Listen to Snippets of the 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack by Daft Punk

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If, like us, you can't wait to hear Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack, AND have Attention Deficit Disorder anyway, you can head on over to Amazon to listen to 30 second snippets of each track on the album.


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.

Here's what Daft Punk told Factmag.com via NME:


"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.


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