Tron Legacy's Daft Punk Soundtrack Website Gets Viral Update
by Alex Billington
September 27, 2010
An odd email was sent out to readers last night alerting them that the website for Tron Legacy's Official Soundtrack by Daft Punk had been updated. The email contained a few bits of real info, but mostly chunks of garbled text which turned out to be real text encoded in Base 64 (decode it here). It said the soundtrack featuring Daft Punk's all new score will go on sale on November 22nd and that you can actually pre-order it on the website right now. To go along with the score, Disney is debuting an exclusive poster specifically for the soundtrack, which will be unveiled on that same website in 12 more days (there is a countdown timer).
One of the pre-order packages contains a copy of the CD, a digital download of the soundtrack, and a "Daft Punk Film Poster" for $40, which is a bit high for music these days, but I think I may even spend the cash for it. The site still has the same Tron Legacy computer terminal design (from an early website in the viral) but now contains plenty of additional info that is partially written in binary. Apparently there will also be a "new track" that will be revealed and downloadable "soon" which I'm guessing means in the next few weeks in advance of the release of the actual album. It's a pretty cool site for simply teasing a movie's soundtrack.
Those are the only big updates we could find for now. I think Disney was just trying to drum up extra buzz for the update with a viral-like email. As far as I know, this website isn't connected with the actual on-going Tron Legacy viral, but it's still pretty nifty. And as a huge Daft Punk fan, this is one soundtrack I'm already desperate to get my hands on. I'm pretty damn excited to see what the Daft Punk Film Poster looks like, too, so we'll be back in 12 days to feature that once it's unveiled. Until then, bookmark: tronsoundtrack.com.