Daft Punks's "Discovery" : Classic or Dud

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once and for all peeps. let it all out...

Stephen, Sunday, 1 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

No offence peeps but I sold it to my friend for a fiver last night. Just not my cup of tea I guess.

jel, Sunday, 1 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I've had it for a week and looks like a classic in-the-making. I'm not sure about a couple of tracks, especially "Too Long", though. I just love the "Buggles/Rundgren/ZTT" (or something) feel of the first 4 tracks. What an opening! I get the feeling that this album will spawn some imitators pretty soon.

Dr. C, Sunday, 1 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I must confess that I really can't stand the opening track, "One More Time," but I was completely won over by "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," which sounds like a daisychain of Cylons.

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 1 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm going to say classic.

It isn't my favorite music, but it's a real, real good listen. Also, the term 'classic' implies they're timeless, which I really think they are. It's the proper mix of emotion, kitsch, musicality, and spirit that will never get old.

Actually... I shouldn't say that, considering the album is probably too long. The point is, even though it might not be my favorite record this year, it'll make this year easier to come back to when I'm old/gray.

Keiko, Sunday, 1 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Hell, i'll go out with blazing guns and say it's not just Album of the Year (and if anything better is coming out, than we'll have one amazing year in Pop) but one of the best albums ever. But it's a very tricky album, the details, the jokes, the sounds can completely misfire. I'm floored on all counts, but I get the creepy feeling Discovery was almost made for my pleasure only. Also for such "ironic" album it's has more feeling and soul than anything else I've heard in a long time. So Classic ;)

Omar, Tuesday, 3 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

O.K. I've listened to it a few times - hated it at first - probably expecting it to be full of 'One More Time' dancefloor stuff - be under no illusions - 'Aerodynamic' has cleared many a dancefloor. Some of it has grown on me, I like crescendolls, high life, face to face ,one more time and digital love but find the rest merely interesting. I enjoy the Ladytron album much more.

Geordie Racer, Wednesday, 11 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

one month passes...
One of those albums that literally makes me shrink back, tense up, and want to smash my speakers and cover my ears.

Melissa W, Sunday, 27 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Like 'Alex in NYC' 'One more time' left/leaves me cold, a bit too Kool + the Gang, but then 'Aerodynamic', 'Digital Love' and 'Harder, Better, Faster Stronger' kick in and I can just about forgive them anything. Classic.

Stevo, Monday, 28 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I think that people should not diss on songs that they dont like. I think that people should be able to like what ever type of music they want . I personally like the daft punks for their music.

T.W.Sikora, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I think your first two statements are a touch contradictory...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

two years pass...
hee hee

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Monday, 20 September 2004 05:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Do 192 kbps MP3's and maybe my speakers do this a grave injustice (far more than they do to any other album) or is this actually the most overcompressed album I've heard in my life? I don't think compression levels on a professional release have actually hurt my ears before (and, no, Filament, Ryoji Ikeda, and Merzbow don't hurt my ears). And there doesn't sound like there's much low end. Have I somehow been ripped off (not of very much, admittedly)?

"Digital Love" is a great song. Cool 'guitar solo'.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 20 September 2004 05:52 (sixteen years ago) link

I would say that yes it is the most compressed album ever (individual instruments and sounds and entire song sections overall).

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 20 September 2004 06:51 (sixteen years ago) link

this album, it is good, still

the great doxology of heckmondwike town (gareth), Monday, 20 September 2004 07:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Still a C for half the album and mini-c for the rest.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Monday, 20 September 2004 10:26 (sixteen years ago) link

If you've got the MP3s, make sure you don't have the prerelease, which was ripped from cassette and sounds awful next to the CD version. I think it may have been ripped by a group called ESC or something.

Try downloading just one track, look for one that says retail, or has different filesizes from the one you have.

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Monday, 20 September 2004 14:13 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't see why anyone would choose "Homework" over "Discovery". Admit it, you're a pretentious dance-bastard if you think the awkward tuneless thwumping of a mid-tempo disco kick drum repeated over 12 tracks is better than what was to follow.

dog latin (dog latin), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:47 (sixteen years ago) link

amateur!!st, might I take a guess that you have been listening to house music recently?

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:48 (sixteen years ago) link

i opened up a box of cd's in my mom's basement and discovered my basement jaxx and daft punk records!

