Website for Daft Punk’s ‘TRON Legacy’ soundtrack launched

Posted by · 3:07 pm · September 8th, 2010

Is it really worth getting excited at the possibility of the Academy’s music branch being progressive enough to make room for Daft Punk in this year’s list of Best Original Score nominees?  Ever since the French electronica duo was announced as the composers on “TRON Legacy,” excitement has been through the roof.

This is the most problematic branch of the Academy for reasons illuminated year after year.  And despite letting a few new (if traditionalist) names into the Oscar fold over the last few years, the branch remains fiercely insular.  And you don’t get more outside the box than Daft Punk.

Nevertheless, the score sounds like it could be one of the highlights of a production that has long been rumored to be quite troubled.  And an official site has launched with a taste of what the boys have to offer.

Here is the sample:

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What do you think?  Does quality work like this have a chance in hell of being recognized, or is it just going to prove too drastic a step in the right direction for the musicians to give it a fair shake?




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  • 1 9-08-2010 at 3:17 pm

    Mike_M said...

    I haven’t heard much of troubles with the Tron Legacy production. I am not a huge Tron fan or anything, but the trailers have me really excited, this movie looks cool and fun…

  • 2 9-08-2010 at 3:27 pm

    Lucas said...

    If the composers branch is gonna let any electro-beat soundtracks into their fold, it’ll be Inception’s score (if they even spring for that!)

    But the sample does sound very good.

  • 3 9-08-2010 at 3:44 pm

    James said...

    What Lucas said. I didn’t know there was trouble on the production of the film. When I heard they were getting Daft Punk to do the score, that gave me a sense of relief that these guys might know what their doing. That would be pretty cool if they got recognized, but I don’t see the Academy doing it.

  • 4 9-08-2010 at 4:14 pm

    Paul S said...

    I like Daft Pank, but I didn’t finad anything special with the sample. This might sound “fresh” because it’s electronic music, but it’s actually nothing special in comparison to what similar artists have produced.

    I just heard a small sample though. Maybe the full soundtrack will be a bit more engaging? This one sounded a bit generic (which could mean that most people will like it). But I really would like to see Daft Punk produce something more than just generic music.

  • 5 9-08-2010 at 4:15 pm

    Paul S said...

    I like Daft Pank, but I didn’t hear anything special with the sample. This might sound “fresh” because it’s electronic music, but it’s actually nothing special in comparison to what similar artists have produced.

    I just heard a small sample though. Maybe the full soundtrack will be a bit more engaging? This one sounded a bit generic (which could mean that most people will like it). But I really would like to see Daft Punk produce something more than just generic music.

  • 6 9-08-2010 at 8:30 pm

    Carlo said...

    Sounds awesome!:D the score in the trailer was amazing so I hope it gets some recognition somewhere:)

  • 7 9-08-2010 at 10:54 pm

    Dan said...

    You’ve got to be effing kidding me, right? That sample music was nothing special at all….AT ALL!

  • 8 9-09-2010 at 1:24 am

    Glenn said...

    Considering this branch’s distaste for anything electronic – including iconic and famed scores such as “Blade Runner” and “Mulholland Drive” with their heavy use of synths – I doubt Daft Punk will make the nominees list, but – hey – if they’re gonna take the plunge sooner or later then why not with a world famous artist such as Daft Punk.

    As for the sample, it hardly says much about the rest of the film’s score but it is moody and atmospheric and it’s the first bit of new Daft Punk music in years so I’m keen.

  • 9 9-09-2010 at 9:05 am

    Fitz said...

    I’m willing to hold out hope that Daft Punk can be recognized – not necessarily win, but be recognized.

  • 10 10-22-2010 at 2:08 pm

    Stephen said...

    I doubt it will happen either. The hype is more for the Daft Punk name. I am a huge fan, but the academy doesn’t seem like the group that would nominate robot suited, progressive thinking groups like DP.

    That being said, if they did get nominated, it would be insane. The Oscars would be hilarious if there were just two robots sitting in the crowd….. in suits haha. Maybe even a performance? EPIC.