Daft Punk Live-Seriously this time.....

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I started a thread asking about it before, however I've now had this album for about 6 months and it is a fucking masterpiece. EVERYTHING about it is perfect. The version of Da Funk is amazing, so jacking compared to the original, and then the rest of the show is just evil funky techno disco house. There's no one way to describe it, in places almost military style beats, and in other places this really red hot grinding back and forth funk, amazing drums with really odd programming all the way through. This is absolute genius, it really is.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 6 September 2002 11:56 (eighteen years ago) link

I keep seeing it in Sales (HMV, Virgin) for a fiver. I should get it.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Friday, 6 September 2002 12:11 (eighteen years ago) link

ronan is there crowd noise?

Josh (Josh), Friday, 6 September 2002 12:22 (eighteen years ago) link

Yes there is. That's another thing actually, there's crowd noise and also the manner in which it's recorded is really deep and bassy, giving you the authentic feel of a nightlub in your own living room.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 6 September 2002 12:28 (eighteen years ago) link

Ronan is OTM. Crowd noise is there. The way Da Funk is merged into the amazing Armand Van Helden remix of the same track is genius. Those added drum-rolls to Alive are also pretty clever.

Omar, Friday, 6 September 2002 12:35 (eighteen years ago) link

Ronan - I've probably mentioned this before (several times, I'm sure), but you really want to hear 'DaftPunk and DJSneak Live in Ibiza' - it ranks alongside DJHell@FUSE, Avalanches in Ibiza and Jeff Mills (aka the Wizard, or Live@Liquid Rooms) as one of my favourite sets.

nick.K (nick.K), Friday, 6 September 2002 13:57 (eighteen years ago) link

I'll try and get my bro to download it or something, my downloading speed is shit and my speakers are too. Sounds good though.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 6 September 2002 15:12 (eighteen years ago) link

yeah i have to agree here,i think homework is really really good and like what i've heard off discovery,buy the live cd is infinitely better...also,as mentioned above,the crowd noise doesn't seem to interfere,its at just the right level...funny you should mention this now,i listened to it for the first time in ages the other day,i lent it to someone and didn't see for months...

robin (robin), Friday, 6 September 2002 16:19 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm not surprised!

At a slight tangent, have you heard "So Much Love To Give", the new Falcon & Bangalter one? It's absolutely incredible, superficially it takes a simple loop and vocal and just keeps on repeating it, but it is so uplifting. How do they do it?

Mike (mratford), Friday, 6 September 2002 16:28 (eighteen years ago) link

Heard about it, but not heard it, Falcon is amazing, his remix of Cassius-La Mouche is one of my alltime favourite tracks. I really need to hear this.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 6 September 2002 17:03 (eighteen years ago) link

sounds just like what they did with 'Together' but i'm always up for anything involving Mr Bangalter....only just found out he has scored the controversial new French film (it has a gratuitous 8 minute rape scene) 'Irreversible'...no breakdancing robot grooves in this one i figure

blueski, Friday, 6 September 2002 17:22 (eighteen years ago) link

This is probably where I should also plug the Crydamoure collection "Waves" - Crydamoure being the label that all the Falcon/Bangalter tracks are released on - which has some absolutely *amazing tracks. Search: the ragga/electro/house fusion of Deelat's "Wet Indiez" and the holy righteousness + disco string mayhem of The Eternals' "Wrath Of Zeus" (fabulous title for a house track or what?)

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Friday, 6 September 2002 22:15 (eighteen years ago) link

Crydamoure is actually Guy-Manuel's label, Roule being Bangalter's. "Wrath of Zeus" is indeed recommendable, especially for its spoken opening/string mayhem (as you say). I wish I had the 12".

If there's a new Bangalter/Falcon single out there, I must have it - is it on vinyl yet?

