Thomas Bangalter on Daft Punk: ”we didn’t mess it up too much.”

By MediaMonkey

August 4, 2023

One half of Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter, has been speaking to 6 Music about the decision to end the act, and he’s feeling please:

“The question I ask more myself is why we did end it rather than how it could last for so long… It’s a lot like a story or mini saga – sometimes there’s a TV show that has a special place in people’s hearts and it keeps that place, and it runs for one, two, three, four, five, sometimes 10 seasons.

There’s a moment where it ends and I think it’s actually interesting to have this opportunity to start, have the middle and to end it… [I was] relieved and happy to look back and say: ‘OK, we didn’t mess it up too much.’”

What’s he doing going forward?

“I love technology as a tool [but] I’m somehow terrified of the nature of the relationship between the machines and ourselves… Now the story has ended, it felt interesting to reveal part of the creative process that is very much human-based and not algorithmic of any sort.”

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