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These mp3s of the new Daft Punk album I’m listening to right now aren’t real, are they?

Update: I’m listening now on bigger speakers, and these “Humans After All” leaked mp3s are clearly a hilarious hoax. Or, Daft Punk have become horribly lazy and boring. But God Bless the Internet — someone went and made a pre-release parody where all the lyrics match the almost believable songs. A+ for effort. And their version of “Robot Rock” is kind of neat.

Alternative Theory: (Courtesy of Trevor) Those mp3 tracks are made up of fragments from the real album looped to fit the actual track length and block up file-trading. This sounds more plausible as the songs themselves sound of the Daft Punk mode. I like theory #1 more — just the idea of someone quickly putting together a slew of fake DP tracks with the titles as the lyrics.

Update #2: These may be real! I am listening now — way less drunk than last night. What a horrible, horrible Internet-age way to be slammed in the press: “This new Daft Punk must be a hoax! They wouldn’t put out an album this repetitive!” I don’t mind the egg on my face here — I’m reveling in the glorious paranoia of Internet possibility and mistrust! I love my devout faith in the complete implosion of time and space: the audacity to believe that someone out in the world would make a totally believable, well-mastered Daft Punk parody with correct song titles and lyrics! We ridicule the Internet in our predisposed distrust of gadgetry — but cazart — this thing’s got myth-making power. There’s something beautiful in thinking that anything is possible.

W. David MARX (Marxy)
January 26, 2005

Marxy wrote a lot of essays back on his old site Néomarxisme. This is one of them.

16 Responses

  1. marxy Says:

    My dream as a musician is that someone will take this much time to make a believable parody of my new album.

  2. r. Says:

    your wish may be granted…

  3. sparkligbeatnic Says:

    keep up the japan-bashing and you may end up in a momus song titled “the deconstruction of marxy”

  4. Paul Says:

    Well I thought that they were true but then the bittorrent tracker was broken and there was no mention of them on Amazon… what was t he title… I forgot.

  5. marxy Says:

    keep up the japan-bashing and you may end up in a momus song titled “the deconstruction of marxy”

    Calling my arguments “Japan-bashing” is a piss poor excuse for rhetoric. Honestly, I don’t hate Japan – I’m just not willing to accept the idea that everything Japanese is automatically infallible.

  6. Antonin Says:

    your wish may be granted…

  7. trevor Says:

    i could be wrong.. but if so. this is a piss poor record. so really, i hope with all hope’s they are label fake’s.. it’s something labels have been actively doing since they were unable to legally stop file sharing. its really a simplisticly evil idea. with file sharer’s hoarding style.. it would quickly flood the system.. and for a while make it almost impossible to tell the real from the fake untill you’ve downloaded it. though normally it correct’s its self pretty quickly after the real release.. still, you have to love the idea. so clean.

  8. porandojin Says:

    it’s like with ‘one more time’ heard for the first time …
    http://www.labels.tm.fr/fr/artiste.asp?artiste=DA067

  9. Momus Says:

    Honestly, I don’t hate Japan – I’m just not willing to accept the idea that everything Japanese is automatically infallible.

    Yes, this blog is perfectly balanced. There’s bad stuff about Japan day after day, but then you know something nice will come along about Kiiiiiii once in a while.

  10. Patrick Says:

    I remember getting Zwan’s album a bit early, and it was obviously loops of the chorus only.

    The thing is, instead of being upset about it, I listened to the whole thing once or twice and thought it wasn’t bad. Later, when I first heard a whole song being played in a shop, my first thought was that I preferred the looped version.

  11. sparkligbeatnic Says:

    Calling my arguments “Japan-bashing” is a piss poor excuse for rhetoric.

    Sorry – it was my piss-poor attempt at light humour. Seems to have hit a nerve.

  12. Antonin Says:

    the pre release album is the real album – Robot Rock is the new single btw.

    Ah ah !

  13. odot Says:

    my version is plausible. and it’s quite wonderful.

  14. marxy Says:

    the pre release album is the real album – Robot Rock is the new single btw.

    and then,

    my version is plausible. and it’s quite wonderful.

    Well I don’t think this is a “hoax” album anymore (although I secretly wished for that level of Internet sophistication), but a lot the songs on my copy are just loops that don’t progress. Is that just Daft Punk’s new thing?

    I also like the idea that a pre-released copy of an album is called “a complete hoax” and turns out to be real. What a 2005 way of slamming a record.

  15. trevor Says:

    well, how this for a slam? if this is the daft punk album, this is by far the biggest piece of flamming shit i have ever heard. i’ve heard people who just got reason do more interesting crap then this. who thought an album could actualy make the chemical brothers last couple album actually sound like pure genius! this would be one of the most disgracefull albums i have ever heard. it’s the most unfunky excuse crap for techno i can think of. and if this isn’t crappy techno? then WTF is it? and are your crazy if you think this is any but shitty techno. hmm. i can’t think of any thing more to say in view of such crap. i’ve already trash the mp3s.. without backing them up.. i didn’t even pay for it and i still feel completely ripped off. i have utility techno 12″s that are more interesting then this bag of piss.

  16. Antonin Says:

    I like this album a lot :))))