The Animatrix soundtrack was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 3, 2003. The disc contains twelve tracks, all of which are electronic in nature. However, nowhere in the credits for the CD does it say which short each song appears in. Also, not all the songs that appear on the CD actually appear in The Animatrix; this is a little puzzling, because some songs that were actually in The Animatrix are not included on the soundtrack. In my opinion, the best songs on the CD are Peace Orchestra's "Who Am I? [Animatrix Edit]," "Layo & Bushwacka!'s "Blind Tiger," Supreme Beings of Leisure's "Under the Gun," Photek's "Ren 2," Death in Vegas' "Hands Around My Throat," Overseer's "Supermoves [Animatrix Remix]," and Juno Reactor's "Conga Fury [Animatrix Mix]."
The final two tracks aren't in any of the shorts, and both include dialogue samples from two of The Matrix films. The first of these is "Red Pill, Blue Pill" by Junkie XL, and the second is "The Real" by Tech Itch. Of these two songs, I have to say that "Red Pill, Blue Pill" is the better one.
If you enjoy the music from The Animatrix, then this soundtrack is worth acquiring. If you like electronic music, but haven't seen The Animatrix, you might also find enjoyment when listening to this soundtrack.
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Lesley Muir Aeschliman (ljaesch)
I'm a freelance writer whocovers anime and manga on her blog, Lesley's Musings... on Anime & Manga. I also have a music blog called AeschTunes that I post at every once in a while. … more
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