Daft Punk have shared a beforehand unreleased observe that’s set to look on the Tenth-anniversary version of their last album, Random Entry Reminiscences. Among the many 35 minutes of unreleased music is “The Writing of Fragments of Time,” a documentary observe that dives into the writing and recording of the duo’s Todd Edwards collaboration “Fragments of Time.” Discover the track’s Cédric Hervet-directed video under.
In response to the press launch accompanying the track’s announcement, “The Writing of Fragments of Time” follows within the custom of “Giorgio by Moroder,” the album observe the place Giorgio Moroder tells a narrative over instrumentals.
Edwards mentioned the discharge of the brand new track in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 at this time. “You will hear me laughing as a result of Thomas got here up with some actually rattling witty strains in it,” he stated. He additionally talked about his response to the duo’s announcement in 2021 that they have been breaking apart.
I wasn’t shocked by the information as a result of it is once more, I do know them on a private degree, so I do know the inside workings of… There’s the friendships there. It is nearly like when you concentrate on it, it is like a partnership will be like a wedding to a sure extent. And you’ve got your ups and downs, and it is identical to if the chemistry is not there anymore, if it is simply not that you simply’re not melding collectively the way in which you used to, that it is higher to not drive one thing after which come out with one thing that you simply really feel is subpar, than to simply make it finite.
When requested if he thought they may get again collectively sooner or later, Edwards remarked, “I wouldn’t rely it out.” He continued:
You do not know what’s going to occur 5 years from now. You do not know, possibly the time away will carry them again collectively. The one factor that I can say, and I’ll go away you at this, is that the quantity of people who yearn for Daft Punk to get again collectively to paved the way for music exhibits how a lot the world wants extra Daft Punks on the market to steer the world in music. There’s lots of followers, however not lots of people which can be keen to take dangers and be innovators. I hope that’s a lesson that producers and musicians alike take away from that and say, you already know what? I’m going to take an opportunity and never fear about failing as a result of they did the whole lot confidently in what they did, no matter what the general public stated, they simply did it. And so they knew there might have been a chance this album failed. He even stated, he is like, “This’ll be a take a look at to see what individuals are open to listening to and believing in.” And you already know what? It didn’t fail.