One half of one of the most celebrated EDM outfits of all time has announced he’s about to drop his first solo project - and we’re fizzing to say the least.
Thomas Bangalter, of Daft Punk fame will be releasing ‘Mythologies’ - a 23-track, 90-minute project, that's set to come out on April 7th. It’s not electronic music or anything close, instead, the songs come from a musical that Bangalter was asked to compose and are performed by an orchestra.
“The form, the stakes and the creative process involved in ‘Mythologies’ are all radically different and represent a new stage in Bangalter’s development over the last thirty years of writing, composing and performing music,” his team said in a press release.
“This score does not draw on the resources of electronic music but instead involves the large-scale traditional force of a symphony [and] embraces the history of orchestral ballet music.”
So, it won’t be the boogie-inducing house x funk x disco journey Daft Punk used to take you on, but it might just be beautiful enough to bring a tear to your eye (at the least it should be great study/focus music).
In an social media post announcing the album, Warner Classics shared the album cover and an illustration of Bangalter which somewhat wipes away the anonymity he had with Daft Punk.
“Mythologies is Thomas Bangalter's first opus for orchestra, through which the co-founder of Daft Punk reinvents his relationship to composition,” the caption reads.
“Conceived upon invitation of choreographer Angelin Preljocaj for the ballet of the same name, this large and lyrical work is performed by the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine under the direction of Romain Dumas.”
I’ve never been a big orchestra guy but with the high quality of music Bangalter made with Daft Punk you can bet I’ll be giving this album a listen come April 7th.