Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter Releases 6-Hour “CHIROPTERA” Soundtrack: Listen

Legendary Daft Punk co-founder Thomas Bangalter has released the soundtrack of CHIROPTERA, a performance developed in collaboration with the Paris Opera House back in November 2023.

Bangalter at the time joined the artist JR and choreographer Damien Jalet, with whom he developed the "unprecedented" show and commissioned 154 dancers to bring it to life at the dazzling Parisian venue la Galerie du 19M.


In the wake of Daft Punk's shocking 2021 split, Bangalter has actively worked to reinvent himself as a composer. The influential producer recently released his original soundtrack for Mr. Oizo's French comedy film Daaaaaalí!, which followed a classical album called Mythologies.

He's now released "CHIROPTERA MATIERE PREMIERE," a six-hour mix of the haunting, ambient music from its eponymous production. The soundtrack is out now via Bangalter's label, Alberts & Gothmaan, an anagram of his name.

In celebration of the release, Bangalter also revealed ALETHEIA 19, an impending "sound installation" comprising "19 monophonic microgrooves cut on vinyl and presented in a simultaneous unsynchronised playback," according to a press release. Part of JR's DANS LA LUMIERE exhibition, the project will display in Paris' Espace Saint-Claude from June 7-15, 2024.

Check out Bangalter's full soundtrack below. Fans can find the music on streaming platforms here and pre-order bespoke vinyl via the Alberts & Gothmaan Bandcamp page.