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.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Can't wait to hear it!
Nick Sears on Sep 27, 2010
The music in the background is awesome. I guess i'll order it. Thanks for the update Alex.
Nithin on Sep 27, 2010
Got the email. It's Tron!! Of Course I'm pre-ordering!!!
atg2040 on Sep 27, 2010
!! looking forward to hearing all of it!!!
cyn on Sep 27, 2010
Dammit. This film is never going to live up to my hype. So excited.
bozo on Sep 27, 2010
NEW VIRAL: + Go to TronSoundtrack.com, and click on the "Tron: Legacy" logo. + Click anywhere outside of the highlighted boxes on the side walls of the site. + Then, in the black space, type in the code "derezzed." (Note: No field will pop up.) An audio clip of Daft Punk's score for "Tron: Legacy" will then play.
inspiredefined on Sep 27, 2010
enter the site an type the word "derezzed" in any part of the screen and you can hear a few seconds of one of the songs from the soundtrack! Amazing =)
Baha on Sep 27, 2010
Very disappointing that there isn't any news of a vinyl edition of the soundtrack yet. Even if there will actually be one. Us collectors need some Daft Punk love too! But awesome news none the less.
Renovatio430 on Sep 27, 2010
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