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Enjoy Electronic Music's finest in the best possible audio quality. 60 legendary tracks in Hi-Res, featuring New Order, Kraftwerk, Pierre Henry, Air, St Germain, Moby, Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Justice, Caribou, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Fever Ray, The Prodigy, Jean Michel Jarre, Rone, Tangerine Dream, LCD Soundsystem, Morcheeba, C...See more
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Gillian Gilbert, Producer, Guitar, Programmer, Writer, Synthesizer - Stephen Morris, Producer, Drums, Programmer, Writer, Synthesizer - New Order, MainArtist - BERNARD SUMNER, Producer, Guitar, Programmer, Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer - PETER HOOK, Producer, Bass Guitar, Programmer, Writer, Synthesizer - Michael Johnson, Engineer
1986 Warner Records 90 Ltd 1986 Warner Music UK Ltd
Kraftwerk, MainArtist - Florian Schneider, Producer, Flute, Writer, Synthesizer, Electronics, Voice, Electronic Drums - Ralf Hutter, Producer, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Writer, Synthesizer, Electronics, Voice, Electronic Drums - Konrad Plank, Audio Recording Engineer
2019 Ralf Hütter and Kraftwerk under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group company 2019 Ralf Hütter and Kraftwerk under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group company
Michel Colombier, ComposerLyricist - Pierre Henry, Producer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist
℗ 1968 Decca Records France
Air, Performer - Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Composer - Nicolas Godin, Composer
2012 Aircheology 2012 Aircheology
Ludovic Navarre, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Writer - St Germain, MainArtist - The Magic House Stud, Arranger
© 2012 Primary Society licence exclusive Parlophone Music France ℗ 1999 Primary Society Under Exclusive Licence to Parlophone / Warner Music France
Moby, MainArtist - ALAN LOMAX, Composer - RICHARD HALL, Composer - Vera Hall, Composer
© 2014 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1998 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company
Grantley Marshall, ComposerLyricist - Shara Nelson, ComposerLyricist - Massive Attack, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, StudioPersonnel - Robert Del Naja, ComposerLyricist - Johnny Dollar, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Booga Bear, Producer, Executive Producer - Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles, ComposerLyricist - Jonathan Peter Sharp, ComposerLyricist
(C) 2012 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2012 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2012 Virgin Records Ltd
Mike Marsh, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - BERNARD SUMNER, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Chemical Brothers, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Rowlands, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Ed Simons, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bobby Gillespie, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - The Avalanches, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Steve "Dub" Jones, Engineer, StudioPersonnel
A Virgin EMI Records recording; ℗ 2019 Virgin Records Limited
Daft Punk, Keyboards - Daft Punk, Performer - Daft Punk, Synthesizer - Thomas Bangalter, Composer - Thomas Bangalter, Other - Thomas Bangalter, Producer - Giorgio Moroder, Composer - Giorgio Moroder, Vocal - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Composer - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Other - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Producer - Paul Jackson Jr., Guitar - Greg Liesz, Steel Guitar - Chris Caswell, Keyboards - Chris Caswell, Other - Nathan East, Bass - James Genus, Bass - John "JR" Robinson, Drums - Omar Hakim, Drums - Quinn, Percussion - Douglas Walter, Conductor - Joseph Solido, Other - Peter Franco, Assistant Engineer - Peter Franco, Recording Engineer - Mick Guzauski, Mixing Engineer - Mick Guzauski, Recording Engineer - Florian Lagatta, Recording Engineer - Guillaume Le Braz, Recording Engineer - Daniel Lerner, Engineer - Seth Waldmann, Assistant Engineer - Seth Waldmann, Misc. Prod. - Cory Brice, Assistant Engineer - Nicolás Essig, Assistant Engineer - Eric Eylands, Assistant Engineer - Derek Karlquist, Assistant Engineer - Miguel Lara, Assistant Engineer - Mike Larson, Assistant Engineer - Kevin Mills, Assistant Engineer - Charlie Pakkari, Assistant Engineer - Bill Rahko, Assistant Engineer - Kyle Stevens, Assistant Engineer - Doug Tyo, Assistant Engineer - Eric Weaver, Assistant Engineer - Alana Da Fonseca, Recording Engineer - Phil Joly, Recording Engineer - Jean-Pierre Janiaud, Misc. Prod. - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Chab, Mastering Engineer
