The Animatrix

The Animatrix


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Building on the Matrix film franchise, the Wachowski brothers hired a team of animators to create several short anime films that provide back story for the popular movie series. The short films also serve as a springboard for the third installment of the trilogy, due in Fall 2003. Like its sister movie soundtracks, the accompanying Animatrix soundtrack complements the story's futuristic setting with pulsing electronica and techno. The tone is set by Death in Vegas's New Order–like "Hands Around My Throat"; Meat Beat Manifesto's pumping electronic beeps and snappy beats on "Martenot Waves"; and Photek's hypnotic, sound effects–laden "Ren2," peppered with fuzz guitar. Junkie XL -- best known for his chart-topping remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" -- checks in with the trance-inducing "A Beauty That Never Fades," which suggests Paul Oakenfold, and the frantic "Red Pill, Blue Pill," which refers to a major plot point in The Matrix and incorporates film dialogue. Other highlights include Overseer's contrasting mix of block-rocking beats and subtle string arrangements on "Supermoves" and the swirling, ambient "Who Am I?" from Peace Orchestra, a side project from down-tempo master Peter Kruder of Kruder & Dorfmeister. This headphone-ready soundtrack acts as both an essential component to the Matrix series and a timely summation of electronica circa 2003.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2003
Label: Warner Home Video
UPC: 0085392776122
catalogNumber: 27761

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hubert Tubbs   Vocals

Technical Credits

Gary LeMel   Music Executive
Ben Watkins   Composer
John Herndon   Composer
Dan Bitney   Composer
Robert Howes   Composer
Doug Frank   Music Executive
Peter Kruder   Composer,Producer
Matthew Benjamin   Composer
Junkie XL   Composer,Producer
Mabi Thobejane   Composer
Adam Freeland   Composer
Damian Taylor   Producer
Layo Paskin   Composer
Richard Fearless Maguire   Composer
Nicola Kuperus   Composer
Adam Lee Miller   Composer
Jamie Stevens   Composer
Frank Xavier   Composer
Kiran Shahani   Composer
Ramin Sakurai   Composer
Rupert Parkes   Composer
Rick Torres   Composer
Don Davis   Composer

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