Daft Punk, it’s over! After 28 years of having punctuated many parties around the world, the legendary French electronic music duo has decided to separate: a news that Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have announced to their fans via a final Youtube video titled Epilogue.
If we remember the duo above all for its legendary titles such as Around the World, Get Lucky or Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, remember that Daft Punk also did a bit of cinema …
TRON THE HERITAGE
While their musical career is at the top, just after their world tour Alive 2007, the Daft Punk are offered the opportunity to compose the entire soundtrack of the new Disney feature film: Tron the Legacy, a sequel to the sci-fi classic released almost 30 years earlier. The two helmeted artists accept the challenge, and therefore deliver a score of 23 unreleased tracks, creating a real sound universe in total adequacy with that of the director Joseph Kosinski, in order to give maximum rhythm to Flynn’s new virtual adventures.
Not to be confused with Christopher Nolan’s film! Released in 2003 and directed by Leiji Matsumoto (the creator of Albator), this animated feature film devoid of any line of dialogue visually accompanies the album. Discovery some Daft Punk. A true musical and cinematographic journey to be enjoyed without moderation, this little nugget tells us the story of 4 extraterrestrial stars kidnapped by humans. All at the rate of One More Time, Crescendolls and of Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
The only feature film directed by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, Electroma was presented in Cannes in 2006, as part of the Directors’ Fortnight. If they also play the two main roles of this experimental UFO – robots seeking to become humans – the Daft punk did not compose the music, which is signed Steven Baker.
AT GASPAR NOÉ
Long before embarking on the Tron legacy adventure, Thomas Bangalter had already composed the music for another feature film solo (without his partner Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo), and had thus signed the soundtrack of the Traumatic Irreversible by Gaspar Noé in 2002. A few years later, in 2010, he again collaborated with the French filmmaker working on the sound effects of Enter the Void.
Still without his friend, Thomas Bangalter made a little cameo unmasked in the feature film Réalité directed by Quentin Dupieux in 2015. We can thus see him very furtively reading a newspaper in the waiting room of a doctor, at the end of the next sequence …