Thomas Bangalter, best known as one half of electronic duo Daft Punk, has made a rare public appearance unmasked, making a surprise cameo in a new French film.
The movie, directed by Quentin Dupieux (aka Ed Banger Records producer Mr Oizo), is titled Reality and is out now. Bangalter makes a cameo in a scene with Napoleon Dynamite actor Jon Heder. As Pitchfork notes, Philip Glass’ ‘Music With Changing Parts’ soundtracks the scene. Watch below.
A new BBC documentary about Daft Punk, titled Daft Punk Unchained, will be premiered by French TV station Canal+ on June 24, featuring a host of famous stars including the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards and Pete Tong.
A press release states: “Daft Punk Unchained is the first film about the pop culture phenomenon that is Daft Punk… This documentary explores this unprecedented cultural revolution revealing a duo of artists on a permanent quest for creativity, independence and freedom. Between fiction and reality, magic and secret, future and reinvention, theatricality and humility, The Robots have built a unique world. The film combines rare archive footage as well as exclusive interviews with their closest collaborators.”
The duo, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, released their most recent album in the form of 2013’s ‘Random Access Memories’.
Meanwhile, a song by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, released under his Le Knight Club guise, was recently revealed online. ‘Gates Of The Sun’ is the work of De Homem-Christo and Crydamoure record label co-founder Eric Chedeville. It features on the soundtrack to a French film of the same name, which stars Mike Tyson. Le Knight Club last released a song in 2002.