Canadian pianist up for album of the year Grammy for Daft Punk songs

January 23, 2014 7:41 PM

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Daft Punk's gorgeous "Within" opens with exactly a minute of cascading piano keys, a delicate and melancholy twinkle that signals the record's shift from icy abstract electronics to something more directly emotional.

The man behind the keys is Toronto-reared pianist Chilly Gonzales. The minute of twilight piano work was culled from a single six-hour session, recorded back in the winter of 2011. (He also contributed "a few chords" to the album-opening "Give Life Back to Music," but notes that even when listening ...

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