CD REVIEW: Daft Punk "Tron: Legacy"

Tron: Legacy (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) [+Digital Booklet]
Daft Punk are probably one of the top five electronic artists in history. They epitomize what it means to push the envelope. Now, in combining their forces with the folks at Disney, Daft Punk has scored their first film, "Tron: Legacy." Since their music, their image, and their futurism is built from (amongst other things) the original 1982 film "Tron" it only made sense that Daft Punk put together the score. Mixing orchestral pieces with their signature robotic and electronic dance sounds, Daft Punk create a piece of musical artwork that transports you right into the world of Tron, with or without having seen the film. The band also makes a cameo appearance as DJs at a club in the film, with two tracks that they spun during their onscreen time being the most amped up of the set, "Derezzed" and "End Of Line." Daft Punk are the definition of what it means to be a musical pioneer, and this new venture into the scoring of films that they have become is sure to be just the first in a long line of films which they will put their musical signature on. Both the movie and the soundtrack are amongst the best of the year in their respective categories.