Motherboard

Album: Random Access Memories (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Daft Punk described this spacey instrumental filled with sci-fi effects to French publication Le Nouvel Observateur as, "A futuristic piece, which could be the year 4000..."
  • "Motherboard" is a piece that lends itself far more to a trip-hop/downtempo track, such as that of Bonobo, Morcheeba, Zero 7, Air, and Emancipator, etc. and moves away from a heavy focus on electronic instruments. The percussion is particularly atypical of Daft Punk, which is entirely acoustic with less emphasis on the kick drum, lacking the same driving force of EDM percussion and adding to Daft Punk's new relaxed direction. The focus on live conventional classical instruments is also unusual for them, though the increasing use of heavy synthesizers over the course of the track (only heard prominently from the breakdown onwards) take it firmly back to Daft Punk's roots by the end of the piece.

Comments: 1

  • Finn2_thersq from South AfricaVery nice. I really enjoyed the percussion and especially the guitar rifs and the string oh wow. Nice guys!
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