Giorgio By Moroder is an nine minute introduction to the legendary Giorgio Moroder (literally...he talks throughout) as scored by Daft Punk. Quite a bold choice for the third track of a highly anticipated and long awaited album from the french duo.
Giorgio By Moroder is a love letter to the genre of disco, dance, and crazy synths, which Moroder has been the king of since forever (or at least since this)! It acts as a slow burn that will have you shadow dancing at midnight...which I highly recommend. Obviously.
Giorgio Moroder has collaborated on numerous film projects and with a countless amount of musicians. From Adam Ant and David Bowie; to Blondie and Freddy Mercury. But what floored me with this collaboration from the moment I turned it on was the way they told the origins of this pioneer of synth rock and electronica while at the same time the beats and sounds of the past, present, and future of the genre pulsated to guide his story.
I have never heard that before; it was like spoken word you could dance to. It was non-fiction music.
There is a haunting quality to Moroder's voice over which speaks nostalgically of the days of disco, experimentation, and his discovery of the synthesizer. He talks about the sound of the future and the concept that you will find true harmony and meaning in your art/music when you rid yourself of the idea that everything must fit perfectly like a puzzle peice. It seems that Daft Punk with this album (Random Access Memory) have taken a note from the maestros wise words.
Written by Aaron Allard