The successful electro pop duo Daft Punk announced their breakup with an eight-minute video called “Epilogue”. In the clip, the two can be seen with their characteristic robot helmets in a desert-like landscape.
Daft Punk was founded in Paris in 1993 and consisted of Thomas Bangalter (46) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (47). According to “Pitchfork” a spokeswoman confirmed the separation. A reason was not given.
The published video is the corresponding statement of the two.
The musicians of Daft Punk were considered to be important representatives of the French Touch music trend, which made house music popular not only in France since the 1990s. In 2013 they released their fourth and final studio album, “Random Access Memories”, from which the hit “Get Lucky” comes. Her best-known hits include “Get Lucky” and “One More Time”.
Bangalter and Homem Christo founded Daft Punk in 1993 when they were 17 and 18 years old. With the band name they responded to criticism of their first single, which a British magazine had called “daft punk”, as idiotic punk.
The rather gloomy third album “Human After All” from 2005, however, fell through with criticism and audience. (paf / SDA)