Resurrecting the Matrix

December 17, 2021

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS Soundtrack is Out from WaterTower Music

WaterTower Music has today released THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – which features the music from visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski’s long-awaited 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 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.

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.

The Matrix Resurrections sees composers Johnny Klimek (CLOUD ATLAS, DEADWOOD, RUN LOLA RUN)  & Tom Tykwer (Director – CLOUD ATLAS, RUN LOLA RUN, BABYLON BERLIN),  who have worked closely together and co-composed since 1996, reunite with close friend, collaborator, and THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS Director/Co-Writer/Producer Lana Wachowski. Their 2012 collaboration on CLOUD ATLAS garnered a Golden Globe Nomination for Klimek and Twyker’s work on the film’s music.

Tom Tykwer discussed the composers’ work on THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS. “There’s a powerful and distinct musical legacy here. 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.”

Klimek elaborated, “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.

Both THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS: The Remixes will be available for pre-order as 2XLP, limited-edition vinyl releases through Mondo (MondoShop.com) in the very near future.

Gudrun Gut’s story spans many years, scenes, and sounds, from the “ingenious dilettantes” subculture of early 1980’s Berlin as part of Mania D, Einstürzende Neubauten, and Malaria! to Matador into an expansive solo catalog of later work. She has founded record labels, been radio presenter and producer, curated festivals, participated on the advisory committee for Musicboard Berlin, and since 2016 part of the artist funding jury of Initiative Musik DE, and performed at The Royal Albert Hall with Âme as part of an Innervisions label night.

Eclectic Youth Influenced by electronic sounds, cinematic landscapes and club-oriented beats, Eclectic Youth (a.k.a. EEOOAAEE) is focused on translating real life’s experiences into dynamic musical pictures to inspire and trigger a new eclectic scene focused on bringing people together. A celebration of all the differences that make us unique and that push us to look for our own kind, twin souls, brothers and sisters, friends, PEOPLE. Free from our egos we will connect and discover a new way to BE.

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is now available at these links.

About the film:

In THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, 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.

via Water Tower Music

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