Daft Punk explains why they broke up

We are rapidly approaching the release of Random Access Memories 10th Anniversary Edition on the occasion of the second anniversary of daft-punk officially break up. Thomas Bangalter has a solo album coming out this Friday, Mythologies, his first solo album for orchestra. Ahead of the release, he spoke to the BBC and explained why exactly Daft Punk officially decided to break up.

“[Daft Punk] was an exploration, I would say, starting with the machines and moving away from them. I love technology as a tool [but] I’m sort of terrified of the nature of the relationship between the machines and ourselves,” Bangalter explained.

“We tried to use these machines to express something extremely emotional that a machine cannot feel, but a human can feel. We have always been on the side of humanity and not on the side of the technology,” he added.

With the advent of more popularized AI and algorithmic technologies, Thomas and Guy-Manuel have chosen to keep their more human side.

On the new album, he explained, “Daft Punk was a project that blurred the line between reality and fiction with these robot characters. It was a very important point for me and [co-founder] Guy-Man[uel] so as not to spoil the narrative while it was happening. Now that the story is complete, it was interesting to reveal a part of the creative process that is very human and not algorithmic in any way.

via Consequence

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