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Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk announces solo album and reveals his face

<i>Matt Sayles/Invision/AP</i><br/>In this 2013 photo
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
In this 2013 photo

By Marianne Garvey, CNN

Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter announced he is releasing a solo album and showed his face — sort of.

The French electronic duo, who split up in 2021, wore space-like helmets as costumes whenever they performed. The two were rarely photographed without them.

Bangalter’s album, called “Mythologies,” will be orchestral. The picture he has revealed on Instagram alongside the news is a realistic profile illustration captioned, “Portrait de Thomas Bangalter pour son nouveau disque Mythologies.”

Tracks on the album include titles such as “Premiers Mouvements,” “Le Catch,” “Thalestris,” “Les Gémeaux I,” “Les Amazones” and “L’Arrivée d’Alexandre.” The new music was initially commissioned by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj for a ballet called “Mythologies.”

The album will release on April 7.

In 2014, Daft Punk performed at the 2014 Grammy Awards, where they won album of the year for their album “Random Access Memories.”

A previous version of this story stated Banglater was showing his face for the first time. This story has been updated to clarify that Bangalter has rarely shown his face publicly as an artist.

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