Daft Punk “Random Access Memories” 

December 2023 | 23/11, MUSIC

Although separated at the start of 2021, the French duo continue to be present among the new releases. Not least thanks to their album “Random Access Memories”, released in a tenth-anniversary version and here in a drumless edition. There’s no need to introduce these artists, who have flooded our playlists with unstoppable grooves. But it’s fair to question the wisdom of removing the drums from tracks designed for the dancefloor. Indeed, listening to the first few bars may leave one sceptical, but as in the original version, the track ‘Giorgo By Moroder’ will make everyone agree. The removal of toms, bass drums and cymbals, which has the effect of reducing the bandwidth, brings to light details that may have gone unnoticed on the first versions. Tracks like ‘Instant Crush’ and ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ take upon an unexpected sensitivity. We are pushed back and forth between the two versions, wondering: if a song is good, will it be good drumless? Daft Punk prove that it can.