As the release date of Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories draws nearer, anxious fans are becoming more and more ravenous for any new music they can get their hands on. Now, we have any ultra-low-quality leak of "Giorgio by Moroder" available to listen to here.
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The leak was originally posted at Electro Italia but was removed by request of Columbia. This rip is the only version of the track I can find that is still online.
Daft Punk commented on the song (which is a sort of documentary of/homage to Giorgio Moroder) in their track-by-track breakdown for Le Nouvel Observatuer:
"We met him a few years back, he was always an mythical legend for us, a bit mysterious. His personal life path follows the music. The idea behind the track was to make a sort of documentary based on an interview we did with him. Giorgio Moroder's voice was recorded with different microphones from different periods. We finally ended with over three hours worth of interview material in which he recalls his life as a musician. This track is a great metaphore on musical freedom. We always push ourselves to break boundaries between musical genres, between good and bad taste, hype and non-hype. Giorgio is a model in that field. It's fascinating hearing him say at the tender age of 72 "Oh, I was doing electronic music over forty years ago."
Gigwise had the following to say about the track in their advance review of Random Access Memories:
"Here is where the album gets truly epic. Previous Daft Punk albums have been adored by fans - but at times have raised eyebrows with the quantity of samples used... Built upon a spoken word narrative by the iconic seventies producer, the track is 50% documentary, 50% beautiful disco track... Giorgio By Moroder is the most intricate and intelligent track of Daft Punk's career."
Bizarre also thought the song was incredible.
"Die hard dance music fans will love this 9 minute opus," they wrote. "Giorgio Moroder, who brought synthesizer sounds into the mainstream, talks through how he started out before huge synths kick in and the track builds with slap bass, jazz piano and massive crashing drums. Starts off gently, ends sounding like the duo's early material."