Ben Cardew - Daft Punk's Discovery: The Future Unfurled
Text(s) by Ben Cardew
20.3 x 12.7 cm
Publisher: Velocity Press
Daft Punk Discovery is a record that looked into the future and liked what it saw; an album that predicted the electronic music explosion, YouTube and the end of privacy, while dragging soft rock back into vogue. Discovery was not only one of the best albums of the 2000s, it was one of the most prophetic, the kind of record that makes you wonder: how did they know? Discovery was a record that confounded many fans when it was released in 2001, thanks to its blatant pop hooks and unlikely sonic bricolage. It was a record that was and still is widely misunderstood; Discovery impact has only become clear with the passing of time, as Daft Punk have been proved right time and time again. This book is a homage to a fascinating, troubled beast of an album that casts a huge shadow over the 21st Century, as Discovery reaches its 20th anniversary.