Captain Sleep, Saturday, 7 September 2002 07:45 (eighteen years ago) link

yes! i love that waves album! me and my sister were dancing to the wrath of zeus in my room all day today...

both of the deelat tracks are really, really fresh - i've heard a third awesome deelat track in a felix da housecat set too... who is this deelat, anybody know?

i also love the really sweet sentimental tracks on waves like le knight club's 'cherie d'amour' and archigram's 'in flight (raw club mix)'

minna (minna), Saturday, 7 September 2002 12:09 (eighteen years ago) link

heard "so much love to give", that vocal over-and-over-and-over, makes "together" sound like "bohemian rhapsody". not sure whether it's c or d. is there a possibility that they were, you know, taking the piss?

michael w., Monday, 9 September 2002 09:32 (eighteen years ago) link

Deelat is one of Guy-Manuel's sideprojects, but I'm not sure who else is involved. An absolutely fantastic idea though.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 9 September 2002 14:07 (eighteen years ago) link

"At a slight tangent, have you heard "So Much Love To Give", the new Falcon & Bangalter one? It's absolutely incredible, superficially it takes a simple loop and vocal and just keeps on repeating it, but it is so uplifting. How do they do it?"

How indeed? I like "Together" - quite a lot - but this feels like "Together" to the power of 10. I love it.

Again, does anyone know about a vinyl release date...? It must be mine utterly...

Captain Sleep (Captain Sleep), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:19 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...

They showed some of their London set tonight on Channel 4 just now, looked awesome. Camera showing several people in the crowd mouthing the hook to 'Da Funk' v funny.

blueski, Sunday, 17 June 2007 00:17 (thirteen years ago) link

that was basically the best live show i've ever seen, even if i have my doubts that it was, you know, properly live. if it wasn't for the half-nude photo kenan just posted of himself on the wdyll thread, i'd still be on a pretty massive high.

^@^, Sunday, 17 June 2007 00:51 (thirteen years ago) link

anyone going to the brooklyn show?

nervous, Sunday, 17 June 2007 02:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I've heard the buzz was kind of harshed by it being basically broad daylight for a lot of it, but everything I heard eventually came down to "amazing".

Matt DC, Sunday, 17 June 2007 02:19 (thirteen years ago) link

several people in the crowd mouthing the hook to 'Da Funk'

come on everybody does this, right?

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 17 June 2007 02:28 (thirteen years ago) link

hm i decided in the end not to go to the berkeley show. $73.50 for a ticket? come on, it can't be THAT good.

moonship journey to baja, Sunday, 17 June 2007 03:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Unfortunately, the show here is on a Sunday night, thus conflicting with work.

The Reverend, Sunday, 17 June 2007 04:30 (thirteen years ago) link

my brother bought tickets to the brooklyn show, but decided to sell them for some reason.

funny farm, Sunday, 17 June 2007 05:26 (thirteen years ago) link

i was thinking about going to the brooklyn show but i doubt it'll be worth it

rather spend $20 on a good dj and be able to do drugs

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 17 June 2007 05:54 (thirteen years ago) link

daylight must have sucked!

walking into the bercy on thursday night just after they started was one of the most awe-inspiring moments of my life.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1406/556895761_08bacb8e6b.jpg?v=0

this doesn't really capture it at all, but standing above the sea of camera phones (much cooler than lighters) was, well, incredible.

toby, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I've heard the buzz was kind of harshed by it being basically broad daylight for a lot of it, but everything I heard eventually came down to "amazing".

yeah, if I had any complaint at all it would be that a little too much of their set was in daylight, but by the encore ("one more time" for the second time) it was pretty much completely dark anyway.

^@^, Sunday, 17 June 2007 12:38 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm getting goosebumps from re-watching the videos i took. youtube links to come.

^@^, Sunday, 17 June 2007 12:51 (thirteen years ago) link

this thread is like a kick in the nuts to those of us that want to go and DON'T have tickets.

Spinspin Sugah, Sunday, 17 June 2007 15:16 (thirteen years ago) link

They were really amazing live at Bercy. Toby otm about the mobile phones being awesome. Also, their costumes turning into red lines at the end was really incredible and very cool.

