Remixes are disingenuous to me. To me, a remix is a lie. Another artist doing their interpretations of someone else’s music is like taking a copy of the Mona Lisa, changing her face and the color of her clothes and then selling it.
Music is a form of expression, which to my mind means it has to come from the artist one-hundred percent and shouldn’t be messed with once it’s done. I usually don’t bother with remixes on principle.
Still… I love “TRON Legacy”, I love the soundtrack by Daft Punk and I love ElecTRONica at DCA. So, when I found out that this music would be in the new Laserman show at ElecTRONICA, I chose to keep an open mind and give it a fair shake.
This was easy to do since the record has fifteen tracks and is only $5.00. It features remixes by great artists like The Crystal Method and Moby—artists who I know are more than capable of creating their own masterpieces and standing alone.
That said, this is a pretty good record. It irks me a little that there are different remixes of the same song in this record. For example “Son of Flynn” is remixed twice, as is “Derezzed” and "End of Line". All tracks offer something different. Some tracks I would mildly call decent, but the really good ones make this record worth having.
“End of Line” remixed by Boyz Noize is really good, “Rinzler” remixed by Kascade is also one of the better ones and “Solar Sailor” remixed by Pretty Lights is gorgeous.
For five bucks, this record is well worth your money if you’re a fan of the electronica or techno genre. I am still saying this from my high-horse: NONE of these remix tracks measure up to Daft Punk’s original Tron Legacy music, but they do offer something different and I expect to be playing “TRON Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D” over and over, just as I play the original.
I give TRON Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D a 7.5 out of 10