Return of the Pistolero

You’ve probably heard Juno Reactor (aside from this blog) in movies. Their music has been in The Matrix movies (2 & 3), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and more. I like some, but not all, of their music.

This is “Return of the Pistolero” by Juno Reactor from the 2018 album The Mutant Theatre. I really love the guitar work in this song; it is more than you usually get in electronica.

God Is God

Electronica that rocks, and samples Charlton Heston from the classic 1956 movie The Ten Commandments. Sometimes spending all that time on Social Media pays off. (Usually it just gives me indigestion.)

You’ve heard Juno Reactor, and not just on this blog. Their music has a tendency to show up in movies and the like. This song shows up in the 1999 film Beowulf.

This song is “God Is God” by Juno Reactor from the 1997 album Bible Of Dreams.

“I hate robbing banks”

That’s the opening line to “The Pistolero” by Juno Reactor. It was a single released from their 2000 album Shango. This song appears in Once Upon a Time in Mexico by Robert Rodriguez. (If YouTube chokes on the privacy settings in your browser and says the video below is “unavailable, use the link above.)

The voice sample used at the beginning of the song, “I hate robbing banks”, was said by Anne Baxter in the 1966 Batman episode “Zelda the Great”.

Aside from one of my Musical Interludes, you’ve heard Juno Reactor if you saw The Matrix movies, their music figured prominently in the soundtracks.

From the Wiki:

Juno Reactor is a musical and performing group known for their cinematic fusion of electronic, global influences, and orchestral symphonic approach.