Giorgio Moroder to participate on Daft Punk´s new album
Synth and disco pop legend Giorgio Moroder has hooked up with Daft Punk during the recording of the French duo’s new album.
During an interview at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, he revealed that he’d laid down a “rap”, as part of the sessions for the long awaited follow up to Daft Punk’s 2005 album Human After All. According to Moroder, the duo invited him to talk about his life in a vocal booth filled with a range of microphones old and new (all the way from the 60s to today). The engineer explained that the mic they would end up using would depend on what decade of his life he was talking about. When Moroder quizzed the engineer as to whether or not anyone would actually be able to tell the difference anyway, he was assured “They will know”.
Such a painstaking/self-indulgent approach to one vocal performance might perhaps shed a little light on why the new album from the duo is taking so long to emerge. They’re reported to have drafted in some other heavyweight names too – Nile Rodgers of Chic recently revealed that he’s been involved, and earlier this year American songwriter Paul Williams (the man behind hits for the Carpenters, among others) mentioned that he had also been writing songs for the duo. No word yet on when the album in question is likely to arrive; more news when we have it.
Classic video from the “pioneer” of Disco.
Taken from the E=MC² album.