Listen to Snippets of the 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack by Daft Punk
First impression? Well, it's a score. So they're not the usual dance tracks that you'd hear from Daft Punk. They, you know, sound like something you would put over moving images on a screen. And, if you remember, there's a 90-piece orchestra instead of the usual Daft Punk synthesizer moving the tracks along. Read why they used an orchestra after the jump.
"Synths are a very low level of artificial intelligence, whereas you have a Stradivarius [violin] that will live for a thousand years," said Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. "We knew from the start that there was no way we were going to do this film score with two synthesizers and a drum machine."
Bandmate Thomas Bangalter added: "This project is by far the most challenging and complex thing we have ever been involved with.
"Coming from our background of making electronic music in a small bedroom, then ending up having our music performed by a 90-piece orchestra--we are lucky to have had the opportunity to experience some powerful moments artistically over the years, but recording this orchestra was a very intense experience."
The album will be released Dec. 7.