(P) 2013 Daft Life Limited under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Dominic King, Composer - Thomas Bangalter, Composer - ALAIN QUÊME, Composer - Frank Musker, Composer - Stardust, MainArtist - Benjamin Cohen, Composer
1998 Because Music LC33186 1998 Because Music LC33186
Bobby Dixon, Composer, Lyricist - Kieran Hebden, Arranger - Caribou, MainArtist - Dan Snaith, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - BMG, Songs of EMG (BMI), MusicPublisher
2020 City Slang 2019 City Slang
Stuart Price, Producer - NEIL TENNANT, Writer - Pet Shop Boys, MainArtist - Chris Lowe, Writer
2020 x2 Recordings Ltd 2020 x2 Recordings Ltd
Bjork, Composer, Artist, MainArtist - D.R, OriginalPublisher
2015 One Little Independent Limited / Wellhart Limited 2015 One Little Independent Limited / Wellhart Limited
Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer - Martin L. Gore, Composer, Lyricist - Depeche Mode, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mj, Misc. Prod. - Antony King, Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer, Misc. Prod. - Terence Hulkes, Engineer
(P) 2020 Venusnote Ltd., under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Johannes Berglund, MixingEngineer - Fever Ray, MainArtist - Karin Dreijer, Composer, Producer - Christoffer Berg, Producer
2019 Rabid Records under exclusive license to Live Here Now Limited 2019 Rabid Records under exclusive license to Live Here Now Limited
The Prodigy, Composer, MainArtist
© 2018 Take Me To The Hospital Limited under exclusive licence to BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 Take Me To The Hospital Limited under exclusive licence to BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
Jean Michel Jarre, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Producer
(P) 1976 Disques Dreyfus - BMG under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Rone, Performer - John Stanier, Composer, Performer - Bryce Dessner, Composer, Performer - Erwan Castex, Composer
2017 InFiné 2017 InFiné
Justice, Performer - G. Auge, Composer - X.De Rosnay, Composer
2016 Genesis under exclusive licence to Ed Banger records / Because Music. LC33186 2016 Genesis under exclusive licence to Ed Banger records / Because Music. LC33186
Dan Whitford, Composer, Producer - Tim Hoey, Composer - Cut Copy, MainArtist
(C) 2020 Cut Copy Touring Pty Ltd (P) 2020 Cutters Records
Tangerine Dream, MainArtist
(C) 2020 Eastgate Music & Arts (P) 2019 Eastgate Music & Arts under licence to Kscope
Hot Chip, interprète
2012 Domino Recording Co Ltd 2012 Domino Recording Co Ltd
Ratatat, Performer - Evan Mast, Composer - Mike Stroud, Composer
2015 Ratatat under exclusive licence to Because Music 2015 Ratatat under exclusive licence to Because Music
LCD Soundsystem, Associated Performer, Main Artist - James Murphy, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer, Other, Producer - Matt Shaw, Keyboards, Recording Engineer - Korey Richey, Recording Engineer - Bob Weston, Mastering Engineer
(P) 2017 Excelsior Equity Management of NY, LLC under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
2013 Morcheeba Partnership. Released under exclusive license by [PIAS] Recordings. [PIAS] Recordings is a label of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group 2013 Morcheeba Partnership. Released under exclusive license by [PIAS] Recordings. [PIAS] Recordings is a label of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group
Orbital, MainArtist - PHIL HARTNOLL, Composer - PAUL HARTNOLL, Composer, Lyricist
2018 ACP Recordings Ltd 2018 ACP Recordings Ltd
Faithless, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Maxwell Fraser, Composer, Lyricist - John Harrison, Composer, Lyricist - Rollo Armstrong, Composer, Lyricist, Programmer - Ayalah Bentovim, Composer, Lyricist - P-Nut, Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Producer - Sister Bliss, Keyboards, Producer - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer - Matty Benbrook, Guitar - Grippa, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Mike Hedges, Producer - Ash Howes, Producer
(P) 2004 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Thievery Corporation, MainArtist - Robert Myers, Writer - Elin Melgarejo, FeaturedArtist - Robert Manuel Garza, Writer - Richard Eric Hilton, Writer
© 2020 ESL Music Inc. ℗ 2020 ESL Music Inc.
