Shock wave in the world of music: it is through an enigmatic video posted on social networks, soberly titled
, that the French of Daft Punk, the most famous electro duo in the world, announced their separation on Monday.
The video of just over 8 minutes shows the two members, in their traditional robot helmets, advancing in a desert.
A historical press officer of the duo confirmed to AFP the end of the tandem formed in 1993 by Thomas Bangalter, 46 years old and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, 47 years old.
The duo was, since the thunderous and abrasive
(1997), the greatest ambassador of French electro.
An indestructible status solidified with three other opus with success each time planetary:
Human After All
Random Access Memories
(2013) with the planetary
hit Get lucky
, as well as outstanding stage performances.
It had been fourteen years since Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, friends since high school, had not performed in concert, except for very rare appearances during televised ceremonies.
An absence, coupled with a strategy of media silence adopted from their beginnings - we do not know their faces, hidden under a robot helmet - which inevitably arouses expectations, fantasies and desires.
A look back at the iconography of the legendary “French touch” group, with and without a helmet.
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