Sebastien Tellier

Narco OST

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Record Makers

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Fourteen years on from its 2003 release, and ten years on from its first vinyl release, Sebastien Tellier's "Narco OST" gets another run on the black stuff courtesy of Record Makers. Now, while the rest of his ouevre has seen the bearded genius dabble with tropicalia, indulge in lo-fi cabaret, espouse messianic disco and put a synth-y spin on Gainsbourg's sex pop, "Narco" is a straightforward collection of stunning instrumental passages, lazy funk, soaring strings and piano. Tied together by a recurring motif and consistent sound palette, it is a strikingly coherent effort from a man known for wild changes of direction.
But that entire preamble is made largely irrelevant by the following information - the last track on Side B is none other than "La Ritournelle", one of the finest songs ever written and Tellier's crowning glory. If you don't know it, you're in for a life changing treat. Jazzy drums, sublime piano and gorgeous, heart melting strings dance around a core motif for three and a half minutes before Seb dives in with a stunning vocal and takes us home. Bittersweet pop perfection and the perfect end of night record, it's worth the entry fee on its own!


A1 La Ballade Du Georges
A2 Le Démon Pupkin
A3 Le Château Pupkin
A4 Le Beguin Begins
A5 Le Long De La Rivière Tendre
A6 Dixi
A7 Pam! Exit La Folle
B1 Georges Thibault Rouhergues
B2 Rien De Rien Par Pupkin
B3 Gus Gracie
B4 Un Narco En Été
B5 Pupkin Et Ses Démons
B6 La Ritournelle

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