Shortly after finishing off their Alive 2006/2007 tour, Daft Punk began working on new material in 2008. Thomas Bangalter of the duo recalled, "the two of us would go in with a lot of keyboards, guitars, drums, and stuff and started to do demos for six, seven months. " Daft Punk were pleased with the work in terms of composition, but were dissatisfied with the production aspect, as they relied on samples and loops of their own performances: "We could play some riffs and stuff but not keep it [up] for four minutes straight. " Daft Punk put these demos aside and started work on the Tron: Legacy film soundtrack later in 2008. As Bangalter mentioned after the film's release in 2010: "Making music for a movie is very humbling. We’ve been working on some of our music concurrently. " Daft Punk then decided to work extensively with live musicians on what would become Random Access Memories: "We wanted to do what we used to do with machines and samplers, but with people. " They avoided the use of samples on the album, with the exception of the closing track "Contact".