Musicology of Daft Punk

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Musicology: Daft Punk Brief History/ Background: Thomas Bangalter: Piano. History/ Background: Bangalter was born on the 3 January 1975 in Paris, France. He began playing the piano at the age of six and didn't play any instruments prior to the piano. His parents where very strict about practicing the piano and now thanks them for it. In 1987, Bangalter met Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo when he was 12. It was there that they discovered their mutual fascination of films and music of the 1960s and 70s. They joined with Laurent Brancowitz in 1992 to form an indie rock trio called Darlin', which Bangalter performed bass guitar. A negative review from Melody Maker magazine referred to their music as "a daft punky thrash" which inspired Bangalter and de Homem-Christo's new name. Daft Punk grew interested in electronic music shortly before reaching the age of 18, which led Brancowitz to leave the group and create the indie band Phoenix. In 1993 Bangalter presented a demo of Daft Punk material to Stuart Macmillan of Slam that led to their first single "The New Wave". Bangalter also uses Bass guitar, synthesizer, vocals, guitar, drum machine, vocoder, programming and the talk box to create Daft Punk's music. From the front performing: From behind performing: Performing live on stage: Music: Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Daft Punk combines elements of house with synthpop and creates a catchy, glitchy, robotic kind of music with their later albums becoming more like their roots with a combination of rock and pop. Their music has evolved over the years from being an indie rock band 'Darlin' to discovering

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