SFF Music Video of the Week #10

It is my birthday week, so I'm celebrating with a big one this week.

I could not post just one of these, so here is the 2003 album "Discovery" by Daft Punk, animated by Leiji Matsumoto (of Star Blazers/Space Battle Ship Yamato and Captain Harlock fame) into the epic "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem".

Turning a basic post-disco electronic/house dance album into a concept album is one of the most amazing things I've seen. Taken by itself, Discovery is danceable, but really not that special. Wrapping it up in Matsumoto's signature "enough style, and who needs content" mien was an act of genius. I would argue that his  approach is uniquely suited to music videos - even more so than his more complex works.


        


Wikipedia has something to say about the ending that I disagree with.
[spoilers - highlight to read]
Wikipedia: "At the end, it is implied that the whole story was the dream of a young boy, inspired by the Discovery album and toys in his room."
I would maintain that it is a child's memory dream of real events - on account of the toys representing something, and the presence of Daft Punk in the storyline. 

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