Listen To Benjamin Wallfisch’s Remix of Mortal Kombat’s Classic Theme
The Immortals’ “Techno Syndrome” has been a vital component of Mortal Kombat mythology for nearly three decades. So it’s appearance in Warner Bros.’ upcoming big-screen reboot was probably inevitable. But this time, it’s been updated for the new millennium and given a fresh coat of (digital) paint. Composer Benjamin Wallfisch has premiered his own remixed version of the track ahead of the film’s release later this month.
Maurice Engelen and Olivier Adams, who also played together in Lords of Acid, originally created The Immortals as a side project specifically so they could make music for Mortal Kombat. One year after the song’s initial release, “Techno Syndrome” also appeared on Mortal Kombat: The Album in 1994. The song’s popularity eventually reached new heights when it showed up in Paul W.S. Anderson’s original Mortal Kombat film in 1995.
“When I was invited to come on board Mortal Kombat, I was very aware of the responsibility that comes with scoring a franchise so deeply embedded in pop culture and with such a passionate fanbase,” said Wallfisch in a new statement (via GameSpot).
“Ben and I both knew that we needed to use the classic Immortals track Techno Syndrome as source material for the entire score of Mortal Kombat,” added director Simon McQuiod. “But along with that we knew that an updated elevated version of the song also needed to be created. And Ben certainly delivered. I am so excited by this new 2021 version of the track. When I first heard it, it blew my mind. Actually, Ben kind of blew my mind on a daily basis through the making of this film. So we can all thank Benjamin Wallfisch for his genius and passion in creating Techno Syndrome 2021.”
Wallfisch’s full Mortal Kombat score, which consists of 24 tracks, hits stores on April 16. The movie arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23.
You can listen to Wallfisch’s remix of the track below. How does the new version stack up to the original? Give us your impressions in the comment section!
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