- Publisher: Mondo
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In many ways, The Matrix is very relevant to video games. The spin-off games aside, the concept of living in virtual worlds isn’t alien to gamers as we indulge in virtual worlds every time we boot our consoles. The difference, of course, is that we indulge voluntarily while in The Matrix humans are subjugated to a virtual reality by their A.I. overlords. Without spoiling too much, the latest instalment to The Matrix series, The Matrix Resurrections, have more over gaming references than any other title in the series so far. And there’s no video game with proper soundtrack, and The Matrix’s electronic score ties up well in its cyberpunk universe.
Mondo brings the iconic series’ soundtrack to audiophiles in vinyl format in a $35 2xLP set. As a Mondo-exclusive limited edition vinyl pressing, The Matrix Resurrections: The Remixes soundtrack bears some Matrix-themed designs that I’ve come to expect (and look forward to) whenever the company releases new LPs.
This one delivers with its sleeve sporting the iconic Matrix pattern. Inside, you’ll find 2x 180g records with a Red and Blue Pill Twister design as well as a tracklist sheet featuring the iconic white rabbit that started Neo’s journey.
While the design and artwork have been well thought out to set you in the Matrix mood, what really does it is the soundtrack itself. The audio, which plays at 33 ⅓ rpm, is faithfully recreated, as with other Mondo records, and delivers on the electronic vibes that is characteristic of The Matrix.
However, as the title suggests, the 11 soundtracks featured are remixes of the original score. These official remixes definitely hold their own as soundtracks, as you can listen on Spotify here or below as from 01:17; especially given the fact that they are the creations of a number of artists adding their unique touch to each track. However, if you’ve been eyeing for the original score itself on vinyl records, you’d need to spend another $35 on Mondo’s other entry, The Matrix Resurrections - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP.
Having all soundtracks, from the original score to the remixes, included in one set would have made for a more compelling package. But as a collection piece or for your audiophile needs, Mondo’s The Matrix Resurrections: The Remixes 2xLP set will deliver.
- Faithfully recreated soundtrack
- Matrix-themed design and artwork
- Includes only remixes and not original score