!!
posted by hippybear at 12:42 PM on October 30, 2009


Awesome
posted by vbfg at 12:43 PM on October 30, 2009


Reminds me a bit of Thomas Brinkmann in places.
posted by vbfg at 12:51 PM on October 30, 2009


The original Tron is still a gorgeous movie, but watching it now as someone who understands computers, I find it very difficult to watch, since it makes absolutely 0 sense.
posted by empath at 1:02 PM on October 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Tron Legacy will have a soundtrack by Daft Punk

Which now makes me want to make a video similar to this, only using Bit instead of a Rolly.
posted by quin at 1:16 PM on October 30, 2009


Why does "remix" always equal "busy drums"?
posted by scrowdid at 1:21 PM on October 30, 2009


Why does "remix" always equal "busy drums"?

Because "remix" generally equals "dance remix."
posted by The World Famous at 1:25 PM on October 30, 2009


Why does "dance" generally equal "busy drums"?
posted by scrowdid at 1:26 PM on October 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


Hmm, sounds like generic, budget label techno by bedroom DJs to me. I can't imagine if this movie had come to fruition that the soundtrack when have been released with that track listing.
posted by squeakyfromme at 1:30 PM on October 30, 2009


Why does "dance" generally equal "busy drums"?

Market expectations and trends. Remixes in the 80s tended to have more monotonous and less busy drums than remixes now do. Also, as much as I like that remix of the Journey song for what it is, it's not a particularly sophisticated or well-produced remix, so that probably has something to do with it, too.
posted by The World Famous at 1:34 PM on October 30, 2009


Well, it IS a remix from a decade ago... Things have evolved quite a bit since then in the dance remix world.

I just finished listening to the entire soundtrack, and found it to be a fun, quality listen. Not always the most brilliant, engaging thing going, but lots of fun electronic music, the kind of which I fell in love with back in the Larry Fast / Synergy days, only for a more modern audience. I'll be putting this in my iTunes library for sure!
posted by hippybear at 1:42 PM on October 30, 2009


Why does "dance" generally equal "busy drums"?

See Generation Ecstasy and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life for more detail about the History of Dance Music than anyone really needs.
posted by empath at 1:43 PM on October 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


Tron Legacy will have a soundtrack by Daft Punk

...aaaaand this movie just went from Won't See to Must See.
posted by davejay at 2:12 PM on October 30, 2009


Why would it be in the Won't See category at all? IT'S TRON!
posted by P.o.B. at 4:54 PM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Some more Tron sequels that never got made, courtesy the Brunching Shuttlecocks.
posted by JHarris at 5:31 PM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


If you liked "Any Way You Want It", follow the link to Rhythm Scholar's site and load up. There are some real gems.
posted by Lazlo at 6:59 PM on October 30, 2009


Great find Lekvar! This is awesome stuff.
posted by smoke at 7:00 PM on October 30, 2009


Wow, to think I could have dancing to that Journey remix at the Paladium in the summer of 1998.

*head asplode!*
posted by furtive at 7:24 PM on October 30, 2009


awesome! right up this robot's alley....
if you like this, you should check out _aa_ (via the always free opsound.org)
posted by sexyrobot at 7:34 PM on October 30, 2009


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