May 13, 2013


Daft Punk Compare 'Random Access Memories' to 'Lord of the Rings'

Perhaps you've heard a track or two from Daft Punk's upcoming Random Access Memories or read our track-by-track review and thought, "You know, this totally reminds me of the Lord of the Rings series." You haven't? Well, you're not listening hard enough.

In a new interview with Spin, Daft Punk member Thomas Bangalter discusses how the instrumentation on the new album is from before electronic music was made. "We are hiding the machines on this record maybe in a similar way that Peter Jackson tries to hide the machines in his Lord of the Rings movies.

"On the album, you have a track like 'Touch' that doesn't sound like a technological song at all, but there were 250 individual tracks used for this song and this wouldn't have been possible without digital technology."

The group, who according to Pharrell is leading a "new wave in music," also discuss why the marketing of the album is as important as the album itself, why TV and film don't get to monopolize "big releases" and how the blueprint to Random Access Memories goes back five years.