fragments of time
Hear percussion-less “Within” from upcoming reissue that strips all drums off duo’s 2013 LP, out November 17
Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition), due out November 17, features all 13 songs from the original LP, but as the title suggests, the drums and percussion have been stripped from the defunct dance duo’s tracks.
Ahead of the reworked LP’s release, Daft Punk has shared the “drumless” version of the ballad “Within”; although already one of Random Access Memories’ less percussive tracks, the “drumless edition” take spotlights Chilly Gonzales’s piano work.
The Drumless Edition’s artwork similarly echoes the original album’s, albeit with a simple, all-white jacket.
The drumless version — available to preorder now — follows the release of Random Access Memories’ 10th anniversary edition, which featured 35 minutes of unreleased music from the album sessions, including an “early take” of “Get Lucky,” the track they wrote with Nile Rodgers that also featured Pharrell Williams, studio outtakes of “Give Life Back to Music,” vocoder tests from “Lose Yourself to Dance” and “The Writing of ‘Fragments of Time,’ and the Julian Casablancas-featuring demo for “Infinity Repeating.”
Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition) Track List
- Give Life Back to Music (Drumless Edition)
- The Game of Love (Drumless Edition)
- Giorgio by Moroder (Drumless Edition)
- Within (Drumless Edition)
- Instant Crush (Drumless Edition) (feat. Julian Casablancas)
- Lose Yourself to Dance (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
- Touch (Drumless Edition) (feat. Paul Wiliams)
- Get Lucky (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
- Beyond (Drumless Edition)
- Motherboard (Drumless Edition)
- Fragments of Time (Drumless Edition) (feat. Todd Edwards)
- Doin’ it Right (Drumless Edition) (feat. Panda Bear)
- Contact (Drumless Edition)