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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Tofu Records
  • MSRP: 18.98
  • Aspect Ratio: TOF016
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Appleseed

Appleseed Original Soundtrack (2-CD Set)

By Lauren Goodnight     April 04, 2005
Release Date: January 16, 2005


Appleseed Original Soundtrack (2-CD Set)
© Tofu Records


What They Say
Contains 2 CDs - both the Appleseed Original Soundtrack as well as the Appleseed Original Score!

The "Appleseed Original Soundtrack" assembled many of the world's greatest talents in electronica who have become enamored with this film. Featured artists include Japan's preeminent Boom Boom Satellites who composed a total of four songs for this movie including the theme song "Dive For You"; the "Kind of DJ" Paul Oakenfold, who also worked on the music for such Hollywood blockbusters as "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "Swordfish"; Basement Jaxx, the sensation currently conquering dance charts; Carl Craig, the leader of Detroit techno; Ryuichi Sakamoto, the academy-award winning musician who is a source of Japan's musical pride. All these distinguished artists, among others, have contributed original songs to this powerhouse of a soundtrack.

The Review!
From the moment I put this into my player, I felt like I was listening to a combination of the original Matrix CD and the original Mortal Kombat CD. A deftly woven mix of techno and house, the Appleseed soundtrack lives up to the reputation of its technically adventurous film counterpart. A number of familiar and not-so-familiar names came together to produce this disc, and each one puts his or her own stamp on the work in such a way as to make it less "one coherent work" and more "mix tape made for that cute social outcast in Philosophy 101". BOOM BOOM SATELLITES lead the pack with four tracks that range from good to super good, and both Basement Jaxx and Paul Oakenfold show they haven't totally sold out by contributing a track each. However, the Basement Jaxx track, 'Good Luck', was also on the "What's That Sound? Music from and inspired by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" disc, so my sell-out comment isn't completely true. All in all, this album makes me very excited about the film itself, but I'd not tote it around with me for every occasion.

Standout track: White Car: I love this highly original take on the house/deep trance genre because it never fails to send chills up my spine.
Skip-it track: The Dragonfly Who Thought He Was a Mockingbird: This track was nothing more than a very simple ambient beat laid over the producer pressing fast-forward on a number of other tracks. Nothing here of great interest, sadly, even though four minutes in, we almost get a coherent thought.
Where I took it: Grading papers, writing papers
Where it took me: I felt much younger and much older at the same time when this pumped into my ears.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Features
Boom Boom Satellites / Dive For You ,Paul Oakenfold / Burns Attack ,Basement Jaxx / Good Luck (feat. Lisa Kekaula) ,T. Raumschmiere / One Man Army ,Boom Boom Satellites / Bump Over Hills ,Ryuichi Sakamoto / coro ,AtomTM / White Car ,Carl Craig VS. Adult. / Hand to Phone (Appleseed Version),Akufen / The Dragonfly Who Thought He Was a Mockingbird ,Boom Boom Satellites / Anthem ,Boom Boom Satellites / Underdog

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