Another year, another Daft Punk rumor. Oh, so we may think. Stereogum recently interviewed Random Access Memories’ drummer Quinn Smith. Quinn mentions working with the robots spending “four, five days at Henson studios” on a new album, sometime in 2018.
Quinn says he was “the first person, the very first person” called in to work on this Daft Punk album and that Thomas Bangalter was “just experimenting. He was just, like, hitting things. We were literally just trying to get vibes across.” Along with the more experimental stuff, Quinn also claims that he recorded “more normal drums — a little bit more disco, tighter drums.” Paul Jackson, Jr. — an ace session guitarist who worked on a bunch of Michael Jackson records and Random Access Memories — apparently came in to record, and “I think one other guy came in doing winds.” Bangalter had “a grand piano, but it sounded electronic.” If the album ever comes out, Quinn says that there will be “a lot of spontaneous things on there.” Quinn also claims that Daft Punk gave him permission to talk about the unreleased record.
He talks about the possibility of its release: “At the moment, it’s supposedly coming out of the locker, I hear. And they’re going to do something with it, I hope.” Also saying the unreleased record includes some of his best work.
Quinn claims that Daft Punk gave him permission to talk about the unreleased record. Your Thoughts?
Here’s the full clip of Quinn Smith talking about his involvement with this album + RAM
Full interview: https://t.co/1XalTiWHRc
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