Amon Tobin, Producer, MainArtist - Third Side Music, OriginalPublisher - Amon Adonai Santos De Araujo Tobin, Composer, Writer
(C) 2019 Nomark (P) 2019 Nomark
Cassius, Producer, MainArtist - Louis Gallet, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Philippe Cerboneschi, Interprète Instrumental, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hubert Blanc Francard, Interprète Instrumental, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Boom Bass, Producer - Antoine Poyeton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 2019 Love Supreme / Justice
Röyksopp, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist
2014 Dog Triumph 2014 Dog Triumph
M83, Main Artist - Delabel Editions
2016 M83 Recording Inc. 2016 M83 Recording Inc. exclusively licensed to naïve for the world except North America
Trent Reznor, Producer, Co-Producer, Programmer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Ilan Rubin, Tom-Toms, AssociatedPerformer - ALAN MOULDER, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - TOM BAKER, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jun Murakawa, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Atticus Ross, Producer, Engineer, Co-Producer, Programmer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Nine Inch Nails, MainArtist - Dustin Mosley, Engineer, Programmer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 2013 Null Corporation, under exclusive licence to Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - The Cinematic Orchestra, MainArtist - Jason Swinscoe, Producer, Writer - Dominic Smith, Producer, Writer - Heidi Vogel, Featuring, FeaturedArtist - Just Isn't Music, MusicPublisher - Just Isn’t Music, MusicPublisher - S. Favero, Writer
2019 Ninja Tune 2019 Ninja Tune
Brian Eno, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Roger Eno, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Götz-Michael Rieth, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 2020 Opal Music Ltd.
Kieran Hebden, Composer, Producer - Thom Yorke, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Four Tet, Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Burial, Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - William Bevan, Composer, Producer
2020 Burial, Four Tet, Thom Yorke under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd 2020 Burial, Four Tet, Thom Yorke under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd
Aphex Twin, MainArtist
2019 Warp Records 2019 Warp Records
Sascha Ring, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - GARETH JONES, Mixer - Philipp Thimm, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Apparat, Artist, MainArtist - Random Noize Musick, MusicPublisher - It's Complicated, MusicPublisher
2019 Sascha Ring under exclusive license to Mute Artists Ltd. 2019 Sascha Ring under exclusive license to Mute Artists Ltd.
Mr Oizo, MainArtist - Quentin Dupieux, Composer
2020 F COMMUNICATIONS 2020 F COMMUNICATIONS
Lamb, MainArtist - Andy Barlow, Producer
(C) 2020 Lamb under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited. (P) 2019 Lamb under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited.
