You Know Daft Punk right ? Yeah that french electronic band. 20 years ago exactly (well last week but hey I'm late as always) they issued their first album, Homework. That album with Da funk and Around the world. Yeah you're that old.
But you probably never listened to that album as a whole. Electronic albums of that era were thought to be listened to that way. Like the chemical brother's albums. Not just a collection of potential singles mixed with filler song. But songs that respond to each other. And it's a very interesting experience to do, so, let's do this together.
I talked about Beats1's radio shows before, there's one I like particularly, Gonzales's Music is cool. There's an episode about Daft Punk. At one point Gonzales talk about the use of filter, and how it was used cleverly throughout the album. So listen to that bit, or maybe the full episode, and then come back to listening to the full album with me.
It starts with Daftendirekt a repeating filtered sample span the whole song. a simple beat, a catchy bass. it's simple but you're already nodding to the rhythm.
Wdpk 837 FM starts right away and that's the only interlude of the whole album. mimics a radio jingle and it's kind of the introduction of the album really. Now you know you're in the 90's and FM radios were still a thing. itsamles Daft Punk's own Musique
And you hear a bass in the background, and some people talking. it's definetely a block party, or something, some sirens are whaling, people scream, and the police come to burst the party. So you think it's over ? but it's just starting 909 Revolution. If you didn't know the 909 is a classic drum machine. So classic that you probably know it's clap. and it's snare. so that revolution? it might be House music.
Aaaaah ! Rolin' & scratchin', if you did listen to Gonzales's music is cool, you'll know the trick with this one. It's just one note through out the song and it's still interesting. probably better enjoyed on drugs during a 90's rave party.