Thomas Bangalter solo album

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Thomas Bangalter, half of the legendary French digital duo Daft Punk, has announced his first orchestral solo album and publicly revealed his face for the primary time — as a practical illustration. 

Though they launched some photographs of themselves early of their profession, Daft Punk rapidly adopted an nameless profile. They famously appeared in public carrying elaborate robotic helmets, together with their efficiency on the 2014 Grammy Awards, the place they received album of the yr for Random Entry Reminiscences, their remaining LP.

Bangalter’s new album, Mythologies, releases on April 7 on Erato/Warner Classics. It was initially commissioned for the ballet of the identical identify by the choreographer Angelin Preljocajwhich premiered by the Orchestre Nationwide Bordeaux Aquitaine beneath the route of Romain Dumas.

“As a considerable lyrical work, Mythologies finds the co-founder of Daft Punk reinventing his strategy to composition,” says the announcement, describing that the 90-minute rating “exhibits scant regard for standard stylistic boundaries” and divulges “a love of Baroque music and traces of American minimalism.”

The album first started within the autumn of 2019 when Angelin Preljocaj invited Bangalter to jot down the music for a brand new challenge to mark the fruits of a number of years of collaboration with the Opéra Nationwide de Bordeaux. The ballet is meant for ten dancers from the Opéra Nationwide de Bordeaux’s ballet firm, together with ten others from Preljocaj’s personal firm, accompanied by the home’s resident orchestra. 

Mythologies Tracklist

  • I. Premiers Mouvements
  • II. Le Catch
  • III. Thalestris
  • IV. Les Gémeaux I
  • V. Les Amazones
  • VI. L’Arrivée D’Alexandre
  • VII. Treize Nuits
  • VIII. Danae
  • IX. Zeus
  • X. L’Accouchement
  • XI. Les Gorgones
  • XII. Renaissances
  • XIII. Le Minotaure
  • XIV. Eden
  • XV. Arès
  • XVI: Aphrodite
  • XVII. Les Naïades
  • XVIII. Pas de Deux
  • XIX: Circonvolutions
  • XX. Les Gémeaux II
  • XXI. Icare
  • XXII. Danse Funèbre
  • XXIII. La Guerre