Former Daft Punk Member Thomas Bangalter Confirms New Solo Album Mythologies

Thomas Bangalter

French DJ and composer, Thomas Bangalter, mostly known as one half of the former duo Daft Punk, announces the release of a new solo album called Mythologies. The upcoming 23-track record will come out on April 7 via Erato/Warner Classics, marking the singer-songwriter’s first independent orchestral work to date.

Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj first approached Bangalter in 2021 and commissioned him to work on the Ballet score that explores “contemporary rituals, along with the founding myths that shape the collective imagination.” Directed by Romain Dumas, the show premiered last summer thanks to the efforts of Preljocaj and the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.

Mythologies examines “the folds of existence between ancient and modern beliefs.” It is a 90-minute composition, where Bangaltar steps away from his signature electronic sound and follows a more conventional approach, respecting “the large-scale traditional force of a symphony and embracing the history of orchestral ballet music.”

Before parting ways with Daft Punk bandmate Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Thomas Bangalter had contributed to Gaspar Noé’s Climax soundtrack in 2018.

See the full tracklist of Mythologies below:

  1. Premiers Mouvements 
  2. Le Catch 
  3. Thalestris 
  4. Les Gémeaux I 
  5. Les Amazones 
  6. L’Arrivée d’Alexandre 
  7. Treize Nuits 
  8. Danae 
  9. Zeus 
  10. L’Accouchement 
  11. Les Gorgones 
  12. Renaissances 
  13. Le Minotaure 
  14. Eden 
  15. Arès 
  16. Aphrodite 
  17. Les Naïades 
  18. Pas de Deux 
  19. Circonvolutions 
  20. Les Gémeaux II 
  21. Icare 
  22. Danse Funèbre 
  23. La Guerre