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 19:49 (sixteen years ago) link

they were glowing, it was weird

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 19:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Homework is a brilliant record, if you can't see even the merits of techno at its most accessible basic form then perhaps you shouldn't bother. I mean the idea that "Homework" is pretentious is so absurd. the pretentious GIGANTIC GOOFY LOOP of "Da Funk" and the "pretentious" stupid climax of Rollin' and Scratchin', and hey "Around The World", that was practically on Underground Resistance! The two records are so different I fail to see how they can be compared thusly anyway.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:54 (sixteen years ago) link

i think the idea was that preferring homework to discovery would be some kind of pretentious purism. i wouldn't hurl that particular clump of mud but i think that's what dog latin meant.

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 19:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I love both records, but I DO prefer Homework.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm not sure if Melissa's description means she likes it or not!

I just bought this album last week, btw. I am still trying to figure out how I feel about it.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Homework is pretty great.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Jaymc, you think it's awesome.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:58 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't think Melissa liked it.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:58 (sixteen years ago) link

I like both Homework and Discovery, but I think the latter is more listenable.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I thought that's what he meant too am, but surely preferring a first album is not always pretentious purism.

I think I probably prefer Discovery, and in a way the live album is amazing too, but fuck it I'm completely unreliable as regards Daft Punk.

FWIW my favourite Bangalter/Daft related thing is probably the Bangalter/Falcon stuff or "Music Sounds Better With You". And I think Carnival by Archigram is better than all of the above and anything on either Daft Punk album. And yes I could talk about this ALL DAY!

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:59 (sixteen years ago) link

jaymc the phoenix cd you copied for me is blank! there's only one track and no music! :-0

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 19:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I remember when Discovery came into the college radio station I told the girl who liked Daft Punk a lot that it sucked and was just a bunch of disco shit and nowhere as good as Homework. Then like four years later I actually listened to it and was like whoah, this rules.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:00 (sixteen years ago) link

What?? Oh no! I wonder if I accidentally made it an mp3 CD?

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:00 (sixteen years ago) link

(xp)

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I was about to say I played this album for Leee the other night, but no, it was "O Superman" -- but this is still relevant: he said he wasn't that into it because he has a problem with vocoders! WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH VOCODERS, OMG THEY ARE AWESOME!!

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:02 (sixteen years ago) link

I remember when Discovery came into the college radio station I told the girl who liked Daft Punk a lot that it sucked and was just a bunch of disco shit and nowhere as good as Homework. Then like four years later I actually listened to it and was like whoah, this rules.
-- n/a (nu...), September 20th, 2004.

just think what your life would have been like if you had told her, "yeah, daft punk rules"!

vocoders are like anything else, they can be employed poorly or well.

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 20:02 (sixteen years ago) link

B-b-but vocoders are like NOTHING else!

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Leee has a problem with everything fun! ;)

I nearly bought a vocoder last month.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:05 (sixteen years ago) link

i think "homework" came out after i graduated, so i have no idea what the college radio policy on daft punk is

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 20:05 (sixteen years ago) link

That girl was already my ex, so at that point not much was going to happen. I was probably just being mean to her on some level. Especially because, whoah, I bought Homework for her as a present pretty soon before she broke up with me. PSYCHOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH!

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Homework is a brilliant record, if you can't see even the merits of techno at its most accessible basic form then perhaps you shouldn't bother. I mean the idea that "Homework" is pretentious is so absurd. the pretentious GIGANTIC GOOFY LOOP of "Da Funk" and the "pretentious" stupid climax of Rollin' and Scratchin', and hey "Around The World", that was practically on Underground Resistance! The two records are so different I fail to see how they can be compared thusly anyway.

Wait - Techno?! Okay, whatever. I dunno, I heard Discovery and was blown away and then I bought Homework thinking it was just as lush but instead was greeted with maybe a couple of good (but overlong) tracks mixed with nothing but "Whump whump whump whump". Sometimes the whumping goes on for a good five minutes without actually doing anything. Sometimes DP treat us to a 303 noise for the last two minutes of the track. But yeh, I can never see why a lot of people prize this so much and then say that Discovery is rubbish.

dog latin (dog latin), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:06 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm confused. so she got into d.p. thanks to you buying her a daft punk cd after you broke up, but you still insisted that you didn't like d.p.?

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 20:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Sometimes the whumping goes on for a good five minutes without actually doing anything.

