Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories review!


The world famous French dynamic duo has caused quite a stir when they released their new album “Random Access Memories” a few months ago! It had gained a huge amount of anticipation on the run up to it’s release, with fans receiving nuggets of information that can only be described as “being teased at a gentle pace of 80bpm”.

The nuggets of information contained collaborators such as Nile Rogers, Pharrell Williams, Giorgio Moroder and more!

 
Despite every ones perceptions of huge French, filtered house and global club classics to come from this album, as did from their 1st 3 albums, they delivered a journey through the history of their influences and sounds which inspired them growing up. Delivering a colossal kick to the nads of the EDM expectants!

Regardless, it still hit top of the charts as soon as it had been released in the majority of countries around the world. Also the 1st single “Get Lucky” Ft. Farrell Williams took the world by storm with the same effect as the album, hitting top of the charts with ridiculous airtime on radio stations around the world.

That said; masses of debate flung in to action surrounding RAM’s release within hours of people getting their sticky fingers on a copy. It seemed that die hard Daft Punk fans were in a love, hate situation. Some writing it off completely and others embracing its difference of musical taste and engineering brilliance.

Mixmag interviewed one half of Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter, just days after the release. When asked how he felt about the reactions he replied, “it’s been great. The most depressing reaction for an artist is indifference. We don’t want to be in the middle ground where people just say, Oh, it’s ok”. He goes on to explain they like the fact people seem to love or hate it, it’s healthy.

This album is packed with styles and production techniques of the 1970s and early 80s. So we get a mix of disco, soft rock, and prog-pop, along with some Broadway-style pop. Track 12 “doing it right” only just falls short of being dubstep so we have a huge range of musical influence laced in to it.

Over all this album in our opinion is a must have with something for everyone not to mention it’s Daft Punk! Who wouldn’t be interested?

To view, listen or buy:
http://www.globalgroove.co.uk/Daft_Punk_Random_Access_Memories_a69374.html

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