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With Daft Punk's new album coming out, The Creators Project is interviewing their collaborators about their careers, production and playing techniques and working with Daft Punk.
  • Giorgio Moroder
  • Todd Edwards
  • Nile Rogers

  • posted by empath (39 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

     
    New Daft Punk album to be launched in obscure Australian town of Wee Waa.
    he album will be released on May 21 but it is set to be played for the first time anywhere in the world at an exclusive 4,000-ticket party at the annual Wee Waa agricultural show on May 17.
    posted by Jimbob at 2:48 AM on April 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


    The album will be released on May 21 but it is set to be played for the first time anywhere in the world at an exclusive 4,000-ticket party at the annual Wee Waa agricultural show on May 17.

    I'm always curious about how the infrastructure of small towns is affected by events like this, be they one-offs or annual things. Does the economy gear around it for a couple of weeks?
    posted by solarion at 3:45 AM on April 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


    I've been to raves with 4000 people on farms in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, and the locals barely knew it was going on. Hell, the cops wouldn't even find out until someone called about all the cars parking on the road.

    It really doesnt' take that much to support 4,000 people. Some gas generators, some tents, some portapotties.
    posted by empath at 3:48 AM on April 12, 2013


    Perfect launch location. The land of unencumbered hedonism in spite of prevailing resource-depletion reality is ideal. Gold class portapotties.
    posted by panaceanot at 4:24 AM on April 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


    I have to say, even for someone who's not a big fan of Daft Punk, the marketing for this album has been brilliant. Independently of each other, both myself and my 11 year old know this album is coming out and want to buy it.
    posted by jeremias at 4:44 AM on April 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


    I ❤ ❥ ♥ ❣ ♡ ღ ϟ ROBOTS!
    posted by pashdown at 5:42 AM on April 12, 2013


    Looking at this year's Glastonbury lineup, there was one name buried in there that made me insanely jealous that I wish American promoters (and audiences) would have been more keen for: Chic featuring Nile Rogers.
    His episode here is the one I am most looking forward to.
    posted by Senor Cardgage at 7:12 AM on April 12, 2013


    Perfect launch location. The land of unencumbered hedonism in spite of prevailing resource-depletion reality is ideal. Gold class portapotties.

    That, and the array of satellite dishes and the CSIRO Australia Telescope that are located near the ~2,000 person cotton farming town, which is an 8 hour drive from Sydney.
    posted by filthy light thief at 7:19 AM on April 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


    I have to say, the prospect of this album with these guests has me in a full freakout like very few artists can create. Looking forward to the release like a kid on Christmas.
    posted by rollbiz at 7:51 AM on April 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


    All I know is that there's a 16 second loop of one of the new tracks that has been lengthened to 10 hours and it's been played 200,000+ times.

    This is going to be the biggest release in music in 2013. No pressure guys! :)
    posted by gen at 7:57 AM on April 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


    While I am really excited and as much of a Daft Fan as I think is possible (bought Homework the day it was available in the U.S., was at the legendary Coachella show, saw them on the 07 tour, own all the records and pre-ordered the vinyl for this one) I am a little worried that having all these interviews out front talking the thing up like its gonna be a gamechanger is setting it up to backfire in a really bad way.

    I hope Im wrong of course.
    posted by Senor Cardgage at 8:10 AM on April 12, 2013


    God DAMN that is like wading in funk. I wonder if we can get George Clinton to collaborate on their next album. That would really bring down the mothership....
    posted by seanmpuckett at 8:11 AM on April 12, 2013


    WEE WAAAAAAAA!

    ROAD TRIP!

    You guys don't get the Australian distances, right?
    posted by Mezentian at 8:12 AM on April 12, 2013


    They're in km, right?

    Anyway, before you go road tripping out there, it should be noted that the town/ village/ community name is pronounced "Wee War". You don't want to seem like a total townie when you get there.
    posted by filthy light thief at 9:28 AM on April 12, 2013


    Anyone driving that far into the interior of Australia is more likely to get eaten by wallabies long before they even reach the city limits, so discussions of pronunciation are pretty much merely academic.
    posted by Senor Cardgage at 9:56 AM on April 12, 2013


    All I know is that there's a 16 second loop of one of the new tracks that has been lengthened to 10 hours and it's been played 200,000+ times .

    I'm only 7 minutes in, but I might have this on all afternoon, thanks!
    posted by grog at 9:56 AM on April 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


    All I know is that there's a 16 second loop of one of the new tracks that has been lengthened to 10 hours and it's been played 200,000+ times .


    Oooh. Thanks for this. I saw the ad during SNL, and I needed more.
    posted by Silly Ashles at 10:19 AM on April 12, 2013


    I cannot remember the last time I was this excited about a new album. Can't wait!

