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Sebastien Tellier – My God is Blue

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In his decade-plus career Sebastien Tellier has made moves all across the pop spectrum exploring everything from teary folktronica to cafe-centric cabaret to sexy electro pop and Eurovision anthem fodder. Yet despite the eccentric Parisian’s love for musical channel surfing he sure does enjoy a solid album concept; 2004’s Politics was about just that while Tellier’s last full-length 2008’s Sexuality took on sex. For the follow-up My God Is Blue it’s all about the love — or at least love filtered through what the press release calls a “nouveau-prophet-leading-cult concept.” While revisiting many elements of Sexuality ’s funked-up electro template Tellier packs a lot into this celestial pop epic branching out with choral overtones stadium-ready rock tropes Vangelis-inspired synth workouts and as his “Cochon Ville” video recently displayed disco rhythms best suited for an orgy. Anchoring it all is the lothario/cult leader’s seductive croon which is in top form as he seamlessly transitions between French and English throughout. It all amounts to a wild record for sure. It may not go down as easy as Sexuality but this is Tellier at his most adventurous and if music needs anything right now it’s a bit of adventure.

Sébastien Tellier – Cochon Ville (Official Music Video – Uncensored Version) from Record Makers on Vimeo .

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