In less than a week, fans will revisit the dystopian world of the Matrix franchise for the first time in 18 years.
Considered one of the most successful films of the year, Tentpole also features a top-notch soundtrack composed by longtime composers Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer.
The impressive duo of Klimek and Tykwer have already proven themselves with the success of their contributions to the 2012 soundtrack for Cloud Atlas, a film also written and directed by Lana Wachowski of The Matrix. Klimek and Tykwer's work on the soundtrack was critically acclaimed and earned them a Golden Globe nomination.
With the upcoming release of The Matrix Resurrections soundtrack, which includes 24 originals and 11 remixes, Tykwer stated that there is a strong "musical legacy" to be preserved if accepted on this project.
"In my opinion, the Matrix trilogy is one of the greatest film scores of all time," said Tykwer. “And what is particularly great about it is that, to my knowledge, it was also one of the first film scores that implemented electronic music in this way and combined it with progressive late-modern orchestral music. A movement began that we pay tribute to with this music. "
Tykwer's explanation fits seamlessly with the first edition of the upcoming album, the “Exomorph” remix of the “Neo and Trinity Theme”. Combining the original, industrial sound of early techno with the cathartic orchestral elements of a high-stakes film score, the track offers a fresh twist on a style we would otherwise have expected during The Matrix's heyday in the early 90s.
Check out the route below. The full soundtrack for The Matrix Resurrections will be released on December 17th, five days before the movie's opening day.