Discovery is the second studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punkreleased on 26 February by Virgin Records. Comparing their stylistic approach to their previous album, band member Thomas Bangalter described Discovery as an exploration of song structures and musical forms whereas Homework was "raw" electronic music. He also described Discovery as a reflection of the duo's childhood memories, Alive - Daft Punk - Daft Punk (Коллекция Альбомов 1994 - 2005) they listened to music with a more playful and innocent viewpoint.
The album was recorded at Bangalter's home in Paris between and The album features extensive sampling ; few samples were from older records, while others were recorded by Daft Punk playing live Unknown Artist - Hitladen themselves.
Fellow electronic musicians RomanthonyTodd Edwardsand DJ Sneak collaborated on some tracks both musically and lyrically. For the album's music videos, the group developed a concept involving the merging of science fiction with the entertainment industry.
Inspired by their childhood love for Japanese animethe duo collaborated with Leiji Matsumoto to produce Interstella The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ysteman anime film with the entirety of Discovery as the soundtrack. The film features no dialogue, with few sound effects.
In the lead-up to Discovery ' s release, the duo adopted robot costumes, claiming they had become robots as a result of an accident in their studio. They also launched Daft Club, a website which featured exclusive tracks Kao Rijeka - Vanna - S Prijateljima U Lisinskom other bonus material. Discovery was a critical and commercial success, peaking high across several charts internationally on release.
Critics praised Daft Punk for innovating the house music scene in the same manner they had done with Homework. The album spawned six singles; " One More Time " featuring Romanthony was its most successful, and became a club hit. In andtheir time was split between making music for Alive - Daft Punk - Daft Punk (Коллекция Альбомов 1994 - 2005) own labels and recording Discovery. Discovery was recorded in the duo's own studio, Daft House, located at Bangalter's home in Paris, France.
The track "Short Circuit", which features a Sequential Circuits drum pattern,  was previously heard in Daft Punk's live sets.
Every track on Discovery uses a different phase shifter. One of the first tracks to come out of the Discovery sessions, " One More Time ", was completed in and was left "sitting on a shelf" until its single release in Alive - Daft Punk - Daft Punk (Коллекция Альбомов 1994 - 2005) completing "Too Long" early in the album's production, Daft Punk decided that they "didn't want to do 14 more house tracks" in the way the genre is usually defined, and thus set out to incorporate a Crematorium III - Anonymous (20) - Auschwitz - Birkenau of styles for the record.
Romanthony and Edwards were some of the producers that had the most influence on Daft Punk. The duo had wanted to work with them on Homeworkbut found it difficult to convince them to do so since they were still relatively unknown. Discovery is recognized as a concept album.
Bangalter compared it to the state of childhood when one does not judge or analyze music. Discovery was the opposite, of saying to the electronic kids, 'Rock is cool, you know? You can like that. This change in sound was inspired by Aphex Twin 's " Windowlicker ". Discovery is a departure from Daft Punk's previous house sound. A significant amount of sampling is present on the album. Rather than creating new music using only the samples, Daft Punk worked with them by writing and performing additional parts.
Several websites list many other samples present on the album, but Bangalter has stated that half of the samples he had seen listed are not true. He also stated the sampling they do is legitimately done, not something they try to hide. The ideas for the album's music videos formed during the early Discovery recording sessions.
With the translation coordination of Tamiyuki "Spike" Sugiyama, production began in October and ended in April Daft Punk adopted robot costumes in the lead up to Discovery ' s release. They had to undergo reconstructive surgery, and, regaining consciousness, they realized they had become robots.
Shortly before the album's release, the group launched Daft Club, a website which offered Bits & Pieces (Tony De Vit Mix) - Various - The Best Of House Collection Volume 2 tracks and other bonus material.
Every Discovery CD included a Daft Club membership card bearing a unique number that provided personalized access to the website. Discovery received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 74, based on 19 reviews.
Ben Ratliff from Rolling Stone was less impressed and wrote that few songs on Discovery were on-par with the grandiosity of "One More Time". He found most of them "muddled - not only in the spectrum between serious and jokey but in its sense of an identity. Q listed Discovery as one of the best 50 albums of The album peaked at number two in the United Kingdom  and France,  and number twenty-three in the United States.
It remained the group's most successful single until the release of " Get Lucky " in Discovery has sold at least 2. Several songs from the album would later be sampled by other artists. A live performance of "Stronger" was featured at the Grammy Awards, with Daft Punk performing in their trademark pyramid structure while Kanye West was on stage rapping. Adapted from Discovery liner notes.
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