« My God Is Blue»
The fourth album by French singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sébastien Tellier sweeps us away into a hypnotic, futuristic world. The tracks here are tinted with electric guitars, synths and dance beats, and infused with a sense of liberation and escape from the everyday.
Sébastien Tellier was born in Paris in the mid-70s. His musical debut came at the end of the 90s, when “Fantino”, his contribution to the Source Rocks compilation, caught the attention of the critics. He then went into the studio to record what would become his first album.
To mix the album, Tellier enlisted the services of one Quentin Dupieux, also known as musician/filmmaker Mr Oizo (with whom Tellier would work again on the soundtrack to the film Steak en 2007); Dupieux was assisted by Guillaume Lebraz.
The end result, L’Incroyable Vérité, hit the streets in 2001. Two years later, Tellier returned with Politics. Having recorded the original soundtrack to the film Narco, he returned in 2006 with Sessions, an album of acoustic versions of his more popular songs. This was followed in 2008 by Sexuality, with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk in the producer’s chair. That same year, he represented France at Eurovision with his song “Divine”, admittedly failing to secure the top slot.
The release on 23 April 2012 of My God Is Blue, Tellier’s latest album, is undeniably the most important event in the history of the Record Makers label. Here, without a doubt, is Sébastien Tellier’s most profound and fully-realised work to date, providing clear evidence of both musical and spiritual maturity. A work of art devoted to the service of another being, on an infinitely higher plane of existence.