Daft Punk, the masked and highly influential EDM duo, has signaled its retirement in an announcement as enigmatic as the rest of the pair’s three-decade career.
In a stark, new eight-minute video called “Epilogue,” posted today (watch it above), Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, maintaining their robot/racing personas, walk toward one another through a purple-sky desert. After standing helmet-to-helmet for a bit, one pushes a button on the other’s power pack, setting off a countdown alarm. They separate and prepare for self-destruction. The dates “1993-2021” then appear.
Publicist Kathryn Frazier has confirmed the split but provided no details.
The video ends with the song “Touch” from Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning 2013 album Random Access Memories.
Daft Punk’s hits include 2013’s “Get Lucky,” as well as “Da Funk” and “Robot Rock.” The duo recorded the the Tron: Legacy soundtrack album in 2010.
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