Daft Punk have announced a ‘Drumless Edition’ of ‘Random Access Memories’ (RAM), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
The album will be out on vinyl and all digital streaming platforms on November 17, with the single ‘Within’ available to listen now.
The album artwork, as previewed in the video above, is a slick, white overlay of the original RAM cover.
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Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories Drumless Edition’ is the latest instalment of celebrations surrounding the three-time Grammy Award winning album’s 10th anniversary. Responses to the rollout of another edition of RAM have been mixed, with some fans left unimpressed and remarking that they would prefer new material:
Random Access Memories – Quiet Edition (10th Anniversary) 110 minutes of white noise.
— Devon Martinez (@DevonMartinez) September 28, 2023
I love Daft Punk as much as the next fan but I think I speak for the fans when I say we don’t want this. I wish the duo was just back together making new music instead of trying to find new ways to milk their last studio album
— Matty Ice (@Matsudo_kun) September 28, 2023
The duo have also rolled out two short interview series: ‘Memory Tapes’ and ‘The Collaborators’. Both series feature insights from those who worked with the French duo on the album, with Julian Casablancas, Chilly Gonzales, Panda Bear, DJ Falcon and Todd Edwards all making an appearance so far.
On top of ‘Memory Tapes’, demos from the album that didn’t make the final cut are being released on a special 10th anniversary edition. The band, affectionately labelled “the Robots”, previewed one of the unreleased tracks, ‘Infinity Edition feat. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’, at a high fidelity listening experience at the Pompidou.
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For so long a band that shroud themselves in a cloak of mystery, Daft Punk are now revealing everything. Studio sessions with Todd Edwards and outtakes have been publicised, reflecting a band that is completely at ease with their breakup, and are now ready to release all hidden secrets now that the project is over.
You can pre-order ‘Random Access Memories Drumless Edition’ here
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Written by: Tim Hopkins