Daft Punk has delighted fans by sharing never-before-seen footage from the making of their final album, ‘Random Access Memories,’ in a new docu-series titled Memory Tapes, which is being rolled out on their YouTube channel.
In the latest episode, Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales reminisces about a meeting with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, during which they asked him to remix their track ‘Too Long.’ The collaboration led to Gonzales working on the ‘Random Access Memories’ song, ‘Within.’ The episode showcases the creative process behind the track, which was crafted two to three years before its official release, featuring archival footage that has never been shown before.
“It’s really their first ballad,” Gonzales explains. “It’s a real emotional moment on the album.”
The first episode of the docu-series featured an interview with Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, and upcoming episodes will include insights from other musical talents like Pharrell Williams, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, and Nile Rodgers.
These exclusive interviews were recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and Gang Studios in Paris, where Daft Punk dedicated most of their time to work on ‘Random Access Memories.’
Recently, it was also revealed that Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo contributed to the track ‘MODERN JAM’ featuring Teezo Touchdown on Travis Scott’s latest album, ‘UTOPIA.’
For fans of Daft Punk, this docu-series is a rare and exciting opportunity to delve into the creative process and witness previously unseen moments from the making of one of their most iconic albums.
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