Thomas Bangalter might become the loneliest robot since WALL-E, since his Daft Punk bandmate Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is reportedly planning to strike out on his own with a new solo album.
This is all still just a rumour, but French publication Tsugi reports that its sources indicate de Homem-Christo is currently working on a solo record in suburban Paris. Charlotte Gainsbourg is also apparently slated to make a guest appearance.
Here's a grammatically shoddy Google translation of what Tsugi had to say:
According to our sources, one half of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, is currently register[ing] a solo album in the near western suburbs of Paris. Of course, no release date has yet been scheduled, but what is already known is that it will be full of guests on this album vocal solo, including the presence of Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Daft Punk rarely do things alone, although de Homem-Christo has produced a couple of albums over the years for the likes of Sébastien Tellier and Kavinsky. Bangalter has also dropped a handful of pretty great solo 12-inches over the years, as well as embarked on some film work on his lonesome.
This, of course, would be a well-timed solo turn given Daft Punk's massive success in the wake of last year's Random Access Memories. Stay tuned for updates.
Thanks to Spin for the tip.