Monday, December 18, 2006

Thanks to Nokia, as well as a recent purchase of Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, I have re-discovered my love for Daft Punk.

I'm not big on overly commercial tunes, but I can't object to Nokia's use of Daft Punk - Digital Love for their latest ad. It's got such a happy, full of love kind of vibe that it makes me feel good just listening to it.

As for Interstella 5555, it's a feature length anime collaboration between Daft Punk and Leiji Matsumoto, with the former supplying the soundtrack and the latter providing the visual artistry and storyline. Essentially, the film is set around a blue-skinned alien band which is kidnapped, brought to Earth and disguised as humans and passed off as a new hit band. The band's biggest fan, who is alerted of their kidnap, races to Earth to rescue them. There are no words spoken at all throughout the film, and it's truly amazing to see how well the story is told through music and images alone. You can catch the entire movie on YouTube. I've listed the link below.

Related Links:
Review of Daft Punk - Discovery - Stylus Magazine
Interstella 5555 on YouTube - Stylus Magazine
Daft Punk at Coachella 2006 - YouTube

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