It’s my true and fierce pleasure to introduce you to Sébastien Tellier today. But you know that moment at old mate’s house when you do the old “Hey Gerard, this is Bella, Bella, this is Ger- ” “-oh we already know each other, we’ve been at parties together for years”. That’s the risk I’m taking here. I imagine a good many of you may already know mister Tellier. He isn’t breaking news, not because he isn’t groundbreaking and talented but because his talent is already a known entity – just for the most part unreleased. The French, as is their way, have kept a good thing to themselves. BUT NO LONGER.
On September 7th, Australia will sink its teeth into the fleshy sweet parts of Sébastien Tellier. That day will see the release of his fourth record, this one titled My God Is Blue. His first three didn’t see proper release on our fair shores but anyone familiar with the import machine would’ve been able to get ahold of them (aka the internet). Probably his biggest success came through the track ‘La Ritournelle’ which to this day remains one of my all-time favourite songs.
Our first taste of My God Is Blue is just recently online, a cataclysmic slow jam called Pepito Bleu. It’s not representative of the massive groove you’ll find on the rest of the record but it does set the stage for the cinematic grandeur that this cat is all about. If you’re looking for the next dime a dozen electro pop record, turn away now. If you want a bigger than life cult figure making electro dynamite then Cool Accidents has your back. Don’t sleep on this.