Random Access Memories is the fourth studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The album pays tribute to the late 1970s and early 1980s era of music in the United States, particularly the sounds that emerged from Los Angeles. This tribute was reflected in the gradual promotional rollout for the album that included billboards, television advertisements, and a web series. Bangalter described the album’s title as encapsulating Daft Punk’s interest in the past, referencing both random-access memory technology and the human experience: “We were drawing a parallel between the brain and the hard drive – the random way that memories are stored. Daft Punk felt that while current technology allows for an unlimited capacity to store recorded material, the content produced by contemporary artists had diminished in quality. Their goal was therefore to maximize the potential of infinite storage by recording a sprawling amount of elements. The duo pointed to the process as being further inspiration for the album’s title, as they sought to make connections out of the random series of ideas.
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