Daft Punk are standing on a helipad overlooking downtown Los Angeles as fireballs make their sequined suits glisten with hot heat. It's a few days before this year's Coachella, where the duo's shiny new duds will premiere by way of a Jumbotron trailer for their new album, Random Access Memories. But for now, only a very select few have laid eyes on the outfits—and everyone involved in today's photo shoot desperately wants to keep it that way. This task proves to be somewhat difficult. The helipad is inside a public park, and there's a pedestrian path right next to it.
Random Access Memories is the fourth and final studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. It was released by the duo's imprint Daft Life, under exclusive license to Columbia Records , on 17 May The album pays tribute to the late s and early s era of music in the United States, particularly the sounds that emerged from Los Angeles. This tribute was reflected in the gradual promotional rollout for the album that included billboards, television advertisements, and a web series. Unlike their previous studio albums, Daft Punk recruited session musicians to perform live instrumentation in professional recording locations, and limited the use of electronic instruments to drum machines, a custom-built modular synthesizer, and vintage vocoders. The album was a commercial success and debuted at number one in twenty countries.
Discovery is the second studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk , released internationally 12 March  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, when 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 instruments themselves.
It marked a shift in the sound from a house in Chicago which they are previously known for to disco, post-disco,  garage house  and synthpop-inspired house. The album provided itself as a soundtrack to the anime film, Interstella The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem which was a collaboration between Daft Punk, Leiji Matsumoto and Toei Animation. All of the music videos for the tracks on the album are the segments of the film which followed a story of a kidnapped extraterrestrial band. Discovery was recognized as a concept album in reviews by New Musical Express and Spin magazines. The card included a code which granted access to an online music service which featured the tracks that are later released on the album of the same name and Alive