On this day last month, daft-punk have announced a 10th anniversary edition of their latest studio album, Random access memories, with an additional 35 minutes of previously unreleased music. Today the first track is out – we’re hesitant to call it a “song” because, more than new music, it features additional commentary from collaborator Todd Edwards while creating the track.
Todd Edwards first worked with the band on “Face To Face” from their Discovery album in 2001. While working on “Fragments of Time” at the legendary Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles on February 29, 2012, a tape played throughout the session, capturing the entire creative journey behind the creation of the track and we hear some of those intimate creative moments between Thomas Bangalter and Todd Edwards in the new track released today.
Edited for this anniversary edition by Florian Lagatta, Daft Punk’s sound engineer, “The Writing of Fragments of Time” is a documentary piece that makes a nod to the title of the RAM album. Georges de Moroder, in which the iconic Giorgio Moroder discusses his own creative process and edits. This new behind-the-scenes track glimpses real humans at work with all their first-draft doubts, excitement, and imperfections.
Random Access Memories 10th Anniversary Edition will be officially released on May 12.