Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter announces solo album with orchestral score, 'Mythologies'
Out in April, the French star's first full-length since Daft Punk's split features no electronic production
Thomas Bangalter will be releasing his orchestral score for the ballet 'Mythologies' — his first full-length release as a solo artist since the end of Daft Punk.
Originally commissioned by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj in 2021, the 'Mythologies' score debuted with the ballet's premiere this past July after the two French artists began collaborating in 2019. The 90-minute score is made up of 23 pieces and will be released on 7th April by Warner Classics.
The compositions are influenced by Baroque music and American minimalism and do not incorporate electronic production kit, according to the press release. As with the live performances, the recorded version of the score is performed by the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, led by director Romain Dumas.
This the second score Bangalter will release under his own name. He produced the soundtrack to the 2002 Gaspar Noé film 'Irréversible', starring Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel. A 13-track version of the soundtrack (excluding featured music by Gustav Mahler, Étienne Daho and Ludwig van Beethoven), was released as a solo album in North America via Roulé and Thrive. As Daft Punk, Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo scored 2010's 'Tron: Legacy'.
Bangalter recently contributed production to Phoenix's latest album, 'Alpha Zulu', released in November last year.
Earlier this month, Daft Punk's post-split archive-digging continued with the release of a rare, unmasked live performance of 'Rollin & Scratchin' from 1997.
Find more information about the vinyl release here, and watch clips from the 'Mythologies' ballet via a Euro News piece below.
I. Premiers Mouvements
II. Le Catch
IV. Les Gémeaux I
V. Les Amazones
VI. L’Arrivée d’Alexandre
VII. Treize Nuits
XI. Les Gorgones
XIII. Le Minotaure
XVII. Les Naïades
XVIII. Pas de Deux
XX. Les Gémeaux II
XXII. Danse Funèbre
XXIII. La Guerre