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4.0 out of 5 stars Short but good, April 30, 2002
This review is from: The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score (Audio CD)
I'll try to describe what each track consists of relative to the film, so that readers can judge for themselves how interested they are in this CD. The original score is very instrumental, and when human voices are included, they aren't singing in words; if the song you're interested in has lyrics, check the 'Music from the Matrix' CD rather than this one.
The tracks are provided in the order in which they occur in the film.
"Main Title/Trinity Infinity" - The opening title sequence and pursuit, beginning where the WB logo fades in. The initial telephone dialing FX are omitted (pity, that).
The song Neo's listening to during the fade-in on his first scene, Dissolved Girl, isn't part of the original score, so it's buried somewhere on the other CD.
"Unable to Speak" - Covers the first "Mr. Anderson" interrogation sequence.
"The Power Plant" - This begins exactly at the point where Neo wakes up in the Power Plant, and ends with the Nebuchadnezzar pickup. The music from the preceding scene - the flute-dominated, 'steeple-chasing' sequence as the team races against the effect of the red pill, with the cool mirror effect - is not included here.
"Welcome to the Real World" - Begins where "The Power Plant" left off. This quiet track features strings and a vocal solo, and ends at the point where Neo's treatment is complete and he first touches the spinal jack.
"The Hotel Ambush" - In the film, this begins with a brief drum solo at the point where Mouse is checking out the Woman in Red poster, waiting for the rest of the team to return. It continues through the walls, and into the ensuing battle.
"Exit Mr. Hat" - Picks up where "The Hotel Ambush" left off, covering the ensuing close encounter with Agent Smith.
"A Virus" - Covers the Morpheus interrogation sequence, beginning with Agent Smith's personal revelation on the nature of humanity, and continuing through the lots-of-guns scene.
"Bullet-time" - Does NOT include the lobby scene's music or that of the elevator afterward, but begins with the chopper pilot's announcement of the attack and ends with the scene giving the track its name.
"Ontological Shock" - Corresponds to the sequence beginning with the breaking of chains, and ending with the shattering of mirror-glass.
"Anything Is Possible" - The climactic confrontation, ending as Neo hangs up at the end of the final phone call. (The end title sequence immediately following is NOT part of the original score; check 'Wake Up' on the 'Music from the Matrix' CD.) Lots of soaring vocals and brass with staccato flute overlay at the high points of the scene.
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