This week in Part 2 of a Series of Series, it’s time to take a good gander at Daft Punk. It’s been well documented on this blog I have some admiration for Daft Punk and criticism of their more recent works. I’ve mentioned a number of times about Interstella 5555, which combined the best of Daft Punk and the classic anime stylings of Leiji Mastumoto (of Space Battleship Yamato fame).
With his help Interstella 5555 (Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem) came to be and basically every song from Discovery was made into a music video.
Daft Punk – One More Time
So here we start off on this magical planet of music where everyone is grovin’ and having a fantastic time. This band is just the shit and everyone knows it. Hell it’s so awesome everyone has basically dropped what they were doing to watch the concert, even planetary security because what could possibly happen? Oh right, invasion.
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic
And these dudes mean business. They’re just waltzing in and acting like a boss, turning things off, causing a panic in the people. They don’t want that music playing so they just turn it off. Hell, they don’t like the band so much so they’re going to cart their asses off. Now all that planet has to look forward to is being the back drop for an Eiffel 65 video…
Daft Punk – Digital Love
No wait, they’re going to call in the SPACE JANITOR! Or his cousin’s brother since this guy is totally into guitars and even so much to have a Space Guitar for a ship. Actually, maybe he’s Boston’s cousin. None the less, only his love of the band’s chick is compelling enough for him to give chase after these dudes who totally rolled an entire planet and ganked their best band ever. This guy has some stones for sure.
Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
Okay aside from being like one of the most popular songs ever done by Daft Punk to even being stolen by Kanye West, made into a hand puppet show, and talked about a lot, this video doesn’t make much sense. I mean someone went to the trouble to design and build a machine that could:
- Undress aliens with lasers
- Do a body scan
- Move them to another section to scan and alter memories
- Move them to yet another section and paint them
- Shower them and then scan them for clothing
- Then dress them
- Followed by moving to a different section to give them glasses
- Which then takes the revamped band to scan again to alter their last video as humans not aliens
- And then finally go through a complex slide system to a space car to meet their new manager
That’s basically a massive complex to do something so minor. I mean how much did this cost and what was the time invested? The logic behind all this baffles me.
Anyways, there are basically another 10 parts to make for 14 music videos or you can get the full movie which is basically a 68 minute continuous music video of which has not been seen again to my knowledge. I highly recommend you check it out, it’s a fine story to watch.