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Daft Punk's Tron Legacy Score Leaked Online Youtube user alexdaft26 has uploaded the entire soundtrack in nine films on youtube.
posted by dabitch (55 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very Cylob-y. Nice.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:52 AM on July 30, 2010


What do you think...an intentional viral leak or will this disappear quickly???
posted by HuronBob at 5:54 AM on July 30, 2010


I was wondering why that awful trailer before inception had oddly engaging music.
posted by milarepa at 5:56 AM on July 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


I so wish there would be a YouTube for audio. And I'm sure there are loads of sites which could be used like that, I mean a site that actually would be used like that. This whole "Oh, I have some music I want to upload, what shall I do? I know! I'll turn it into a one frame video so I can upload it to YouTube!" thing annoys me.
posted by bjrn at 5:59 AM on July 30, 2010


That said, I'm glad it got leaked, or "leaked". There are some nice tunes there.
posted by bjrn at 6:02 AM on July 30, 2010


I so wish there would be a YouTube for audio. And I'm sure there are loads of sites which could be used like that, I mean a site that actually would be used like that. This whole "Oh, I have some music I want to upload, what shall I do? I know! I'll turn it into a one frame video so I can upload it to YouTube!" thing annoys me.

I think they have such a thing...it's called iTunes! Oh wait, you have to pay for that. You want a site that lets you upload music for free and share it without any restrictions?!
posted by Fizz at 6:02 AM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


bjm: soundcloud.com
posted by empath at 6:03 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nice sound. Any chance it's not the real deal?
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 6:05 AM on July 30, 2010


If it vanishes in 5...4...3... we can be pretty sure it was the real deal. Disney are really protective over Tron stuff.
posted by dabitch at 6:10 AM on July 30, 2010


I so wish there would be a YouTube for audio

A site which has user generated music content with intuitive controls and minimalistiic advertising infringing on your enjoyment? Hmm... wonder where that could be?
*cough*
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:11 AM on July 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


I so wish there would be a YouTube for audio

* Waves wand and sort of solves the problem *

Ta da! Listen to You Tube
posted by MuffinMan at 6:14 AM on July 30, 2010 [6 favorites]


Haven't listened to these tracks yet, but here are some of the tracks which are actually on the official website, link goes to a radio station that managed to get the extended versions.
posted by doobiedoo at 6:21 AM on July 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


This one seems to borrow from Purple Haze.
posted by Cookiebastard at 6:22 AM on July 30, 2010


...and they sound nothing alike, am pretty sure this isn't the official soundtrack.

It's amazing how many fake outs this soundtrack has generated!
posted by doobiedoo at 6:26 AM on July 30, 2010


> You want a site that lets you upload music for free and share it without any restrictions?!

Yeah, you know like YouTube does with videos?


What I meant was that I wished people would use something like Soundcloud more instead of doing this whole stupid video thing when all they want to share is audio. There are loads and loads of "videos" on youtube which are only there because the uploader wanted to share the audio, and only have a still image so it can qualify for youtube uploading. It's just a pet peeve of mine.
posted by bjrn at 6:27 AM on July 30, 2010


Hmm, I don't know if this is real but what I heard, I liked. I remember when the last Daft Punk album was leaked, many people said it wasn't real because it wasn't all that good-- they were wrong.
posted by chaz at 6:27 AM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I honestly think Daft Punk was a terrible choice for this. They make good house music, but I wouldn't consider their style atmospheric enough for soundtrack work. Someone like Trentemoller would have been much better.
posted by empath at 6:32 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think they have such a thing...it's called iTunes!

Ha ha ha! Oh god [wipes tears] ha ha ha…

You gotta warn people if you're gonna be cracking jokes like that so early in the morning.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:33 AM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I much prefer what I'm hearing in your link doobiedoo.
posted by dabitch at 6:40 AM on July 30, 2010


I think this is fake.
The first track was used at the Tron event as last years comic-con-but the rest of it is a pretty poor daft punk impression. I'd be shocked if these turn out to be legit (I think it's more likely the tracks will be disappointing because they are soundtrack-y more than daft punk-y)
posted by jaksoul at 7:00 AM on July 30, 2010


I much prefer what I'm hearing in your link doobiedoo.

Seconded.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:08 AM on July 30, 2010


Was his score on the original Tron or Deadly Discs? Because I could rock the original!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:10 AM on July 30, 2010


You want a site that lets you upload music for free and share it without any restrictions?!

Oh do we want to start on that? In that case, you know what? My answer is yes. I want everything free all the time. Five years ago I was tired of paying $30 for a record that had maybe two decent tracks - I'm looking at you, Interpol album number 3 - and at this exact point in time I'm tired of using up 100MB of my download limit to get your not-very-good album. Mediocrity is fine, just don't expect me to be charged for it.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:11 AM on July 30, 2010


Someone like Trentemoller would have been much better.

