For all the grumbling about Random Access Memories not being up to scratch, all but the hard-hearted seem to agree on one thing: ‘Giorgio By Moroder’ is an absolute banger.
Daft Punk’s kooky chunk of musico-biography is an infectious tribute to Moroder’s acheivements and charms, and should hopefully bring his story to the attention of a new generation of listeners. Capitalising on Moroder’s current cachet, Google Chrome have recruited the Italian synth legend to soundtrack a new mobile game, Racer. Designed for tablets and smart phones as part of their Google Chrome Experiments series, the game allows users to race cars on a track spread across multiple tablet screens. The soundtrack, meanwhile, is Moroder to a T, setting Gothic synth trills over a motorik pulse and tossing in a New Age breakdown to boot.
Update: As well as this, in a new interview with Time Out Moroder reveals that he’s taken up DJing – he even has a booking agent for it – and is collaborating with big room poster boy Avicii.