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The Matrix Score

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Audio CD, Soundtrack, May 4, 1999
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Davis,Don ~ Matrix

Musically avant-garde elements have been utilized in film scores for decades, usually as shock elements to denote horror or the otherworldly. In recent times, modern composer Philip Glass has enjoyed varying degrees of success adapting his minimalist techniques to film scoring. Given that background, Don Davis's powerful, innovative score to the Wachowski brothers' 1999 sci-fi hit The Matrix has all the makings of a landmark. Utilizing his extensive interest and training in the avant-garde, Davis has composed what's been touted as the first "New York school postmodern" film score, a jarring departure from his hugely successful work as an orchestrator of such populist fare as Titanic, Pleasantville, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story. The Matrix weds Davis's mastery of musical detail and coloration to a largely atonal postmodern concerto that's complex, dark, and unrelenting. Many film scores have driven tonal writing and heroic motifs into the ground; Davis's deft, sparing use of them here places them in stark, effective relief. The Matrix offers up a rewarding orchestral challenge that may just be a decade--or two--ahead of its time. --Jerry McCulley

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Main Title/Trinity Infinity
  2. Unable To Speak
  3. The Power Plant
  4. Welcome To The Real World
  5. The Hotel Ambush
  6. Exit Mr. Hat
  7. A Virus
  8. Bullet-Time
  9. Ontological Shock
  10. Anything Is Possible

Product details

  • Audio CD (May 4, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: May 4, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • Run Time: 136 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000IPSD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,247 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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