Jibe, Sunday, 17 June 2007 16:05 (thirteen years ago) link

CAN... NOT... WAIT... TILL... AUGUST

s1ocki, Sunday, 17 June 2007 16:23 (thirteen years ago) link

by the encore ("one more time" for the second time)

did they play a mix of human after all/together? that was one of my favourite bits at the bercy (assuming i'm not misremembering, of course).

Also, their costumes turning into red lines at the end was really incredible and very cool.

totally. i really hope they release a dvd at some point.

toby, Sunday, 17 June 2007 17:29 (thirteen years ago) link

A DVD would indeed be very fine. The red costumes and the part where there was no more music and the chimes from Aerodynamic started made me go crazy. As did Da funk and just about everything else i guess. Toby, you wouldnt happen to be an irish dude who gave me some whisky ( i think) to drink during the concert? :D

Jibe, Sunday, 17 June 2007 18:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Toby, you wouldnt happen to be an irish dude who gave me some whisky ( i think) to drink during the concert? :D

ha, no!

toby, Sunday, 17 June 2007 19:26 (thirteen years ago) link

astonishingly good last night. fantastically upbeat scally-free crowd too.

pisces, Sunday, 17 June 2007 21:00 (thirteen years ago) link

so, is it worth braving the lollapalooza crowd to see daft punk (plus lcd soundsystem, electric six, and blonde redhead) for 80 bucks?

t0dd swiss, Monday, 18 June 2007 03:45 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fBRaIkEsCU

^@^, Monday, 18 June 2007 06:11 (thirteen years ago) link

DVD of this is U + K, they made everything else at Wireless look like a bag of puke.

LCD just seemed like they couldn't quite be bothered cos Murphy couldn't get enough vocals.

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Monday, 18 June 2007 09:08 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm not hugely into these guys, but i did see this on TV (the O2 wireless festival, hosted by the cockfarmer from popworld) and thought it was massive - nice good proper marriage of acid and house

Tracer Hand, Monday, 18 June 2007 09:49 (thirteen years ago) link

It was nice to see A Zane realise he probably wasn't going to get the better of J Murphy and revert to grovelling mode.

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Monday, 18 June 2007 09:57 (thirteen years ago) link

see if it had been Alexia Chung interviewing she would've made it a much more convincing joke to assume Murphy was from LA.

blueski, Monday, 18 June 2007 10:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Just to add my voices the wireless festival praise - twas superb!

Robin G, Monday, 18 June 2007 10:11 (thirteen years ago) link

a guy I know met them after "rock ness" and they couldn't understand him and his girlfriend was talking to one of their mums

saw them at pukkelpop, last year. it was great despite it being the end of a long weekend and a bit of a crush

RJG, Monday, 18 June 2007 10:15 (thirteen years ago) link

micheal = otm about lcd. really half-arsed.

pisces, Monday, 18 June 2007 11:05 (thirteen years ago) link

james murphy is just a crap vocalist. it's too bad because the band is great, egging each other on - it would be great if they had a singer who could egg everyone on, too. instead murphy seems to try to go for some kind of ill-advised ian astbury impersonation interspersed with fey indie asides, very little of which seems to have anything to do with the music being played behind him.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 18 June 2007 12:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I think If I was any other band on the bill that day I'd just give up. Daft Punk were on a different planet.

bidfurd, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 19:58 (thirteen years ago) link

their costumes turning into red lines at the end

Roll on, Coney Island. I apologize to anyone near me in the crowd that day if I shit myself.