Just relax and feel the groove, dl.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Sometimes the whumping goes on for a good five minutes without actually doing anything.

dan to thread

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 20:08 (sixteen years ago) link

haha that's a pretty good description of dance music

jess (dubplatestyle), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Sometimes the whumping goes on for a good five minutes without actually doing anything

it is dance music, afterall.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Five minutes? Pffft, rookie.

Dan Perry '08 (Dan Perry), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:09 (sixteen years ago) link

this thread is a rorshach test with "Sometimes the whumping goes on for a good five minutes without actually doing anything" as the ink blot

amateur!!st, Monday, 20 September 2004 20:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Well as someone who wasn't that into electronic music, Homework sounded awesome when it came out because it was the cool things about techno (squelchy synths, loud drums) without the stereotypically bad things about techno (overbearing diva vocals, wimpy sounding keyboards). So then I didn't really like Discovery when it came out because it sounded, I don't know, cheezier, not as hard-hitting, sillier, etc.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:10 (sixteen years ago) link

my dad regularly says (jocularly) "is the record stuck" when I am listening to music. however I am sure he is thinking "sometimes this 'whumping' goes on for 5 minutes without actually doing anything"

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 20 September 2004 20:10 (sixteen years ago) link

There are or were producers who would recreate (or attempt to recreate) samples as a service. No idea if that's what they did here. I suppose it depends on how visible your record is, and who owns the copyright. That album by Ptak1 is made almost entirely from samples but it's all Polish / East European pop and prog records and probably didn't sell enough to be worth chasing up royalties.

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 20:08 (one week ago) link

As someone who owns a recording of Guy-Manuel and Thomas playing straight-forward rock instruments with extremely sub- to average talent, I'm rather amazed at these "oh if they said so then they must have replayed these complicated funk and disco licks that they purposely obscured heavily via cut-up then pitched/phased and reassembled" takes.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:10 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

what 'complicated funk and disco licks' lol they're mostly not very complicated

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 23:31 (one week ago) link

The process of finding the samples, cutting them up, then recreating them perfectly so they can be cut up again just to skip out on some sampling royalties would have been one hell of a task.

record labels do this w/ rapper mixtape beats every single day

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 23:32 (one week ago) link

Not new, either - Rapper’s Delight had Positive Force playing the Chic Good Times backing in a reasonable facsimile rather than editing a loop, after which Sugarhill assembled a house band to back their rappers. The Tackhead players pulled off a total soundalike of the Incredible Bongo Band’s cover of Apache without any Ableton filters. Dr Dre had a stable of session dudes to replay sources in his heyday, sometimes to save on mechanical royalties, sometimes for ease of getting a clean backing to work with.

if they said so then they must have replayed these complicated funk and disco licks that they purposely obscured heavily via cut-up then pitched/phased and reassembled

I’m agnostic on whether they did or not, but “the samples have been so heavily treated that you can’t tell what they are” is also not a strong argument that they weren’t replayed!

stilt in the wings (sic), Thursday, 25 February 2021 00:00 (one week ago) link

I love that they got Todd edwards to do straight ahead vocals over the dreamiest Todd edwards pastiche

pretty sure he was involved in the production on said pastiche too

ufo, Thursday, 25 February 2021 00:23 (one week ago) link

he's credited for additional production but maybe that's just to do with recording and toddifying his vocal

stilt in the wings (sic), Thursday, 25 February 2021 00:48 (one week ago) link

hmm maybe it is! for some reason I thought he was just credited for the vocals

brimstead, Thursday, 25 February 2021 01:42 (one week ago) link

if anyone here hasn't seen interstella 5555 before... you should.... here it is https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3pj0fa

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 25 February 2021 03:31 (one week ago) link

ooh thanks, can't believe I haven't. I was obsessed with Discovery and remember the "we're gonna do a video for every song" claim, which seemed ridiculous, and then never knew til more recently they'd pulled it off!

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Thursday, 25 February 2021 04:00 (one week ago) link

I don’t know much about the law behind it but, regardless of royalties I don’t understand how replicating a sample instead of sampling directly gets some sort of free pass on having to clear or credit the original artist. A cover still needs to be credited, and if the argument is that in such small snippets credit doesn’t matter then why not sample directly?

I don’t get it. Either you don’t give credit to heavily altered samples - direct or replicas - or you give credit to both.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 February 2021 04:14 (one week ago) link

As an artist I’d be offended if I heard a replica of a thing I made without credit, than if I did get a credit even if I get no pay at all.

