I was informed today by my brother that there was supposedly a selection of leaked Daft Punk tunes rejected from the Tron soundtrack floating about on Youtube. And there was, under the name Third Twin. Who were these mysterious masked men? As soon as I got home from work I fired up the laptop, and reviewed these potential masterpieces.
After a bit of research (and I mean a bit, as there seems to be virtually nothing about Third Twin on the internet) I decided that this was either a shoddy hoax, or just some chancers tagging along on Daft Punk’s coat-tails.
Upon further listening though, I found that you can actually hear bits of Daft Punk’s work if you listen hard enough. Here’s ‘Technolers’ for example, and listen at the 1:12 mark for a slightly wonky rendition of Aerodynamic.
And here’s ‘Empty Fire’, with the stop start pulse of Harder Better… at the 0:54 mark.
And finally, here’s ‘Evil Minds’ starting with Veridis Quo and moving swiftly back into Harder Better… again.
I really can’t see that this is Daft Punk, rejected or not. The layering is wrong, the samples are diabolical, the imagination isn’t there and these efforts sound nothing like the official first song from the TRON soundtrack, Derezzed. Add to that the references to existing material, and I personally think it’s just some shady geezers trying to jump on the bandwagon. Anyway, when Daft Punk mix up their old stuff, it’s awesome, right?