Matrix Music Mix
December 10, 2021
THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS: Motion Picture Soundtrack Announcement – And Sample Remix Track
WaterTower Music has today released the new track “Neo and Trinity Theme Exomorph Remix” (a remix from the soundtrack by its composers Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer – listen to it below) – the first music to be heard from visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski’s long-awaited THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, the next chapter in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.
THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features the music of Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer and also includes 11 remixes by Klimek & Tykwer, Marcel Dettmann, Moderna, Thomas Fehlmann, System 01, Esther Silex & Kotelett, Gudrun Gut, Almost Falling, Psychic Health, Eclectic Youth, and Alessandro Adriani.
“There’s a powerful and distinct musical legacy here,” Tykwer said, discussing the composers’ work on THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS. “In my opinion, The MATRIX Trilogy is one of the great scores of all time. And what’s particularly fantastic about it is that it was also, to my knowledge, one of the first film scores that so implemented electronic music and connected it with progressive late-modern orchestral music. It started a movement, which we are paying tribute to with this music. And yet, this film is playful and emotional with complex development, open in every direction. Johnny and I felt our challenge for the music was to pay tribute to The Matrix lineage and also support this cinematic endeavor of expanding that legacy to explore new direction. That needs to be represented in the music and that is what we are trying to investigate musically.”
Elaborated Klimek: “We spent several months working on material for THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, building the main themes, crafting alternative arrangements and electronic variants. We had a lot of fun mixing electronics with classical orchestra. The technology has come so far since I started scoring film.”
The infusion of electronic music into the score ultimately expanded into the inclusion of 11 remixes on the album, and it was an amalgam of inspirations which brought that idea to fruition. Both composers have worked extensively with electronic music, including their work on the celebrated, techno-infused RUN LOLA RUN soundtrack. Further, Lana Wachowski lives in Berlin and is connected to many DJs, remixers, producers and personalities deeply involved with associated with the underground electronic music scene – some of them for more than 30 years – and the well-known Berlin nightclub Berghain. These connections and inspirations organically evolved from a remix idea into the larger inclusion of remixes on the album.
In THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, we return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. And if Thomas…Neo…has learned anything, it’s that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of – or into – the Matrix. Of course, Neo already knows what he has to do. But what he doesn’t yet know is the Matrix is stronger, more secure and more dangerous than ever before. Déjà vu.
The soundtrack is scheduled to be released on December 17, and the film will be in theaters nationwide and on HBO Max via the Ad-Free plan on December 22, 2021; it will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.
Listen to “Neo and Trinity Theme Exomorph Remix:”