I know there’s some weird “don’t snitch on samples” culture but it’s 2021 now. No matter how obscure or modified your sample if you’re a mildly popular artist someone on the internet will id it in less than a week after your album is out.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 February 2021 04:20 (one week ago) link

the argument is that in such small snippets credit doesn’t matter then why not sample directly

iirc if you directly use the original recording you're still supposed to pay for it even it's a small enough sample where you wouldn't have to pay for using part of the 'songwriting' because it's just melodies that are really copyrightable in that way, so if you replicate those instead that means you can avoid having to pay anything

something like that anyway

ufo, Thursday, 25 February 2021 04:35 (one week ago) link

like there's two issues with copyright & sampling: using parts of someone else's recording, and using parts of someone else's songwriting. with samples that are just small fragments the second doesn't really apply but the first still does

ufo, Thursday, 25 February 2021 04:36 (one week ago) link

If they weren’t cleared they weren’t samples. They would have been sued into oblivion ages ago if someone else’s master recordings were included

Maybe they did some in the dark clearances but I’d suggest they recreated specific moments

― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:56 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

In the Clubhouse discussion that got posted on one of these threads, Todd Edwards talks about the recording process of “Face to Face,” and he talks about stringing together samples from a bunch of different records but doesn’t mention anything being re-recorded. They may have layered on top of samples in some instances to thicken the parts in the mix but I don’t think it was possible for Daft Punk to fully recreate these samples so faithfully. They don’t have ‘70s session chops and they were working out of a home studio.

eisimpleir (crüt), Thursday, 25 February 2021 13:58 (one week ago) link

In the air / Golf / In the air / Golf / In the air

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:17 (one week ago) link

I'm guessing crut is right. You're not good ng to assemble a whole seventies funk revue to recreate 0.3 seconds of music. I mean, maybe people do this, but I just can't see it happening with DP at that time

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:19 (one week ago) link

going. This phone

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:19 (one week ago) link

this record is hugely open hearted…no amount of gallic chin-stroking crate digger machinations truly affects that…since Monday, my four year old and I have been listening to it while driving to day care, and she loves it…although she thinks Romananthony sounds very tired on "One More Time," I guess because of some of the exhalation audible on the recording…

veronica moser, Thursday, 25 February 2021 22:45 (one week ago) link

I think One More Time is the only weak link on the whole thing. Other than that, it's just a hoot from start to finish (and I take it back about Too Long, it's perfect)

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:25 (one week ago) link

Actually think it opens with the two weakest tracks - I didn't even bother to check out the album until "Digital Love" got released. I've grown to enjoy "One More Time" and "Aerodynamic" more, but the other 12 tracks are still better

alright, maybe not "Nightvision"

Vinnie, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:45 (one week ago) link

weak????

brimstead, Friday, 26 February 2021 00:16 (one week ago) link

"One More Time" is just too real for a lot of people

Tim F, Friday, 26 February 2021 00:19 (one week ago) link

when I first heard "One More Time" as a kid I could barely tell it apart from Eiffel 65 or Fatboy Slim but now I love it

eisimpleir (crüt), Friday, 26 February 2021 00:23 (one week ago) link

"One More Time," "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" and "The Rockafeller Skank" are all equally great

J. Sam, Friday, 26 February 2021 00:39 (one week ago) link

"nightvision"... low key the best track

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 February 2021 00:42 (one week ago) link

i'm kidding, it's "voyager," but "nightvision" is amazing

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 February 2021 00:42 (one week ago) link

There's certainly a sense in which "One More Time" was 'late', arriving at the end of 2000 quite a bit of time after filter / french house had been thoroughly codified - it even sounds a bit like Phats & Small's "Turnaround" from 1999, and that's probably the archetypal 'generic' vocal filter house track.

But, of course, that was entirely deliberate. The song is literally about the decadence of extending the party a bit longer than it ought to run, and at less specific level I feel like it acts as a tribute to the feeling of succumbing (of allowing yourself) to the familiar and the obvious.

I already thought that at the time, but that sense felt affirmed when subsequently Kylie released "Love at First Sight", a song which functions very much in the same way, both in the sense of trucking with the same aesthetic preoccupations and in the sense of summoning up a similar vibe or feeling.

Tim F, Friday, 26 February 2021 00:51 (one week ago) link

I wouldn't call either track weak now, to be clear. The extended break in "One More Time" used to be a momentum killer for me, but I appreciate it now. It's just that this is an amazing album and some track has to be the weakest!

