The original soundtrack was composed by electronic artist and DJ Amon Tobin who created the Pax Americana Theme and other exclusive tracks for the movie. Additionaly, Pax Americana features a number of artists like Coldcut, Blockhead, Bonobo and Neotropic as well as Montréal based DJ Champion.
PSuch quality and variety in the Pax Americana soundtrack was possible only thanks to the amazing collaboration of Amon Tobin, Philippa Klein and all the team and artists of the London - Montreal and LA based label NINJA TUNE
Amon Tobin, is a Brazilian electronic musicianand DJ. He is best known for his use of sampling. Tobin is also credited with helping to create the emerging "trip hop" genre in the late 1990s. He has released seven major studio albums since 1996 under the Ninja Tune record label where he is considered one of their most successful artists.
In 2005, he created the musical score to Ubisoft's critically acclaimed and successful video game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory as well as Sucker Punch's game Infamous. He is also noted for his entirely field-recorded album Foley Room, released in 2007. His music has been used in numerous major motion pictures including The Italian Job and 21. Tobin has created songs for several independent films, including the 2006 Hungarian film Taxidermia. He also did the music for the anime IGPX.
Tobin has released seven major studio albums:
- 1996: Adventures in Foam
- 1997: Bricolage
- 1998: Permutation
- 2000: Supermodified
- 2002: Out From Out Where
- 2005: Chaos Theory - Splinter Cell 3 Soundtrack
- 2007: Foley Room
THREE EXCLUSIVE "PAX AMERICANA" TRACKS AMON TOBIN, TO LISTEN
OR DOWNLOAD IN HIGH QUALITY [.mp3]:
more at amontobin.com
DJ Champion / Coldcut / Bonobo / Blockhead / Neotropic
The DJ Champion sound was formed by experimenting with the software music sequencer Ableton Live, which is specially designed for live DJ-ing and arranging sounds. He would then layer the digitally produced beats and sounds with guitar loops. During live performances he and his live band would tour as "Champion et ses G Strings" ("Champion and his G Strings"). His live act often comprises of 4 guitarists, one bassist, a vocalist and Morin working at his laptop and conducting the band.
more at djchampion.net
Coldcut are an English dance music duo comprising Matt Black and Jonathan More. Their signature style is electronic dance music, featuring cut up samples of hip hop, breaks, jazz, spoken word and various other types of music, as well as video andmultimedia.
more at coldcut.net
Bonobo is the stage name of Simon Green, a British musician, producer and DJ. Green has recorded and performed solo DJ sets under the name Barakas, and together with Robert Luis from Tru Thoughts as Nirobi and Barakas.
more at bonobomusic.com
Blockhead (born Anthony "Tony" Simon) is an American Hip hop producer based in Manhattan, New York. Aside from his solo efforts released on the Ninja Tune label, he is most associated with producing for Aesop Rock, a rapper for the Definitive Juxi ndependent hip hop label. He has also previously worked with rappers C-Rayz Walz, iCON the Mic King, Mac Lethal, S.A. Smash, Slug, and Murs, and is also a member of the hip hop/comedy group Party Fun Action Committee. He is the son of the lateSidney Simon, a well known sculptor in New York City.
more on blockhead
Riz Maslen has been part of the electronic scene since 1996 and is one of the few female producers around to have gained much acclaim for her work. Riz started her career fronting many indie bands whilst growing up in the West Country. She moved to London during the acid house / rave scene, eventually meeting and working with ambient kingsThe Future Sound of London. She featured on many of their albums and sang on Top of the Pops with their top 10 hit 'Papua New Guinea'. She signed to Ninja Tunes' sister label Ntone in 1996 and released 3 critically acclaimed albums. '15 levels of Magnification', 'Mr Brubakers Strawberry Alarm Clock' and 'La Prochaine Fois'. During her career she has toured to the USA, Australia and Europe. In the UK she has DJ'ed and played solo, more recently seen with a full band - each of her shows have their own slant to say. Not only does Riz write, play and DJ, she also produces photographic slides and film as part of her live set-up, creating a cinematic experience.
more at neotropic.net
MUSIC CUE SHEET
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD PAX AMERICANA'S COMPLETE MUSIC CUE SHEET HERE [pdf]