The Third Twin's album Homemade--whose title called to mind Daft's debut album, Homework--was uncannily similar to Daft Punk's signature fusion of French house, synthpop, and techno that defined the Discovery era. The songs also sounded like preliminary versions, thus supporting the reigning theory that they were actually TRON: Legacy reject tracks that were never given final mixing. Speculation surrounding the Third Twin's true origin was mostly lost in the hurricane of press for Daft's long-awaited work on the Disney soundtrack released last December, but Homemade could now mark Daft Punk's true return to the limelight since 2007.
"Madrid, January 10, 2011 - The Third Twin is a French electronic music duo which is getting very popular around the business in the recent months. The reason is simple: They are directly related to the famous Daft Punk... The stage name of The Third Twin emerged supposedly with the aim of publishing the issues proposed by Daft Punk to Disney´s movie "Tron": Legacy. The company initially considered the material too oriented to electronic sounds because of that they refused it. The company ordered a new batch of compositions more orchestral and traditional which finally took part of the soundtrack of the film which was recently released with great success. Daft Punk could not sign with their original name, music themes nor use any clear reference to the film for legal reasons. That is the reason why the well-known French electronic tandem had to use allegedly that pseudonym."
Too electronic for a film that takes place in a computer? Although it sounds blasphemous to reject anything touched by Daft Punk, Disney's instincts were right: Daft Punk landed their very first top 10 album with the TRON soundtrack, and has so far peaked at number 4. It's now the second highest-charting score soundtrack right behind Star Wars Episode 1-The Phantom Menace, which debuted and peaked at number 3 in May, 1999. Before that, their highest ranking was number 44 on the Billboard charts for 2001's Discovery. But any true Daft Punk fan probably found the soundtrack to be merely another film score, with the exception of the single "Derezzed."
Listen to the whole album here.
Follow Me on Twitter:
Follow Yahoo! Music: