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French house isn't just a geographical classification, it's a stylistic category -- a distinction that's the result of Daft Punk's 1997 debut, Homework, a woolly slice of wiggly disco-house and cheeky analog-techno that basically defined the style. Selling more than 2 million copies worldwide, Homework introduced sonic quirks -- clipped funk loops, extreme frequency filters, vocoder vocal snippets, goofy repeated chants -- that have become standard operating practice in the world of DJ music, from Cher to Bob Sinclar. Their long-awaited sophomore release, Discovery, picks up where Homework left off. There's plenty of cyborg vocals and banging disco-house, but there are some new wrinkles in the Daft Punk sound. In general, the Parisian pair (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) display a newfound eclecticism that looks beyond the dance floor for kicks. Here, they tackle '80s-synth pop ("Digital Love"), Air-ish downtempo ("Nightvision"), and electro-jazz fusion ("Short Circuit"), alongside their legendary disco-house floor-fillers ("Too Long," the kickin' single "One More Time"). And they've dispensed with the raw, lo-fi experimental sound of Homework in favor of an über-slick production ethic that is totally '80s -- the new age-padded chords, crispy drum sounds, and frilly keyboard wiggles conjure the same vibe as the Reagan-era funk of Prince and Michael Jackson. It's a joyous, irresistible, and over-the-top sound that's destined to be an international nightclub smash in 2001 -- even if it sometimes sounds like 1981.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2001
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724384960629
catalogNumber: 496066
Rank: 1690

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daft Punk   Primary Artist,Vocals
Romanthony   Vocals
Todd Edwards   Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Composer
George Duke   Composer
Edwin Birdsong   Composer
Marty Panzer   Composer
Daft Punk   Producer,Illustrations
Romanthony   Producer
Daniel Vangarde   Art Direction,Concept
Simon Scott   Art Direction,Concept
Todd Edwards   Producer
Thomas Bangalter   Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Concept
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo   Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Concept
Carlos Sosa   Composer
A. Moore   Composer
Kumiko Izumiya   Artwork,Logo Design
A-Lex   Art Direction,Concept
Tonya Gardner   Engineer
Gildas Loaëc   Art Direction,Concept
Alexandre Courtès   Logo Design
Pedro Winter   Art Direction,Concept

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