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Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter announces a solo album

Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter announces a solo album

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Daft Punk called it a day nearly two years ago in February 2021.

Now, one half of the French duo, Thomas Bangalter is set to release his full-length record since the duo split.

Admittedly, it’s not a dance or electronic record by the sounds of things.

It’s a 90-minute album called Mythologies, which was originally written for a ballet of the same name, choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj and premiered at the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine in France.

Writing started in autumn 2019, after being invited by Preljocaj to create a score for the house’s resident orchestra.

The album will be released on April 7th on Erato/Warner Classics, and features 23 tracks which “embrace the history of orchestral ballet music” and was originally performed alongside ten dancers.

“As a substantial lyrical work, Mythologies finds the co-founder of Daft Punk reinventing his approach to composition which shows scant regard for conventional stylistic boundaries,” revealing “a love of Baroque music and traces of American minimalism.”

Bangalter has ditched the helmet of course, in favour of the above illustration by Stephane Manel.

Pre-save the album here.

Tracklist :
I. Premiers Mouvements
II. Le Catch
III. Thalestris
IV. Les Gémeaux I
V. Les Amazones
VI. L’Arrivée d’Alexandre
VII. Treize Nuits
VIII. Danae
IX. Zeus
X. L’Accouchement
XI. Les Gorgones
XII. Renaissances
XIII. Le Minotaure
XIV. Eden
XV. Arès
XVI. Aphrodite
XVII. Les Naïades
XVIII. Pas de Deux
XIX. Circonvolutions
XX. Les Gémeaux II
XXI. Icare
XXII. Danse Funèbre
XXIII. La Guerre

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