The Matrix Music from the Motion Picture (2LP-Set)
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 12:52PM
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  • Released in 1999 at the Height of Y2K Anxiety, The Matrix Ranks as One of the Greatest Science Fiction Films of All Time

  • A Trend-Setting Blend of Japanese Animé, Hong Kong Martial Arts Films, Cyperpunk Sci-Fi, and Hacker Hero Worship

  • Its Paranoid View of a Grim Future Marked by Blanket Surveillance and Pathological Interconnectedness Looks More Prophetic by the Day

  • The Soundtrack to The Matrix Was Similarly Forward-Looking, Eschewing the Obligatory Blues- Based Heavy Metal Guitar Rock for the Breakbeat and Electronic Sounds Making Inroads into Popular Music at the Time

  • A Neck Snapping Blend of Electronica, Hip Hop, and Stoner Metal Perfectly in Tune with the Film’s Cinematographic “Bullet Time” Innovations

  • Never Before Released on Vinyl

  • Features Such Artists as Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Ministry, Rage Against the Machine, Prodigy, and Rammstein

  • Real Gone Music’s 2-LP Set Comes in a Newly Designed Gatefold Package Featuring Production Stills from the Film 

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    The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Red and Blue Pill Vinyl Version). (2LP-Set) Limited to 1,500 copies

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    Every decade or so a science fiction film comes along that captures the Zeitgeist and simultaneously casts a searchlight into the murk of what’s to come. Such a film was The Matrix. Released in 1999 to a public already grappling with huge technological change and subject to Y2K hysteria whipped up by the media, The Matrix wove such au courant tropes as Japanese animé, Hong Kong martial arts films, cyperpunk sci-fi, and hacker hero worship into a tale of druggy paranoia whose vision of a grim future marked with universal surveillance and pathological interconnectedness actually looks less paranoid by the day. And its soundtrack was similarly forward-looking. Instead of offering the blues-based, heavy metal rock that might have populated the score had the movie been made a decade before, The Matrix tapped into the new, breakbeat electronic sounds making inroads into popular music. The result was a propulsive audio ride perfectly mated to the film’s cinematographic “bullet time” innovations, a doom-laden, neck-snapping blend of stoner metal, hip hop and electronica. Now, Real Gone Music is proud (in fact, we’re pinching ourselves…is this some machine-made illusion?) to present, for the first time EVER on vinyl, the original soundtrack to The Matrix in a limited (what else?) “red and blue pill” vinyl edition. The 2-LP set comes in a newly-designed gatefold package featuring stills from the original film production …like Morpheus says, this is your last chance!


    Side 1:

    1. Rock Is Dead - Marilyn Manson

    2. Spybreak! (Short One) – Propellerheads

    3. Bad Blood - Ministry 

    Side 2:

    1. Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Mix) - Rob D

    2. Prime Audio Soup - Meat Beat Manifesto

    3. Leave You Far Behind - Lunatic Calm

    Side 3:

    1. Mindfields – Prodigy

    2. Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix) - Rob Zombie 

    3. My Own Summer (Shove It) – Deftones

    4. Ultrasonic Sound – Hive

    Side 4:

    1. Look to Your Orb for Warning - Monster Magnet 

    2. Du Hast - Rammstein

    3. Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine


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