“We don’t want to make music that is considered just a revival…” Check out this interview with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo from 2001

Today marks the 45th birthday of Thomas Bangalter, one half of Daft Punk, and one of the most enigmatic figures in electronic music.

That seven years have now passed since 2013’s Random Access Memories, the duo’s last long player (a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed among Daft Punk fans), doesn’t mean that Bangalter has shied away from the studio – he co-produced several tracks on Arcade Fire’s Everything Now, as well as working alongside French singer songwriter -M-, and has also offered up occasional soundtrack work.

Back in 2001, however, Bangalter and compatriot…