Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter's 'Riga (Take 5)' Is a 15-Minute Techno Epic


Any Daft Punk fan who's listened to Homework is aware of the robots can trip a repetitive techno line into whole existential transcendence, however the duo's Thomas Bangalter simply unleashed his wildest but. "Riga (Take 5)" is a 14-minute, 41-second epic that clangs modular synth screeches round a stomping, industrial beat.

"Riga" was recorded in a single stable take for the soundtrack of Latn movie Riga (Take 1). The track is repetitive, sure, however Bangalter's maddening use of dynamics and modulators retains the listener engaged. It's fairly the masterful experiment, as if Bangalter goals to check the very limits of human curiosity. It flows nearly as if in three motion, the ultimate jiffy of every being a glitched-out exploration of tempos.

Bangalter isn't any stranger to movie scores. Daft Punk famously scored Tron: Legacy, whereas Bangalter has routinely labored with French director Gaspard NoĂ© (Irreversible, Enter The Void).

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