Book documenting Daft Punk’s Discovery contains unreleased interviews with duo

The book was originally written before the duo’s split and is due for release this year

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A book focused on the creation of Daft Punk’s 2001 album, Discovery, is set to be released in September 2021.

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The book is titled Daft Punk’s Discovery: The Future Unfurled and was originally penned by music journalist Ben Cardew before the duo’s split in February 2021.

The book will include over 25 interviews, along with “unreleased interview material” with Daft Punk, according to an’s article, published earlier today (3 June). It was also mentioned that the book was re-drafted in order to account for the duo’s split.

Discovery was Daft Punk’s second studio album and marked a major shift in their sound, taking inspiration from disco, post-disco, garage house and more. Songs from the record were sampled by a number of big name artists, including Kanye West, Pomplamoose and Wiley.

Discovery was a record that confounded many fans when it was released in 2001, thanks to its blatant pop hooks and unlikely sonic bricolage,” Velocity Press wrote in a product description. “It was a record that was – and still is – widely misunderstood; Discovery’s impact has only become clear with the passing of time, as Daft Punk have been proved right time and time again.”

The book is available for pre-order now in paperback and e-pub editions for £13 and £10, respectively. Those who pre-order will have their names printed in the book and receive their copy in August.

Daft Punk Discovery
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Daft Punk ended their 28-year career in February 2021, announcing the news to fans with an eight-minute video excerpt of their 2006 film Electroma, titled Epilogue.

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