You can pre-order his debut EP "Black Boogie Neon" in vinyl and digital here !
Out September 21 !
Like a dream sequence in a feature film, this video directed by David Wilson (who shot some for Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire or Tame Impala before) shows Dita Von Teese in her classic 50s Hollywood beauty role ambiguously playing with Sebastien Tellier. It is voluntarily simple and exquisite, with a touch of Tellier’s signature comedy situations.
We now can watch this Gainsbourg/Birkin inspired duet play their game!
Lighting a match and watching the castle burning. With this incendiary single, Tristesse Contemporaine start from scratch and launch the countdown. By getting back to their brutal side, the trio turns into this kind of species it is better not to run into during a full moon night at the corner of a street or a wheat field. "Out of My Dreams", or the scorched-earth policy...
Dita Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier celebrate Valentine’s Day in music with the release of their duet "Porcelaine".
Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers, romantic talks, and emotional perspectives!
Here comes "Porcelaine" the perfect sound bed for a day like that; a duet between the queen of burlesque and the most romantic French musician since Serge Gainsbourg. Their voices blend perfectly on this slow jam. It is Dita’s favorite song from her forthcoming album, just because she sings it with Sebastien. How romantic.
Dita Von Teese says: « Recording a duet with Sébastien Tellier was like a dream come true. From the very start of the project, I asked that we do one song together. I love his voice, I instantly think of Serge Gainsbourg, he is as good as him. “Porcelaine“ is my favorite song on the album, and recording it was probably the most natural for me ». And for Sebastien Tellier, who wrote it, « the song is about Dita’s white skin, too perfect to be real ».
Dita and Sebastien have teamed up to create her first ever album, the self-titled "Dita Von Teese", due February 16th on Record Makers.
- The interview (in French) of Dita Von Teese and Sébastien Tellier in French TV show "Quotidien"
- The interview (in French) of Dita Von Teese and Sébastien Tellier in French radio show "Boomerang" on France Inter
Dita Von Teese's debut album, written and composed by Sébastien Tellier, is available for pre-order here or on Bandcamp
After “Rendez-vous”, Dita Von Teese releases “Bird of Prey”, another song from her forthcoming album, due February 16 on Record Makers.
According to Sébastien Tellier, who wrote the entire album for Dita Von Teese, “‘Bird of Prey’ evokes Dita flying above the world, hunting the tiny men on its surface with her eagle eye.”
And Dita Von Teese adds: “‘Bird of Prey’ is one of the songs from my album with Sébastien Tellier. On New Year’s Eve, fans heard a remixed version during my performance. Stay tuned for more!”
The band Mind Gamers, who produced the song, remember: “The live instruments in ‘Bird of Prey’ were recorded in a horse stable next to a river just outside of Sydney while it was raining, a truly magical moment.”
“Dita Von Teese” is available for pre-order here and will arrive February 16!
Imagine the worlds beyond your horizon. Detach and reflect, escape and return, let go and let in - Travel.
Producer, composer and keyboardist John Carroll Kirby spins his tales of Travel on his debut full-length.
Conceived in Tokyo and written primarily in Lamanai, Belize, Kirby’s compositions are a multiverse of synths and rhythms, moods and wonderment.
Hear it in the undulating, calming waves of saxophone on "Essaouira", the gentle splash heard on the shores of the coastal Moroccan city. Feel the excitement, the energy, the heat in "Poroy Station", riding the train to Machu Picchu. Let yourself unravel with "Socotra", stumbling upon the alien Dragon Blood Trees the iconic Yemen island. Let the warmth of colors & breath bathe you on "Kailashananda”.
Kirby channels the eccentric funk of Harry Honsono & Yellow Magic Band with small touches of Jon Hassell’s "Fourth World". He describes his music as the 3rd Generation Exotica, whimsical and vibrant like the genres pioneer Martin Deny.
Although Travel represents Kirby’s debut as a solo artist, the Los Angeles musician has had his fingerprints on memorable records along the way. Kirby co-produced "Junie" with Raphael Saadiq and Solange, and a few other songs on Solange’s "A Seat at the Table". You can also hear him playing keys // synths throughout the record, including album standout "Cranes in the Sky". Kirby’s credited on Shabazz Palaces’ latest "Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines", performed in Blood Orange and Connan Mockasin, and collaborates regularly with Sébastien Tellier, who had this to say of Travel: "This music has the shape of a savage animal and the taste of love"
"Leaving as one and returning as another - Travel."
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Sebastien Tellier scores Mathieu Tonetti’s series “A Girl Is a Gun”
Sebastien Tellier and Mathieu Tonetti have a long story together. They befriended in their teenage years, spent loads of time together watching films like “Starship Troopers”, listening to music and creating. One was a musician, the other was a film maker. Tonetti shot Tellier’s first video for “Universe” from Tellier’s first album “L’incroyable vérité” (2001).
“A Girl Is a Gun” is Tonetti’s first long feature, actually a series of 10 minutes episodes to air on blackpills Oct. 16th. It was very natural for him to ask Tellier to score the series, as he knew he would understand what was needed for his erotic-feminist series starring the one and only Denise Richards, of… “Starship Troopers” fame!
In his unique style, Tellier created a 80s-inspired score made of synth and guitars. He sang on “Lovely Blonde”, and used some sounds from the series in his creation. The recordings were made with the precious help of an expert of the genre, Tahiti Boy a.k.a David Sztanke.
The “A Girl Is a Gun” album is more than a score, it reminds the listener of some classic film-inspired albums such as Air’s “The Virgin Suicides” or Tangerine Dreams’ “Thief”.
The appropriately-named Mind Gamers need not bother with the laws of time and space, or even gravity.
It was in Sydney that the supergroup’s three minds collided. Parisian-by-way-of-Venus Sébastien Tellier was touring the Milky Way when he stopped by to preach to his Alliance Bleue faithful. Among them was Daniel Stricker, who moonlights behind the Midnight Juggernauts’ drumkit, where he has been known to conjure up the ghosts of E.L.O. and Sparks’ greatest incantations. Cosmic hitchhiker John Kirby – whose travel companions have included Blood Orange, Cypress Hill, Solange or Money Mark – on a pit-stop between Los Angeles and Ásgard, mesmerized them with his consciousness-warping keyboard licks.
They merged their powers again during the last Earth Winter at Red Bull Studios Paris, emerging from the week-long communion with “Power of Power”. As much an exhortation for the listener to explore their inner landscapes as a commandment to let loose, the offering is divided into two scriptures: “Come to America” is a teleportation device straight to the open roads of California, palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze, while “Golden Boy” is a kaleidoscopic invitation to a dance ritual, featuring Karl Lagerfeld. While magnanimous, “Power of Power” is but a launching pad for the Mind Gamers’ interstellar voyage. Stay tuned for more adventures...
"Power of Power", available in vinyl and digital HERE