Stream M83’s Entire Score for OBLIVION [Updated with IMAX Poster]

     April 4, 2013


Fresh off his swell collaboration with Daft Punk for Tron: Legacy, director Joseph Kosinski enlisted yet another talented artist to score his upcoming sci-fi film Oblivion.  The electronic band M83 has composed an entirely original score for the Tom Cruise-fronted film, and now the score is available to stream in its entirety.  Fans of M83 should be pleased with the result, which is at once haunting and massive in scope, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the score plays within the context of the film.

Hit the jump to listen to the Oblivion score in its entirety, click here for four clips from the film, and click here to read Steve’s interview with Kosinski in which the filmmaker talks at length about M83’s involvement with the pic.  The film opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on April 19th. [Update: We've added the IMAX poster for the film, which you can check out after the jump.]

Via Mashable.

Here’s the official synopsis for Oblivion: 

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth.  Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.  Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft.  Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.




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  • Omenvoir

    Wow, this soundtrack is blatantly influenced by the TRON Legacy soundtrack. It’s still really good, but there are practically entire tracks that were lifted – same tempo, same key, same chord progressions. Slightly different melody and instrumentation. Despite this, I am really enjoying this soundtrack, I just hope there’s some credit where credit is due in the liner notes.

    • Mark

      Joseph Trapanese collaborated on the music. He did the same with Daft Punk for Tron Legacy, so I imagine the similarities are his influence. I hear enough M83 in places to be satisfied.

  • Mavro

    I’m not hearing Daft Punk at all. I’m hearing A LOT of Zimmer, though. Still a beautiful score.

    • John

      I agree that there is a lot that seems to be inspired by Zimmer. I wouldn’t be surprised if they used TDKR as temp music while cutting this.

  • Jay

    Sounds great! It does remind me of TRON a little bit, but to be fair Daft Punk really raised the bar.

    I’d like to hear this in a higher bitrate. It sounds a bit hollow due to the low quality – a higher bitrate will fill it out more.

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  • JK1193

    I hope this will be included in the Oscar finalists. This score definately proves that electronic acts are amazing film composers (TRON, Social Network, Dragon Tattoo, Hanna, the list goes on and on).

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