    (Also, please acknowledge/pay Eddie Johns for "One More Time").
    posted by 4ster at 10:30 AM on April 12, 2013


    I just heard about this recently, are they going to tour?
    Please tell me they're going to tour.
    posted by tenpointwo at 11:30 AM on April 12, 2013


    I watched the Giorgio Moroder one, and am pleased to see more of them out. Worth your time.

    (also, please tour)
    posted by immlass at 5:16 PM on April 12, 2013


    I posted a rumor about a Daft Punk Australian tour on my site, and then the news about the Waa Wee show broke. Reality is stranger than fiction. And it's already sold out. The idea of Daft Punk hanging out with country folks and bogans is hilarious, as is the idea of people loving repetitive robot music so much they'll take that trip to the middle of nowhere. Hopefully they enjoy the sheep-shearing and woodchopping competitions.
    posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 5:27 PM on April 12, 2013


    Their first US performance was in middle-of-nowhere Wisconsin at a rave called Even Further. I wish I could say I remember their set, but they were no one special at the time.
    posted by o0o0o at 9:06 PM on April 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


    he idea of Daft Punk hanging out with country folks and bogans is hilarious,

    Even more so since they'll be streaming the album from France.
    posted by Mezentian at 7:03 AM on April 13, 2013


    We're up all night to get lucky.
    posted by sparkletone at 9:20 AM on April 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


    tenpointwo! Great find!
    posted by 4ster at 9:46 AM on April 13, 2013


    I may have had this playing all afternoon yesterday.
    posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 1:00 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


    Also, Rolling Stone just posted an interview with Daft Punk about the album.
    posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 1:02 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


    Here's an audience recording the 1:42 long "teaser trailer" for the album, that was presented at Coachella which really intrigues me. A vocal dance album? FSSSK YAAAH!
    posted by filthy light thief at 8:45 PM on April 13, 2013


    Here's the SNL ad they played tonight. Dang
    posted by hellojed at 11:02 PM on April 13, 2013


    "We want to focus everything on the act and excitement of listening to the album. We don’t see a tour as an accessory to an album." When they do finally hit the road, he added, it will be with a career-encompassing set list, not one overly focused on the new material."

    So eventually they will tour!
    posted by bdz at 4:34 AM on April 15, 2013


    Exorior on SoundCloud has cobbled together a version of the full song using the bits and pieces from the ads and teasers. [via]
    posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 11:14 AM on April 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


    An official tracklist was posted to the Columbia Records vine account.

    The leaked tracklisting was correct, except "Motherhood" is actually "Motherboard," which in retrospect makes way more sense.
    posted by sparkletone at 1:31 PM on April 16, 2013


    A radio station in Edmonton has leaked a 128kbps copy of what appears to be the actual radio edit. They replaced the link after about 10 minutes with a clearly fake youtube embed, but copies of what they originally posted are going around (not hard to find with google at this point). It has new vocal bits we hadn't heard and some other things that make it extremely plausible as the real thing.

    The "official" radio edit is due ... tomorrow, I think? I forget exactly. But soon.
    posted by sparkletone at 11:32 AM on April 17, 2013


    Official radio edit
    posted by 4ster at 11:34 AM on April 17, 2013


    Possibly fake, possibly unmastered demo, possibly leaked version.

    Still great though, especially the way the guy is clearly enjoying it.
    posted by empath at 1:57 AM on April 18, 2013


    Here's the mp3 version.

    Sounds like an unmastered demo to me, the vocal track is terrible and the mix down is not great.
    posted by empath at 2:09 AM on April 18, 2013


    it's on my fellow daftmen: new single played on dutch radio today
    posted by ouke at 6:09 AM on April 18, 2013


    I listened to the discography yesterday and what struck me was how sparse much of it is. Sure, there's a few radio-friendly tracks, but by and large what is interesting about DP as music is how much they leave unsaid. One could say by way of analogy that one of their major design keystones is a vast canvas of aural white space (not white noise) that is only occasionally painted on, like sumi-e brushstrokes. Almost a complete opposite of the Wall Of Sound.

    Of course having aurally sparse yet easily identifiable tracks does not hurt at all in the scene because you can layer a zillion different atmospheres on during performance and get a new and audience responsive sound that still has a certain recognizable and accepted flavour.

    One might say it was a brilliant marketing strategy. But many other artists do the same thing and don't get the world-wide recognition. So there's real talent under the strategy.

    I guess I'm looking forward to it.
    posted by seanmpuckett at 6:59 AM on April 18, 2013


    Was releaed on zune early and got posted on reddit.
    posted by empath at 7:47 PM on April 18, 2013


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