Daft Punk is commemorating the 10th anniversary of their fourth studio album Random Access Memories with a special expanded edition.
Clocking in at an hour and 50 minutes, the newest version of the GRAMMY-winning album features a total of nine unreleased tracks: “Horizon Overture,” “Horizon,” “Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)” with Julian Casablancas+The Voidz — billed as the last Daft Punk song — , “GL (Early Take),” “Prime (2012 Unfinished),” “LYTD (Vocoder Tests),” “Touch (2021 Epilogue)” and the recently-released singles “GLBTM (Studio Outtakes)” and “The Writing of Fragments of Time.”
Prior to the digital release of the record, the duo premiered the video for “Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)” at a unique in-person event at the Center Pompidou in Paris. The accompanying visual was helmed by longtime Daft Punk collaborator Warren Fu and is a collaboration among Picnic Studios, H5 Studio and Light Studios. “This project is especially dear to me not only because I was the mutual friend that introduced Julian to Guy Man and Thomas, but it is also the final music video for Daft Punk. Like a lot of the robot’s music, I wanted to create something simple and hypnotic on the surface, that reveals more upon repeat listens and viewings,” Fu shared in a statement.
Casablancas describes their collaboration as “a little stranger and more jazz modern chord-wise than the others on the record. It just cycles up like a pattern – It’s a four half-step cycle moving up on repeat. [I] wanted Stevie Wonder to sing it. somehow has island summer vibes too… it’s lovely and bizarre. like a human. and like a human, obsessed with infinity and constantly making the same mistakes and movements.”
Random Access Memories is the final Daft Punk studio album to ever be released and features contributions from Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Nathan East and Pharrell William. It earned the duo five GRAMMY wins in 2014, including Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Get Lucky” with Pharrell, and Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
Stream Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition) on Spotify and Apple Music and watch the visual for “Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)” above.
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