Jon Lewis, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 21:34 (thirteen years ago) link

They were amazing last year. I won't get to see them this year unfortunately.

kv_nol, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 10:32 (thirteen years ago) link

they're playing Coney? oh man

blueski, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 10:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm still mad. It was inevitable that whatever form of electronic music got popular in the US would be terrible, but a lot of it drew from Daft Punk so their breakup is incomplete without an apology.

lukas, Monday, 22 February 2021 20:26 (two weeks ago) link

lol

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Monday, 22 February 2021 20:29 (two weeks ago) link

sorry for Robot Rocking

frogbs, Monday, 22 February 2021 20:32 (two weeks ago) link

if this robot's a rocking

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 22 February 2021 20:40 (two weeks ago) link

I guess I just don't understand why people still get so angry about bands reforming after they announce a break-up, cynical seeming to the outsider or not. Just seems so weird to get pissed off about it, especially when you don't see the same anger for, say, a sculptor or an author returning with something new after saying they were going to retire. People change their minds, miss the stage, whatever.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 22 February 2021 20:45 (two weeks ago) link

LCD Soundsystem is a different situation entirely, their music was sort of based on this notion of "lets enjoy this moment in time because nothing lasts"

― frogbs, Monday, February 22, 2021 3:00 PM (fifty-nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

To be fair, Daft Punk isn't entirely different in that regard!

Van Horn Street, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:02 (two weeks ago) link

xp I think like 95% of it was the fact that LCD Soundsystem made a huge deal out of breaking up and THE LAST SHOW, including a 5x LP boxset and a movie with its own theatrical run, I definitely understand why people were cynical when they found out they didn't really mean it

frogbs, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

Oh I definitely think the LCD one was more cynical than most, don't get me wrong, but it just seems hardly worth getting worked up over. We've seen so many iterations of the not actual "farewell tour" thing by this point, it's almost expected ime.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:15 (two weeks ago) link

yeah I felt a bit manipulated but I was glad they were back

frogbs, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:16 (two weeks ago) link

Forgot how great the added encore to the 07 show was.

Indexed, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

I will say it was pretty cool when those videos made the rounds detailing how large portions of DP tunes were lifted wholesale from obscure French artists and pretty much no one cared. feel like in a different era that would've been a huge deal.

frogbs, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

Can you sue a robot?

The LCD thing was extra annoying because they only waited five years, which is just a normal amount of time for some acts to go between albums. Hell, it's been 20 years since the last proper Peter Gabriel album, but I doubt he's been fielding incessant phone calls about it.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:29 (two weeks ago) link

xp I missed those, I heard the 'original' of crescendolls on the radio the other day and I was a bit :(

ledge, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:30 (two weeks ago) link

xps for the one guy out there who didn't already know:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3AKrwna2C8

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:31 (two weeks ago) link

Like to make my customary DP comment on ILM that I find it exceedingly odd that they never recorded a song in which a female voice is foregrounded…I believe that this is true at least vis-a-vis the studio record canon, not w/r/t mixes or when they DJed which I know nothing of…like, the music that was most fecund for them is house and disco, not at all redoubts for "no girls allowed" shit, quite the opposite… like they would have rather put Julian Goddamn Casablancas or Panda Bear instead of any notable woman singer… but they never did…

I went to the Coney Island show in '07, and it was one of the best nights of music in my life…

veronica moser, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:31 (two weeks ago) link

maybe this is a dumb question but how much of their live show was "live"? i.e. what are they actually doing up there on the stage beside dance around?

― skip, Monday, February 22, 2021 1:45 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

My understanding is that most of the tracks were already lined up in Ableton, synced up with some sequenced parts fed into analog synths, and most of what they did onstage involved mixing all that and twiddling knobs (filtering + stutter effects). So it wasn't simply hitting play on a backing track and miming along but it was still pretty railroaded.

eisimpleir (crüt), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:40 (two weeks ago) link

That's re: the Alive 2006/2007 tour. I'm sure their actual DJ sets were more spontaneous

eisimpleir (crüt), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:40 (two weeks ago) link

Like to make my customary DP comment on ILM that I find it exceedingly odd that they never recorded a song in which a female voice is foregrounded…

yeah I agree for the most part — there is "High Life" though!

eisimpleir (crüt), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:42 (two weeks ago) link

it kinda pissed me off when Romanthony died and they didn't publicly acknowledge it at all (as far as I know)

eisimpleir (crüt), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:46 (two weeks ago) link

many xps while I looked for the link on wayback

Here was the 2011 LCD post announcing its breakup:

