Giorgio by Moroder - Daft Punk
Giorgio by MoroderRandom Access Memories Disco electronic epic funk 2013
“We met him a few years back, he was always an mythical legend for us, a bit mysterious. His personal life path follows the music. The idea behind the track was to make a sort of documentary based on an interview we did with him. Giorgio Moroder’s voice was recorded with different microphones from different periods. We finally ended with over three hours worth of interview material in which he recalls his life as a musician. This track is a great metaphore on musical freedom. We always push ourselves to break boundaries between musical genres, between good and bad taste, hype and non-hype. Giorgio is a model in that field. It’s fascinating hearing him say at the tender age of 72 “Oh, I was doing electronic music over forty years ago,”
Daft Punk is a multi Grammy Award-winning electronic music duo formed in 1994 in Paris, France, and consisting of French musicians Thomas Bangalter (born 3 January 1975) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born 8 February 1974). The band is considered one of the most successful electronic music collaborations of all time, both in album sales and in critical acclaim. Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 90s house movement in France, along with other artists such as Air, Cassius, and Dimitri From Paris. Show more ...
When I was fifteen, sixteen when I started really to play the guitar
I definately wanted to become a musician
It was almost impossible because the dream was so big
I didn’t see any chance because I was living in a little town
[?] and when I finally broke away from school and became I musician
I thought “well I may have a bit of a chance”
Because all I every wanted to do is music but not only play music
But compose music.
At that time, in Germany, in 1969-70, they already had discotheques
So I would take my car and go to a discotheque and sing maybe 30 minutes
I think I had about 7-8 songs. I would partially sleep in the car
Because I didn’t want to drive home and that help me for about almost 2 years
To survive. In the beginning, I wanted to do a album with the sound of the 50s, the sound of the 60s, of the 70s and then have a sound of the future.
I know the synthesizer, why don’t I use the synthesizer which is the sound of the future. And I didn’t have any idea what to do but I knew I needed a click so we put a click on the 24 track which was then synch to the moog modular. I knew that it could be a sound of the future but I didn’t realise how much impact it would be.
My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everyone’s calling me Giorgio.
You want to free your mind about a concept of harmony and music being correct, you can do whatever you want. So nobody told me what to do, and there was no preconception of what to do.