Big news! You can take a break from having “Get Lucky” playing on repeat, because we have a brand new leak from the upcoming Random Access Memories album by Daft Punk.
A partial leak of “Giorgio by Moroder” just surfaced. The 9-minute collabo track with 80s synth king Giorgio Moroder has received a lot of hype since its initial announcement. The original source of this low-quality leak comes from one of the “one time album listening” events. Various reviews of the album have resulted in polarizing reviews of “Giorgio by Moroder” but from the sounds of this leak, we are definitely loving what we are hearing. Some are criticizing it for being “exhaustingly dense” while others strongly believe it is one of the highlight tracks of the album. In an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur, Daft Punk commented on the track, stating:
“We met him a few years back, he was always an mythical legend for us, a bit mysterious. His personal life path follows the music. The idea behind the track was to make a sort of documentary based on an interview we did with him. Giorgio Moroder’s voice was recorded with different microphones from different periods. We finally ended with over three hours worth of interview material in which he recalls his life as a musician.
This track is a great metaphore on musical freedom. We always push ourselves to break boundaries between musical genres, between good and bad taste, hype and non-hype. Giorgio is a model in that field. It’s fascinating hearing him say at the tender age of 72 “Oh, I was doing electronic music over forty years ago.”
Regardless of what some reviews may say, this leak has got us really excited for the full version and how it ultimately develops. This 3 minute rip starts soon after the beginning of the track, but sources tell us it takes a series of dramatic changes following this part of the song, including a jazzy electric piano breakdown, scattered beats, and even some hip hop vibes. At the very least, this leak includes a phenomenal sample from the Giorgio interview that Daft Punk used to produce the track.
“So we put a click on the 24 track, which then was synced to the Moog Modular. I knew that could be a sound of the future–but I didn’t realize how much the impact would be. My name is Hansjörg Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio.”
Giorgio by Moroder – Daft Punk
Update: Columbia Records/Sony Records has reached out asking us to take it down. The good news is now we know the track is 99.99% real.