Yeah, Trentemoller or maybe Ulrich Schnauss might have been a lot better, but of course they don't have star power like Daft Punk does. Sadly.
posted by echo target at 7:17 AM on July 30, 2010


chiming in again with fake, when i got to links 3 and 4 it sounds nothing like daft punk. DP has a really hard compressed sound, no namby-pamby beats like those. we've been had, my friends.
posted by Mach5 at 7:18 AM on July 30, 2010


I so wish there would be a YouTube for audio.

Grooveshark
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:20 AM on July 30, 2010


You want a site that lets you upload music for free and share it without any restrictions?!

God knows that would never work for videos!
posted by kmz at 7:24 AM on July 30, 2010


doobiedoo's link sounds much more cinematic to me, plus I recognize that first track from the trailer.

I think my biggest hope for Tron: Legacy is that we get a game out of it as good as Tron 2.0 (which had some pretty cool music by Wendy Carlos).
posted by wundermint at 7:37 AM on July 30, 2010


Okay, after listening to doobiedoo's link, I'll retract my previous insinuation that Daft Punk wouldn't make good movie music. Sounds like they've got the right ideas in those tracks.
posted by echo target at 7:54 AM on July 30, 2010


jaksoul: “I think this is fake... The first track was used at the Tron event as last years comic-con-but the rest of it is a pretty poor daft punk impression.”

Mach5: “chiming in again with fake, when i got to links 3 and 4 it sounds nothing like daft punk. DP has a really hard compressed sound, no namby-pamby beats like those. we've been had, my friends.”

"Really hard compressed sound, no namby-pamby beats"? I love Daft Punk as much as anybody, but fuck – "a pretty poor Daft Punk impression" is actually what I thought the last time I tried (again) to listen to their last album.

I have no doubt that this is authentic Daft Punk. They're just as capable as anybody else of phoning it in and making subpar music. They are human, after all.
posted by koeselitz at 7:56 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, most of these songs are on the official Daft Punk web page. So if you think they're "fake," well, that would mean that Daft Punk have hired someone to create "fake" tracks for them to distribute. Which would be silly and sort of dumb. Kind of like "The Brainwasher."
posted by koeselitz at 7:59 AM on July 30, 2010


I can't listen at the moment but do they match up with this sneak peek?
posted by jeffmik at 8:00 AM on July 30, 2010


jeffmik: “I can't listen at the moment but do they match up with this sneak pee?”

Yes, this leak only adds three more (relatively short) tracks.
posted by koeselitz at 8:02 AM on July 30, 2010


Oh wait, you have to pay for that. You want a site that lets you upload music for free and share it without any restrictions?!

Mixcrate is my preferred option.
posted by yeloson at 8:17 AM on July 30, 2010


Speaking of Trentemoller, man was his latest album a major snoozefest. What a disappointment.
posted by milarepa at 8:54 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: do they match up with this sneak pee?
posted by eyeballkid at 9:14 AM on July 30, 2010


Yeah. This isn't Daft Punk. When we do finally get to hear the real Tron soundtrack, we're all going to think "that's why they asked Daft Punk to do it". It's going to be striking and new. It's not going to sound like something some kid whipped up in their bedroom with Fruity Loops and a copy of Discovery.

Some of us won't like it. Some of us will love it. Either way, there will be absolutely no doubt that Daft Punk wrote it.
posted by Sutekh at 9:15 AM on July 30, 2010


What do you mean they're on the official Daft Punk page? Link? Because at least to my ears, this is soo hilariously Not Daft Punk.
posted by naju at 9:19 AM on July 30, 2010


It's not beyond the pale that they would create fakes and leak them. It's happened before.

I wouldn't mind something like Michael Kamen and Orbital teaming up again, as they did for the Event Horizon soundtrack. Obviously, something a little lighter would be called for. Just a hint of Tangerine Dream. Tron was not full of the grimdark the way Event Horizon was.
posted by adipocere at 9:22 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


The first trailer for the Tron sequel got my interest because it was very atmospheric w/minimal dialog. As additional new trailers have been released with "narrative" and "dialog", I have been less interested.

In any case, my vote for the artist I'd most like to see score a Tron sequel is Amon Tobin, whose recent work continues to tickle my fancy.
posted by jeremias at 9:22 AM on July 30, 2010


“Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski described his meeting with Daft Punk as being a ‘mysterious pancake breakfast in L.A.’ And yes, they were wearing the helmets.”
posted by koeselitz at 9:26 AM on July 30, 2010


Daft Punk is playing at my house (in case anyone wants to know if the tracks are real.) My house.
posted by haveanicesummer at 9:35 AM on July 30, 2010


As much as I enjoy the fizzy cotton candy fun music of Daft Punk, I can't help but daydream about a score to the new Tron produced in collaboration between DP and the brilliant Wendy Carlos instead of just another pop culture reboot. I'd dearly love to hear the timeless hooks and motives of the original score brought into the 21st century by Daft Punk, but I guess Wendy doesn't sell to the teenybopper cotillion, alas.
posted by sonascope at 9:35 AM on July 30, 2010


naju: “What do you mean they're on the official Daft Punk page? Link? Because at least to my ears, this is soo hilariously Not Daft Punk.”