I totally misremembered that the five Terminal 5 shows got added, and then added to, after MSG got scalped (with tickets going for $11,000!), not the other way around. But still, yeah he said that they'd record and play live on a small scale only in New York, then over six years later decided to tour again after all. People change their minds about things sometimes! Especially when the circumstances around which they made a statement changed mere days after they made it, six years earlier.

i’m sure this {ed: adding the smaller shows} will wind someone up somewhere (“but i paid $600 for one seat at MSG!!!) or seem like some shitty “plan” to someone else (“they were gonna do it all along!!! it’s all a big retirement money plan to bilk the fans!!!”) or something else that someone who theoretically likes our band thinks (why are you trying to buy a ticket?? how could you even listen to a band that you think is capable of some of this shit!??)

Anyway Daft Punk's last tour was the best live performance ever by humans or robots, and that debuted as a Coachella headline. It's hard to imagine any way in which "retiring" 13 years later in the middle of a pandemic, and "unretiring" fifteen years after the tour when people can go to festivals again is going to help them get a better gig.

stilt in the wings (sic), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:47 (two weeks ago) link

seeing as DP didn't really need any of those concerns satisfied afaik, i'm unsure what the point of breaking up is?

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 22 February 2021 22:00 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVVfZAZdIUs

hearing this for the first time if you weren't familiar with it before Robot Rock has to be one of the most jarring "WTF sample" moments.

skip, Monday, 22 February 2021 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

adding myself to the list of ilxors who were at that 2007 Chicago Lollapalooza show

mh, Monday, 22 February 2021 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

xp yeah I'm cool with sampling in general but that was a bridge too far, even shitty vaporwave producers put more effort into it than that

frogbs, Monday, 22 February 2021 22:31 (two weeks ago) link

xp I wonder if doesn’t have something to do with getting rid of the robot schtick and being able to release high profile records under their own names

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 22 February 2021 22:34 (two weeks ago) link

Was also at the 2007 Chicago show. Distinctly remember that there were no other bands I was interested in that day and still bought the ticket w/out hesitation. *checks lineup* Not a strong lineup for that Friday! (LCD, MIA, Femi, Rapture...)

Psychocandy Apple Grey (Pyschocandles), Monday, 22 February 2021 22:40 (two weeks ago) link

xp I wonder if doesn’t have something to do with getting rid of the robot schtick and being able to release high profile records under their own names

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, February 22, 2021 5:34 PM (eighteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Bangalter released that one track in the midst of the Ed Banger mania that was pretty good.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 22 February 2021 22:57 (two weeks ago) link

seeing as DP didn't really need any of those concerns satisfied afaik, i'm unsure what the point of breaking up is

maybe they fell out with each other, or one or both of them no longer feels motivated to create music, or their manager kept hassling them about doing a record and they split up just because they were sick of his texts

stilt in the wings (sic), Monday, 22 February 2021 23:06 (two weeks ago) link

or just to give it a nice theatrical ending.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 22 February 2021 23:09 (two weeks ago) link

sampling effort, the way you know a sample is good or not

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 22 February 2021 23:09 (two weeks ago) link

Like to make my customary DP comment on ILM that I find it exceedingly odd that they never recorded a song in which a female voice is foregrounded…

not defending ram here which is a different story but i always thought the vocals were pretty androgynous?

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 22 February 2021 23:10 (two weeks ago) link

Well shit. Saw them at the Greek Theater in Berkeley in 2007. Best live show of all time. Was hoping they'd storm back with a house record, but alas.

octobeard, Monday, 22 February 2021 23:49 (two weeks ago) link

sampling effort, the way you know a sample is good or not

― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, February 22, 2021 4:09 PM (forty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 22 February 2021 23:53 (two weeks ago) link

bangalter’s gonna keep doing the music for gaspar noe films and wanted to make sure his calendar was clear

mh, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 02:10 (one week ago) link

I never knew this. WOW!

