New Order of Punk

Electronic Music

The music industry is populated with different genre. But electronica became popular in the 70’s and the 80’s. This genre influenced mainstream crossover recordings for generations and until now. In this article, we will review the top 2 electonica music artists, Daft Punk and New Order.

Daft Punk

A French duo that is a big hit with their songs “one more time” and “Get Lucky” which is an ultimate international success landing in the top 10 in 32 countries. The duo is made up of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter which was originally part of a band called “Darlin” but immediately disbanded after six months.

Daft Punk’s inspiration early on its career is mainly the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones. During 1990’s Daft Punk released its single “Da Funk” which became a hit. The album “Homework” depicted a genius collaboration of a brand of synth and sample centered house music which turned the Eurodisco upside down and influenced great artist such as Kanye and many others.

Since then, Daft Punk has released several albums which offered different type of playfulness with their music. However, their albums garnered different reviews that ranges from positive, with the release of their album “Discovery”, down to the not so bad but still not good enugh Electroma and to the forgettable album “Human After All”. With all these albums, Surprise is a guarantee for listeners but the playfulness is still evident.

Lately, Daft Punks album “Random Access Memories” offers a range of genre where we can get a little soft rock, a hint of disco and some pop bombast Broadway style heavily found on the music of the 80’s. Daft Punk has successfully brought a refreshing breeze to the 80’s pop era. This album was meticulously put together and the attention to details is truly amazing.

New Order

From the latest to a not so new band that dominated the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000, we will go with the review of New Order. More than the numbers of its break ups and reunions, New Order offered something new when they combined post punk, rock adn electronic dance music together. The band heavily influenced musicians such as The Killers and Moby.

Their newest album, “Lost Sirens” are composed of six original songs, a remix “Siren’s call track and Hellbent from 2011 album. These songs were actually recorded back in 2005 while they were putting together and recording their album “Waiting for the Siren’s Call”. Although Bernard Sumner, New Order’s Singer and Guitarist, calls this album a non-completed album, it actually contains a lot more compared to the other albums they’ve already produced.

Lost Siren’s will give you a feel of the 80’s rock however, the keyboards are distinguishable. One of the New Order’s style that picked up with its listeners is its ability to take something from a popular dance tune in their time and make it as their own. In this album, you won’t be able to find that. This album comprises the last six songs that New Order has made with Peter Hook, original bass guitarist, before he decided to leave the band for good.