Sorry; thought they had a page about this on the Tron website. But they are officially-announced tracks. They're in the four or five trailers for the film that have come out so far, and they were featured at this year's Comic-Con, where a lot of the tracks were heard prominently. A few of the songs apparently didn't appear either at the Comic-Con or in the trailers, but almost all of them did; and those sources are as official as you get, really.

adipocere: “It's not beyond the pale that they would create fakes and leak them. It's happened before.”

Er... that was Ben Folds, right? I don't think Daft Punk have ever intentionally released fake music, and I somehow don't believe they would. Moreover, I don't believe they'd create an elaborate situation where movie trailers and huge Comic-Con displays all featured this fake music, all in a clever and grand ruse intended to surprise us.

It's not beyond the pale that Daft Punk would make lame, disappointing music. It's happened before.
posted by koeselitz at 9:42 AM on July 30, 2010


Oh, I'm just pointing out that musicians actually do fakeouts like that, not necessarily Daft Punk. It's not an unknown phenomenon, that's all.

Yeah, let's throw Carlos into the dream collaboration, while we're wishing for things. Toto isn't doing anything — let's see if they have some unused Dune scraps that could be incorporated into the mix. And some Schneider TM, circa Zoomer.

A Tron film begs for a serious score. Sure, you want something electronic, that's a gimme. At the same time, you still want to know This is a Film Score, not just an assemblage of hot tracks by artists you like. And then you have to consider the Tron aesthetic itself: spare, minimalist. Glowing lines drawn across nearly black and featureless spaces. The matching sound would have quiet background drones with clear, hyper, repeating themes drawn out on instruments with not-too-many harmonics. Depth, rather than richness.

So, we trick all of them into being in a very large studio together and we lock them in with lots of drugs. They don't get out until we have our score.
posted by adipocere at 9:51 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


They're in the four or five trailers for the film

If you've been referring to doobiedoo's link, I'll retract my statement. I'm talking about the stuff I'm hearing in the original post, which sound a bit like a stoned teenager messing around with FruityLoops presets.
posted by naju at 9:52 AM on July 30, 2010


So the lack of new Daft Punk music over the last few months caused me to go find their solo work

Guy Manuel, the golden helmet guy, started a label called Cryamoure, and did a bunch of work under the name Le Knight Club.

Rhumba
Nymphae Song
Santa Claus

Thomas Bangalater (silver helmet) did a bunch of stuff under his Roule label

Spinal Scratch
Extra Dry
Colossus

and he was also behind the late 90's dance hit Music Sounds Better With You. Collaborating under the name Stardust

And the soundtrack to Irreversible

and that is the FPP I never got around to makeing
posted by hellojed at 10:03 AM on July 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


Cinematical is reporting that Disney says all the YouTube tracks featured in the FPP are fakes (but doesn't provide a source).
posted by hippybear at 10:10 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


naju: “If you've been referring to doobiedoo's link, I'll retract my statement. I'm talking about the stuff I'm hearing in the original post, which sound a bit like a stoned teenager messing around with FruityLoops presets.”

Holy crap, WOW. Yeah, I've been listening to the stuff doobiedoo linked for the past week here, ever since it was featured on Resident Advisor, and I've been saying to myself "hrmm, not so great, but not bad I guess..." which is what I thought people were doing here. Like an idiot, I assumed the youtube stuff was just rips of those tracks.

What is that shit on youtube? It's ridiculous. It's not even funny as a joke.
posted by koeselitz at 10:38 AM on July 30, 2010


You know, speaking of fake music, the rumor I heard when Aphex Twin released Drukqs was that he had just collected a bunch of the fake Aphex Twin tracks that people had been passing around and thrown them on a double album. I'm still not entirely sure that's false.
posted by echo target at 11:13 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Okay this is pretty bizzare. We had a a post on july 24th that had a link to leaked TRON tracks which are, like, totally different then the ones on YouTube. They were also much more 'movie like', dramatic sounding, atmospheric, and, you know, way better.

So I'm pretty sure the Youtube tracks are fake. They sound like crappy dance music, not what you would have in a film like this.
posted by delmoi at 12:43 PM on July 30, 2010


(Original) Tron in 5:30 to Daft Punk (prior self-post) (previously)
posted by mrgrimm at 2:39 PM on July 30, 2010


It seems as if the Soundcloud playlist is down. Can anyone else confirm this?
posted by Taft at 10:44 PM on July 30, 2010


Wait a minute, Wendy Carlos has nothing to do with this Tron sequel?

What. The. Fuck. Master. Control.

End of line.
posted by scrowdid at 12:41 AM on July 31, 2010


Pitchfork also says the YT tracks are fake, and that Seattle radio station took down it's links, but the 11.5mb of low-quality samples are floating around. They sound decent and rather music-scorey, which seems fitting for a soundtrack and all. Definitely not rehashing Daft Punk sounds or songs for the movie. You can also hear (very quiet) music samples on the official Disney movie website.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:39 PM on August 1, 2010


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