Thomas Bangalter Quotes

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes

Daft Punk would not exist if there was no technology.
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Computers were never designed in the first place to become musical instruments. Within a computer, everything is sterile - there's no sound, there's no air. It's totally code. Like with computer-generated effects in movies, you can create wonders. But it's really hard to create emotion.

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I think 'Tron' is a good example of minimalism.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: The late 70s and early 80s is the zenith
The late '70's and early '80s is the zenith of a certain craftsmanship in sound recording.

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Daft Punk would not exist if there was no technology.

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A cello was there 400 years ago and will still be here in 400 years.

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Electronic music has definitely taken over America. There is more and more interaction with hip hop.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: I remember when i was a kid i would
I remember when I was a kid, I would watch 'Superman', and I was super into the feeling of knowing that Clark Kent is Superman and no one knows.

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In 'Scream 2', they have this discussion about how sequels always suck.

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Initially, electronic music was anti-establishment, as punk rock and rock n' roll were. The music was shut down; the police were against the parties.

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Music was a vector that we wanted to build a universe around.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: Skrillex has been successful because he
Skrillex has been successful because he has a recognizable sound: You hear a dubstep song: even if it's not him, you think it's him.

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'SNL' is this part of American culture with a certain timelessness to it.

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Synths are a very low level of artificial intelligence. Whereas you have a Stradivarius that will live for a thousand years.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: Technology is fascinating
Technology is fascinating.

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The only secret to being in control is to have it in the beginning. Retaining control is still hard, but obtaining control is virtually impossible.

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The spirit of house music, electronic music, in the beginning was to break the rules, to do things in many different ways.

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There's a confusion sometimes with the laptop being the current tools and where electronic music initially comes from.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: Usually a band 20 years into its
Usually, a band 20 years into its existence doesn't put out its best records.

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Usually, the 24-hour, high-maintenance celebrity lifestyle can disconnect people from reality.

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When you look at C-3PO and Darth Vader and then look at the actors behind them, you can't really make the connection. It kills the magic.

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Artists are overcompensating with this aggressive, energetic, hyperstimulating music - it's like someone shaking you. But it can't move people on an emotional level.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: Everyone making electronic music has the
Everyone making electronic music has the same tool kits and templates. You listen, and you feel like it can be done on an iPad. If everybody knows all the tricks, it's no more magic.

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In the history of pop music, a lot of great records cost an enormous amount of money. There used to be a time where people that had means to experiment would do it, you know?

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It's a very subjective, personal, instinctive approach as musicians of saying, 'We don't want to replace what's around; we just want to widen the possibilities.'

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It's very strange how electronic music formatted itself and forgot that its roots are about the surprise, freedom, and the acceptance of every race, gender, and style of music into this big party. Instead, it started to become this electronic lifestyle which also involved the glorification of technology.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: Music was segregated in the 80s and then
Music was segregated in the '80s, and then in the '90s the boundaries started to break down, and rock kids got into electronic music. But then you got this reverse snobbery where people would only listen to electronic music and not rock.

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Technology has made music accessible in a philosophically interesting way, which is great. But on the other hand, when everybody has the ability to make magic, it's like there's no more magic - if the audience can just do it themselves, why are they going to bother?

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There was a naive quality in 1982 around technology and the start of video games. And that's like the start of electronic music - there was this statement and, ideologically, these things to fight for.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: Theres something in human performance
There's something in human performance that is very smooth and very fluid, and at the same time it can be very precise, and that can take a lot of time, trial and error.

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When you look at what we can call the golden era of concept albums, which starts in the mid or late '60s and ends maybe in the early '80s, it's an interesting time for music. You see all these very established and popular acts and bands and artists that were somehow on the top of their game but really trying to experiment.

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Electronic music right now is in its comfort zone, and it's not moving one inch,

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Human After All was the music we wanted to make at the time we did it. We have always strongly felt there was a logical connection between our three albums, and it 's great to see that people seem to realize that when they listen now to the live show.

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It's nice to be able to forget.

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We have always been thinking about different ways to perform electronic music, i.e. music made with machines.

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There is indeed a level of improvisation where we can distort and shuffle the music patterns, samples, and loops in each phase of the show within fixed cue points, but at the same time there is a constant result that we are trying to achieve each night while performing and operating our system - quite similar in spirit to a broadway show for example: If you go see a musical two nights in a row, the performances are different yet similar.

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The show, like everything we have done and still do, is just one more experiment.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: We like the idea that the things we do
We like the idea that the things we do seem to come out of nowhere.

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The place of electronic music, culturally and socially, is today completely different - it is now everywhere, and it has been totally accepted. Consequently, there is now a younger generation that is more focused on making great electronic music, good parties, and having fun, where there is not any more so much need for cultural and ideological statements in electronic music itself.

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We're genuinely happy if some musicians of this younger generation are influenced by our music, as we were ourselves influenced 10 years ago by older musicians.

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The thousands of clips on internet are better to us than any DVD that could have been released.

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Thomas Bangalter Quotes: Hip hop has always been exciting and
Hip-hop has always been exciting and interesting to us.

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