When it comes to musicians with a thorough knowledge and appreciation of cinema, Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo) are a rare breed; their celebrated musical prowess has been continually supplemented by rich visuals and the collaboration of significant filmic talents. Their album covers embrace elegant minimalism, simplistic yet immediately identifiable. Their physical appearance from their second studio album, 2001’s ‘Homework’, onwards has been almost exclusively robotic to the extent that the majority of the fans who enjoyed their celebrated festival sets at Rock Ness and Wireless would never recognise them. And that’s before their music videos are touched upon. They’ve utilized the talents of the likes of Michel Gondry, Spike Jones and Roman Coppola. The results have been suitably staggering, with Gondry’s promo for ‘Around The World’ representing one of the art form’s finest moments of the Nineties.
Thomas Bangalter , Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo