This year, Sébastien chose to self-celebrate his birthday with his fans.
In "Birthday Boy", he reflects on the growing disappointment and blandness of birthday parties as we get older.
Recorded live with his musicians and reminiscing his love for The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and Depeche Mode, it’s a new sound for Sebastien Tellier — under the influence of the current gloomy atmosphere : he went cold, intense but still full of hope.
"Birthday Boy" is mixed by XL Recordings' Swedish leftfield pop innovator Baba Stiltz.
Sébastien celebrates his birthday with a track!
This year, Sébastien chose to self-celebrate his birthday with his fans.
New album available!
His new album "Simple Mind" is a lush though very minimalistic resume of some of his most beautiful compositions ; a classic live-recorded album where old and more recent songs will find a confined listener caught in a wave of domestic bliss.
"Simple Mind is a total rebirth for my music. For this minimalistic live recording, I’m cleansing my own songs so you can (re)discover them in the most pure and intimate way. I want to take you to the closest of my chords, my melodies and my voice in order to share the essence of my art with you. As simple as that. Bisou." - Sébastien Tellier
Four remixes from 'Domesticated' available!
Four remixes taken from "Domesticated", Sébastien Tellier's new record, are available!
What better way to celebrate a song born in the heart of French contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan’s "Studio Venezia" in Venice than asking two of the most brilliant Italian producers to remix it?!
Marco Passarani and Valerio Del Prete are the legendary Tiger & Woods, delivering critically acclaimed summer-ready edits & funky remixes straight from Rome. Their take on this all-stars 'Philippe Zdar-Varnish La Piscine-Sebastien Tellier-nit’ production is an instant italo-disco classic.
This remix is rigorously calibrated for any after-dinner dance, pool party, private fiesta…or 2020 forbidden rave party.
Wear your best Venetian mask!
Lauer is one of Germany's best kept secrets, mixing 80's new-wave music with highly efficient balearic melodies. He built his high profiled reputation between his residency at the legendary Robert Johnson club and his critically acclaimed records on Permanent Vacation or Beats In Space. The hyper hypnotic "Domestic Tasks" becomes a funky electro heater in Lauer's hands, right in between Depeche Mode's cold groove and an exhilarating 90's piano-house anthem. A real climax song!
Young Marco is one the most iconic DJs of our time, a true DJ Harvey heir, blending genres and eras to compose his unique sets and personal productions for legendary labels like Rush Hour, ESP Institute, Dekmantel, Music From Memory. His balearic and unique exotic touch has long since convinced dancers from around the globe and important artists to whom he offered his remix services including Robyn or Francis Bebey.
A "long hypnotic desert chugger" is how Marco described his version of the already very balearic "Stuck in a Summer Love" by Sébastien Tellier. Like any good balearic track, this one is for sunsets or dusks, lied down or still dancing until the sun comes up again.
Slide Guitar by Jonny Nash. Additional percussion by Jan Schulte.
A legendary figure in the electronic scene reworks Sebastien Tellier's "Domestic Tasks" here. German producer and now Paris-based Tolouse Low Trax is the most respected mind behind German avant-gardist club "Salon des Amateurs". In the same vein of his new record out on Bureau B, Tolouse takes on a new trip-hop-esque sound, recalling 90's beatmakers La Funk Mob and French late 90's underground sound.
In his own words, the track is his way of "thanking Sebastien & Record Makers for making me feel welcome in the most beautiful city of this crazy world".
The track is mixed by Joakim.
New album available!
Mostly written at home, Sébastien allowed himself to be inspired by what he had in front of him: piles of plates stacked in the sink, dirty socks spread out on the scratched floor, two beautiful children he has yet to domesticate… or is it him now who is being domesticated?
New track and new video out!
Produced by the magician nit and mixed by the wizard Nk.F, "Stuck in a Summer Love" is a homage to the dance productions from 2002.
New album "Domesticated" out 29/05 and available to pre-order here
New track 'Domestic Tasks' out!
"Domestic Tasks" was produced by Mind Gamers aka John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Connan Mockasin…) and Daniel Stricker (Midnight Juggernauts), helped by Sébastien's studio sidekick Corentin "nit" Kerdraon.
New album 'Domesticated' available to pre-order!
Mostly written at home, Sébastien allowed himself to be inspired by what he had in front of him: piles of plates stacked in the sink, dirty socks spread out on the scratched floor, two beautiful children he has yet to domesticate…or is it him now who is being domesticated?
New single available!
"A Ballet" is the first track released by Sébastien Tellier since his album "L'Aventura" in 2014. With this modern ballad, his ambition is to reveal the beauty of domestic life like a ballet (which in French sounds the same as a "balai" = a groom). The track was produced by Jam City, "one of the most important British musicians" according to Tellier, and by the Frenchman nit.
Release of a new soundtrack
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 series follows three women (Santa Fe, Nenuphar, Vegas) living in Los Angeles who go missing, creating a wave of panic in the city. While the police suspects a serial killer is behind the disappearance, the three women have actually joined a secret guerrilla camp, "where they train to avenge the injustice of a misogynistic system that humiliates and exploits women."
Available on blackpills – 10 episodes of 10 minutes
Directed by Mathieu Tonetti
Casting: Denise Richards, Nikki Leigh, Charlotte McKinney, Courtney Sinclair
New score for 'Marie et les naufragés'
Another Sebastien… Betbeder, asked Sebastien Tellier to compose the music of his new film, "Marie et les naufragés" (translated: "Marie and The Castaways"). For this score, Tellier chose a retro-futuristic electronic path in the tradition of Giorgio Moroder's music in keeping with the with free and off-the-beaten path tone of this film starring Eric Cantona. With the help of friends and fellow musicians John Kirby and Daniel Stricker, Sebastien has diffused the film‘s languid themes with tributes to Marvin Gaye or to Ennio Morricone... If you like instrumental music with a deeply sensual twist, this record is for you!
Available now on CD, vinyl, and digital HERE
In French theaters on April 13th!
Watch the teaser of the soundtrack, starring Sébastien!
Here's the trailer:
Read the Hollywood Reporter's review of the film here
Release of 3 tracks from the OST of Saint Amour
Record Makers will release 3 tracks from this soundtrack on February 26th in digital!
Watch the teaser:
In French theaters on March 2nd
A Summer with...
Free EP available!
One track from this album was: "Comment Revoir Oursinet ?" (Translating to: "How can I see my teddy bear again?"). During the 14 minutes of this epic semi-instrumental track, Sebastien addresses his disappeared teddy bear, confessing "Life without you is difficult".
Deeply convicted by the filmic ambiance of the track, we, at Record Makers decided to launch a video competition. The winner, Carly Blackman, was able to locate and re-edit some beautiful Super8 footage from a Detroit-based family in the 70’s. Like Tellier’s song, the images portray carefreeness and innocence in their pure state. You can discover below:
To go with this release, we approached different remixers to bring their eclectic touches to this anthem and offer them through the Record Makers Soundcloud.
The first remix is from Cesare, a young producer from Ipanema and part of the Kitsuné family. He brought his optimism and gave Oursinet a fresh breath of oxygen. After all, life goes on, and it’s sweet! Available here:
Matias Aguayo is the well know Chilean-German producer, and also the creator of the Cómeme label. Aguayo, himself a learned Francophone, living several years in Paris, was moved by Tellier’s lyrics that he decided to do a re-version of the song, re-record the song entirely himself adding his own vocals. His version offers a mysterious, and surprisingly sensual tone, authenticating its honesty in a new way. Available here:
The third remix track is from Darius, a young newcomer from the Roche Musique collective. He brought the track towards languished house which takes its time to build up to a hot climate, featuring Sebastien repeating his chorus. Available here:
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L'Aventura, #20 best album of the year for Les Inrocks!
Sebastien Tellier new vinyl EP
A1 : Aller vers le soleil
A2 : Aller vers le soleil (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)
A3 : Aller vers le soleil (Tom Furse (from The Horrors) Remix)
B1 : Ricky l'adolescent
B2 : Ricky l'adolescent (Principles of Geometry Remix)
B3 : Ricky l'adolescent (Walter Official Remix)
Order the vinyl here
Sebastien Tellier's Euro tour in October and November!
Info & tickets here
03/10 @ Le Plan (Ris-Orangis - FRA)
08/10 @ La Laiterie (Strasbourg - FRA)
09/10 @ Nancy Jazz Pulsations (Nancy - FRA)
10/10 @ Le 106 (Rouen - FRA)
11/10 @ L'Ancienne Belgique (Bruxelles - BE)
12/10 @ New Fall Festival (Düsseldorf - DE)
15/10 @ Le Bikini (Toulouse - FRA)
16/10 @ Rocher de Palmer (Bordeaux - FRA)
17/10 @ Le Tap (Poitiers - FRA)
18/10 @ Le Transbordeur (Lyon - FRA)
20/10 @ Casino de Paris (Paris - FRA)
22/10 @ Stereolux (Nantes - FRA)
23/10 @ L'Etage (Rennes - FRA)
25/10 @ Nuits Electriques (Lille - FRA)
26/10 @ Rondel (Bern - CH)
27/10 @ SchwuZ (Berlin - DE)
30/10 @ La Paloma (Nîmes - FRA)
31/10 @ Espace Julien (Marseille - FRA)
01/11 @ L'Atabal (Biarritz - FRA)
04/11 @ Village Underground (London - UK)
05/11 @ Babylon (Istanbul - TUR)
07/11 @ Fuzz Club (Athens - GRE)
Red Bull Studios session
"L'adulte" + "Cochon Ville" :
"Ma Calypso" + "L'amour et la violence" :
"Fingers of Steel" + "L'amour Carnaval" :
Sebastien Tellier's new album "L'Aventura" is out now !
Grab it in vinyl, CD, or digital on our online store, or at your local store, on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon etc etc ;)
Produced by Sebastien Tellier, arranged by Brazilian legend Arthur Verocai, mixed by Zdar