Record Label: Columbia
2013's critically acclaimed and chart topping Random Access Memories (Columbia Records) is the fourth full-length from robot helmet adorned French house duo Daft Punk and first studio effort in eight years following 2005's Human After All. Daft Punk released their universally celebrated debut Homework in 1997 and sophomore set Discovery to even further fanfare in 2001.
Random Access Memories is Daft Punk's most ambitious and epic release to date comprising 13 tracks which clock in at over 75 minutes. Inspired by the music of the late-1970s and early-1980s and more organic in nature than past releases, the album features collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas and Animal Collective's Panda Bear among others.
Random Access Memories produced no less than four successful singles in 2013 including the two-time Grammy Award winning smash "Get Lucky" with Pharrell Williams, "Lose Yourself To Dance," also with Pharrell, "Doin It Right," with Panda Bear and "Instant Crush" with Julian Casablancas.
Daft Punk consists of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, who in their 20-year history together, have redefined electronic music, pioneered the live dance concert experience and shaped pop culture. Their awareness reached critical mass when they performed the hit “Stronger” on the Grammy Awards with Kanye West in 2008. They also appeared in and scored Disney’s Tron: Legacy (2010) which sold 700,000 and catapulted them to even greater heights.
The vinyl edition of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is pressed on two 180-gram LPs and also includes an accompanying download card and LP sized booklet.