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Sebastien Tellier

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Sébastien Tellier
You may know Tellier from the Lost In Translation soundtrack or his CD being the only album available to purchase at every American Apparel retailer which probably are the 2 best ways(soundtracks and lifestyle shops) to get a record heard these days. If you haven’t already take a moment and at least listen to La Ritournelle, the first half is early Coldplay-ish but the second half when he starts singing i think of it being one of the best licensable tracks out there if edited right to video.

Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle

Sébastien Tellier – Look

31 Comments Leave A Comment

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Beamer says:

September 5, 2008 at 9:20 am

Beat me by 3 minutes posting today’s music post!

Mmm, Sebastien Tellier. I haven’t heard this album yet – great tracks.

I call tomorrow morning ;)

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Jakub says:

September 5, 2008 at 9:29 am

haha, you should still do one!

dig deep in your crates and give us a nice history lesson.

been listening to your posts alot, i wanted to devote a post to Tangerine Dream but maybe you can do that better than i could.

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Closet Metalhead says:

September 5, 2008 at 9:44 am

Thank you for Sebastien! I’m hooked. Well the Euros sure know how to concentrate on arrangements, melodies, and subtleties.

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Jon says:

September 5, 2008 at 10:46 am

Both songs are fantastic, and Lost is one of my favourites of the last couple years. Amazing stuff. Check out the video for La Ritournelle on youtube.

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Jakub says:

September 5, 2008 at 11:07 am

La Ritournelle’s melody is unreal, i suggest downloading the La Ritournelle (Mr Dan`s Magic Wand Mix) since its only 3:21 and gets to the vocal early plus wonderful additions guitar wise

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Ted says:

September 5, 2008 at 12:05 pm

The second track is actually called “Look”, not “Lost”. I really enjoy the cover art to the Sebastien Tellier Sessions as well. A famous illustrator made it…can’t remember who.

Tony Allen, a highly-regarded drummer and originator of Afrobeat, plays drums on La Ritournelle. Such an amazing song.

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Clint says:

September 5, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Hey Jakub or Scott…

I don’t know if you guys have heard about hypem.com or not… but have you considered putting iso50.com on their list of blogs to pull audio tracks from? I love a lot of the music that is posted, but the music player only lets me listen to one track at a time… I’d love to be able to listen to it all!

(That and add these tracks to my online playlist; half of this stuff i can’t find anywhere else!)

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Pedro says:

September 6, 2008 at 6:41 am

For those that dont know,
Sebastien was one of the great surprises of this years eurovision contest (a inter-european wide television song contest thats been around for decades). This has been normally a cheesy contest in the last decade, with most countries normally presenting lousing excuses for a song. Sebastien approach was fresh, humorous, and out of the standards for this kind of event, wich brought him to my attention.

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AndresM says:

September 7, 2008 at 1:38 pm

LOVE this album. Was on continuous play for a few weeks for me.

For one of the best tracks of the 2007: ( at work and I can’t find a link to it!)
Chivers as a female

from the “Steak” soundtrack done by Mr. Oizo, Sebastien Tellier, and Sebastian

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Sebas van den Brink says:

September 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm

I’ve heard his music a long time ago and I instantly fell in love with it, he’s a quirky one and I like that. Besides that, Tellier himself has a beard! Always cool in my book. For some reason music I like tends to become populer :P

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Ixley says:

September 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

not sure about the Coldplay comparison, but definitely into these tracks. I might even head over to an AA to cop the album today… You ever consider setting something up with Amazon or other stores with affiliate links? I don’t buy a ton of music, but have definitely been turned onto some great stuff from your blog and subsequently purchased tracks or albums…

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Daniel says:

December 4, 2008 at 9:26 am

His music is amaaazing. At first I thought his best track is Look but ‘Le Ritournelle’ is actually even better. Instant classic. It’s a song which grows and grows bigger…..!

Thanks for the advice, Scott.