It has been more than two years since Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the duo formerly known as robotic electronic musicians Daft Punk, announced that they would separate. Butthis month marks the 10th anniversary of their latest album, Random access memories— and to celebrate, there’s another slice of sci-fi-tinged goodness to share.
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This week saw the release of a new anniversary edition of Random access memoriescontaining a second disc of unreleased tracks and unfinished drafts, including a 2013 demo featuring Julian Casablancas and the Voidz called “Infinity Repeating”.”Wit came the very last daft-punk Musical clip.
Directed by Warren Fu and produced by Partizan Studio, the video itself is as mesmerizing as the beats of the track itself, a cyclical journey through animation styles and aesthetics charting the evolution of human life on Earth, from oceans to cybernetics. improved future consuming itself at the rate of progress.
It’s a simple but fascinating visual accompaniment, mostly (and appropriately) on a loop – and a fitting farewell to the lclassic sci-fi inspired aesthetic of Daft Punk, presented here in a repetitive infinity that is both definitive, and yet also eternal.
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