Boards of Canada, MainArtist
2013 Warp Records 2013 Warp Records
2019 Warp Records 2019 Warp Records
Bob Ludwig, Engineer - Thom Yorke, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - NIGEL GODRICH, Composer, Producer, AssociatedPerformer
2019 Unsustainabubble Ltd under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd 2019 Unsustainabubble Ltd under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd
Zero 7, Producer, MainArtist - José González, FeaturedArtist - Sam Hardaker, Composer - Henry Binns, Composer - Kobalt, MusicPublisher
2019 Make Records 2019 Make Records
Dieter Meier, Author, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Boris Blank, Composer - Yello, Producer, MainArtist - Ursli Weber, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 2020 Yello
Mum, MainArtist - Gunnar Tynes, Composer - Kristin Anna Valtýsdóttir, Composer - Warner Chappell, MusicPublisher - Gyda Valtysdottir, Composer - Ovrar Smarason, Composer
2019 Morr Music 2019 Morr Music
Kieran Hebden, Composer - Ellie Goulding, Composer - Four Tet, MainArtist
2020 Text Records 2020 Text Records
Enjoy Electronic Music's finest in the best possible audio quality. 60 legendary tracks in Hi-Res, featuring New Order, Kraftwerk, Pierre Henry, Air, St Germain, Moby, Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Justice, Caribou, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Fever Ray, The Prodigy, Jean Michel Jarre, Rone, Tangerine Dream, LCD Soundsystem, Morcheeba, Cassius, Röyksopp, M83, Burial, Bicep, Aphex Twin, Apparat, Zero 7, Bonobo, Yello...
Photo: Kraftwerk (Fröhling/Kraftwerk/Getty Images)
Daft Punk, Curtain Call
by Smaël Bouaici
Eight years after Random Access Memories transcended the artistic concept that had begun with Homework eighteen years earlier, Daft Punk have brought things to a halt. It is as if to say that no further reinvention was possible after their last album, which was the culmination of a career that paid tribute to the pop culture of the 1970s and 1980s.
It would take another eight years for Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter to conceive of a way of expressing their love for the music of the 70s and 80s, which hadn't quite come off on their first album (in particular due to a lack of resources, even though the record was also a confession of faith in DJ culture). With Random Access Memories, they definitively turned their backs on adolescence. "Computers are not really instruments", Thomas Bangalter conceded in 2013. "Human creativity is the ultimate interface. It is much more powerful than a mouse or touch screen.” RAM was therefore conceived as a tribute to this golden age of music production and the mythical studios of the American industry. In particular, Daft Punk are paying homage to California's Hanson studios (where that all-star line-up recorded We Are the World), Capitol (which hosted Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Michael Jackson), the Grammy factory at Conway in Hollywood or the Electric Ladyland that was so dear to Jimi Hendrix in New York.
In the end, two Parisians transcended their artistic concept by sending it back in time, taking advantage of the budget associated with their success to build themselves a luxurious time machine. "When we recorded Random Access Memories, we asked ourselves: what did we like so much about these samples? Extremely short moments of life, lasting a few seconds, and yet so incredibly rich in emotions, harbouring so many human stories, conveying such great memories. To us it seemed the obvious thing to do, to meet all these musicians, these sound engineers, who had helped write the history of pop in the 70s and 80s. Meeting them of course also meant discovering their material and their recording studios…”
And so they invited mythical musicians such as drummer John Robinson Jr, one of the greatest American sidemen, who worked with Quincy Jones and on Michael Jackson's Off the Wall, as well as Greg Leisz, companion to the Eagles, Joni Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen and specialist in pedal-steel guitars, a fixture of the West Coast rock that Daft Punk adopted for this album, the better to twist its sound. RAM also allows the duo to realise their fantasy with Nile Rodgers, who puts in a turn on Get Lucky, and to organise a 10-minute tribute to the disco master who inspired them so much, Giorgio Moroder, on the track/podcast Giorgio by Moroder.
On this album, the ultimate in every sense of the word, Daft Punk come full circle with another idol – for them, perhaps, the greatest of all – as they bring in Paul Williams, a folk singer/actor who plays the lead and was responsible for the soundtrack of Phantom of the Paradise, their favourite film. It was Paul Williams, alongside Nile Rodgers, who spoke on behalf of the robots during their 2014 winning streak at the Grammys. And seven years later, it is the melody of their collaboration Touch that concludes the farewell video posted by the group, Epilogue, on February 22nd, 2021. As if there was nothing more to be said.
(Quotes from The Guardian, Trax, Télérama, Wax Poetics, Les Inrocks)
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