Stephen Lisberger, director of Tron, told D23, “Tron has an analog soul, but it’s a film about CG.” That underlying principle and ultimate philosophy about Tron couldn’t be better summed up than Tron: Legacy’s epic score brought to life through Daft Punk’s musical techno wizardry. Daft Punk’s acoustic wallpaper for Legacy blends electronic music with live orchestral arrangements, especially strings and drums, and takes the movie to a whole new level. For two years, the French duo worked to create a two-CD album, one with the film’s actual score and the second with a soundtrack of dance remixes with a number of other musicians including Crystal Method, Avicii and Moby.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about the conception of their project, Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter said, “Jeff Bridges’ character looks almost like the Ten Commandments. We liked this idea of taking classic Hollywood scores and trying to do them with electronics and 1970s science of conflicting fiction soundtracks with a much darker feel, like John Carpenter. “They also talked about how the film’s duality spoke to them on many levels, particularly what their original albums and masked public roles reflected which further fueled the hybrid nature of their Tron: Legacy score.
And because Tron is a loop between real life and the grid, Daft Punk’s personal style made it easy to give them a cameo in the movie without affecting their looks a bit.