Vinnie, Friday, 26 February 2021 01:27 (one week ago) link

One More Time was love at first sound. I recall the first time I heard it, out getting some fast food and it was on the radio inside. Just felt like utopian party music.

octobeard, Friday, 26 February 2021 02:04 (one week ago) link

"love at first sight" is even closer in feeling to "music sounds better with you"

ufo, Friday, 26 February 2021 02:10 (one week ago) link

I’m shaking my head at people not liking “one more time”

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:19 (one week ago) link

one of the very best things about Discovery is that it has a enormous influence upon Kylie's Fever…

veronica moser, Friday, 26 February 2021 02:53 (one week ago) link

I've never enjoyed One More Time. I know the enervated sound is the point, but I don't have to like it.

lukas, Friday, 26 February 2021 02:58 (one week ago) link

I'm sure I have my Interstella 5555 DVD somewhere (will need to remember how to hook up my DVD player to the TV, will be worth it for Face To Face at least)

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Friday, 26 February 2021 11:35 (one week ago) link

I'm similar to other posters in lumping "One More Time" in with a lot of other fodder they used to play at the student club nights I used to go to around the time. I was familiar with their earlier stuff but not yet a fan and "One More Time" just reminds me of £1 Smirnoff Ices and bad times dancing. It wasn't until I started working in a bar after uni that someone played me the whole of Discovery and I fell in love with it and went back to reassess everything else they'd done. I still don't like OMT though

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Friday, 26 February 2021 11:50 (one week ago) link

Dakadakada-da-da / Zoo-whoa / Dakadakada-da-da / Mister Ferdinand

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Friday, 26 February 2021 11:51 (one week ago) link

“one more time” doesn’t sound like the other fodder though, for starters it spends two and a half minutes (or, half of the song) doing that acapella build-up which I don’t remember any other song from the era doing.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:18 (one week ago) link

how many dance or pop songs from any era do you remember that do 2 full minutes without beat.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:23 (one week ago) link

It's a good question (should be noted that the drums and main sample drop out but the organ never drops out and the tambourine comes in and out).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:29 (one week ago) link

It also ties it to the space disco concept. Having a breakdown of 2 minutes with nothing but vocals and a synth both drenched in reverb gives a feeling of floating in outer space.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:33 (one week ago) link

they’re horns

brimstead, Friday, 26 February 2021 16:45 (one week ago) link

the breakdown is definitely the best part of "one more time," won't hear any arguments to the contrary i'm sorry

little johnny juul (voodoo chili), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:58 (one week ago) link

In the breakdown!?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 26 February 2021 17:05 (one week ago) link

It sounds like some synth organ with heavy reverb to me not like horns but what do I know. Whatever it is, my point stands: that elongated breakdown makes it stand out from the rest. I can understand maybe not liking the song, but saying it’s fodder is unfair.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 26 February 2021 17:07 (one week ago) link

oh the breakdown. sorry.

brimstead, Friday, 26 February 2021 17:11 (one week ago) link

no it is unfair, it's just that i came to it being played alongside a lot of stuff i just couldn't connect to at the time

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Friday, 26 February 2021 17:11 (one week ago) link

In the Clubhouse discussion that got posted on one of these threads, Todd Edwards talks about the recording process of “Face to Face,” and he talks about stringing together samples from a bunch of different records but doesn’t mention anything being re-recorded. They may have layered on top of samples in some instances to thicken the parts in the mix but I don’t think it was possible for Daft Punk to fully recreate these samples so faithfully. They don’t have ‘70s session chops and they were working out of a home studio.

― eisimpleir (crüt), Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:58 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I’ll admit I forgot about “face to face” of course Todd Edwards style is to distort samples beyond recognition and clip them to short instances of unrecognizable-ness

But I’m still questioning the idea that the songs that ie seem to interpolate “get down Saturday night” for example actually sample get down Saturday night

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 26 February 2021 17:19 (one week ago) link

oh I didn't realize you were talking about that one! I don't think Voyager is a sample tbf, I've heard the comparison before but it sounds very different to me

eisimpleir (crüt), Friday, 26 February 2021 17:39 (one week ago) link

After getting texted random opinions about Discovery, I have decided to rewatch Interstella 5555, and I'm already feeling that same anxiety I felt during Aerodynamic!

hourspass, Friday, 26 February 2021 17:42 (one week ago) link


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