Thank you, Daft Punk. https://t.co/I9rusDIrbZ

— Genie Lauren (@MoreAndAgain) February 22, 2021

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 02:13 (one week ago) link

or one or both of them no longer feels motivated to create music

just watched Epilogue: haven't seen Electroma, and assume it is an outtake from that. but if not and they went to a desert to film this during the pandemic, seems clear that the message is that Thomas is the one who wants to quit (also less likely since he's always been more prolific outside of the band).

lol xp to mh

stilt in the wings (sic), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 02:18 (one week ago) link

seems clear that the message is that Thomas is the one who wants to quit (also less likely since he's always been more prolific outside of the band).

we've established that I have trouble reading your posts and it's happened again - here with the parenthetical

lukas, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 02:55 (one week ago) link

it doesn't really mean anything either way, just guessing that if one of them were dried up creatively in 2021, it'd more likely be the one who's generally done less music outside the group. (even Le Knight Club was a duo, and mainly filtered disco loops...)

stilt in the wings (sic), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 05:37 (one week ago) link

they've both done collabs independently of the other in the past few years - Thomas with the Arcade Fire, Guy-Man with the Weeknd and Charlotte Gainsbourg

was the Parcels track the last released thing that they worked on together??

eisimpleir (crüt), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 05:47 (one week ago) link

afaik, but I didn't know Guy-Man had done Weeknd stuff without Bangalter

stilt in the wings (sic), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 05:59 (one week ago) link

he co-wrote & produced one track on My Dear Melancholy along with Gesaffelstein. what i didn't know is that he co-wrote & produced Kavinsky's "Nightcall"!

neither has been that prolific with solo collaborations really, they've both done about the same amount

ufo, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 09:48 (one week ago) link

had a couple of co-writes on the Tellier album he produced too

Bangalter has done solo stuff (and a little more writing?) as well as other collabs, was my idle half-thought. but it turns out the video is taken directly from the end of Electroma, so no runes to scry either way.

Digging to catch up on the bits they've done since Parcels (in 2017):

Thomas produced and co-wrote Supercherie (2018, kinda Get Lucky-lite) and produced, co-wrote, played synth and sang on L'autre Paradis (2019) for -M-.
Guy-Man wrote the music, co-wrote the lyrics and produced Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg (2017, mixed by the other bloke from Le Knight Club), and Hurt You (2018) is that Weeknd song with Gesaffelstein.

stilt in the wings (sic), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 10:35 (one week ago) link

also was not aware that Natalie Imbruglia had released a cover of Instant Crush

stilt in the wings (sic), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 10:39 (one week ago) link

I kind of wonder if the continuity they’ve had since the large-scale festival and arena shows that’s followed through to appearing in the helmets in a variety of tv performances and collaborations has kind of boxed-in the brand. The between-album shifts and minor reinventions are a little trickier to pull off when you’re yoked to the robot helmet shtick?

mh, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:11 (one week ago) link

Random Access was the biggest style shift of all, played with real humans in contrast to the robot helmet schtick. Probably would have been time for a major helmet redesign if they made another record, or just go full anonymous - the helmets were a very minor part of the image when they debuted for Discovery, given the Interstella 5555 videos.

stilt in the wings (sic), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:43 (one week ago) link

li'l cuties

stilt in the wings (sic), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 00:07 (one week ago) link

The Helmets were actually designed for the Discovery era. Interstella 5555 doesn’t feature them much since the idea for the anime was developed with TOEI in the early stages of Discovery and the helmets came after, developed by Alterian. At one point the helmet designs even had hair.

Here’s a short interview with helmet creator Tony Gardner, where you can see the hair design and explaining the process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtjucCWeOf4

Also more info with some early nsfw photoshoots:

http://alterianinc.com/creative-boom-daft-punks-discovery-at-20-collaborators-on-crafting-the-iconic-robot-look-and-revolution/

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:47 (one week ago) link

was this already posted?

Original Daft Punk helmets under construction by Alterian Inc. pic.twitter.com/Ja3mF5M16b

— Daft Punk Fandom🤖🤖 (@Daft_Wub) February 18, 2021

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 22:24 (one week ago) link


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