Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Well. Been listening to my copy of Random Access Memories by Daft Punk over the last 24 hours... And based on my gut feeling and the endorphin excitment fizzing away inside my mind, It is, by my prediction, a game changer. I don't often say such things easily when it comes to music, but I will say the album will go down as a true great. It'll sound familiar to anyone that knows DP, whilst being an total evolution of their sound (much more live in sound and space) and like nothing anyone else in electronic music doing at the moment. It sounds classic yet very now, very cool, very special. It transists between sounding like future funk, back to 80's Miami, through epic movie soundtrack richness and computer game influences back to discotheque-dancefloor bliss effortlessly. Sometimes all of those influences are evident at the same time. I have literally been laughing out loud at how good it is. It's so unbelievably rich in production too - layers upon layers of exquisitely recorded guitars, bass, synthezized keys, vocals, orchestral strings, live percussion and programmed modular effects. It is sublime to hear veteran electronic producers come forward with such an rich offering. I don't want to talk it up anymore but I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone with a pulse should pay it some attention. Wow. Enjoy!