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Daft Punk: a member of the group reveals his head for the first time

Daft Punk: a member of the group reveals his head for the first time

End of suspense for Daft Punk fans? Thomas Bangalter, one of the two members you duo reveals his face to the public for the first time. Separated from his partner since their resounding announcement in September 2021, the musician is about to fly on its own with first album only scheduled for April 7. Symbolically, it is well under his personal identity that he signs this first opus illustrated witha portrait of himself. However, there is no question of going all the way: for the most impatient who were hoping for a photoyou will indeed have to settle for a simple realistic illustration.

The American magazine The variety specifies that the album, titled Mythologieswill contain 23 tracks composed especially by Thomas Bangalter for ballet of the same name by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. It was the latter himself who called on the former Daft Punk to write the music for his ballet which was to mark the culmination of his collaboration of several years with the Opéra national de Bordeaux. Mythologies was then interpreted, on stage, by ten dancers from the ballet company of the national institution, ten other dancers from Angelin Preljocaj’s company and, in the orchestra, by the resident musicians of the Bordeaux Opera. A step aside for the composer, winner of seven Grammy Awards as a duo, who could well disappoint electro music fans

A new career in audiovisual

Parallel to this project, Thomas Bangalter turned to audiovisual composition since his separation from Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, other half of Daft Punk. Already the author of soundtracks for two films by gaspar noahIrreversible in 2002 and Step into the void in 2009 -, the musician participated in the composition of the music for the film In Body of Cedric Klapisch and entirely signed the original soundtrack of the series Irma Vep produced by Olivier Assayas.

Article written in collaboration with 6Medias.

Photo credits: AGENCY / BESTIMAGE

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