Daft Punk – Interstella 5555

I’ve been a fan of Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” pretty much since it come out in the early 2000s and for many many years had it on cassette in my car.  I don’t own it on CD though, but will remedy that before too long.

Anyway I remember seeing the videos for the first few songs off of it one night on Rage I think and was just amazed by the amount of effort that had been put into them.  They played them back to back so it seemed like a little short film spanning 3 or 4 songs.   They were all Japanese animation and very futuristic.  The story played out as a pop group from outer space was kidnapped by an evil earth music baron and re-manufactured to be a mind controlled earth based pop band.

It was some time ago now that I discovered that the whole album was actually turned into a full length Japanese animated film with each song being a chapter of the movie.  I finally got around to getting it on DVD a couple of weeks ago and have just finished watching it for the first time.

WOW.  So amazingly cool.  The animation is awesome and not over saturated with 3D animation cut aways which usually drives me crazy.  The story is like I mentioned from the first few songs, but as it goes on it’s discovered that this evil music baron is some super powered villain set to conquer the universe with some giant apparatus he’s built covered in gold records.  Doesn’t make sense?  Of course not!  But who gives a fuck?  It’s awesome.

I’d highly recommend it to anyone who wants to check out something different.

Here’s the trailer!

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