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Sébastien Tellier

L’Aventura - 2023 Reissue

    L’Aventura arose from the Brazilian heat and the French romanticism. This is the history of Sebastien Tellier’s fantasy childhood in Brazil, arranged by the local cult figure Arthur Verocai. A wild mixture of love, dreams, sun and landscapes.

    « For this album I wanted to rewrite my childhood. I chose to place this adventure in Brazil, land of splendour and joy, with an eternal childish soul. » Sebastien Tellier

    The recording produced by the artist took place between Paris and Rio de Janeiro during the year 2013. These adventures brought him into Jean-Michel Jarre’s, Bernard Estardy’s, and Philippe Zdar’s (Cassius/Phoenix) studios. Zdar who knows so well how to make the French music sound internationally sublimates the ten tracks of this album, in halfway between the elegancy and the required level of a maestro and the immediacy of a popular song.

    This sixth opus was composed and written by Sebastien Tellier. For the first time of his career, all the lyrics are written in French. Gainsbourg is not far, like a tutelary figure, Christophe as a springboard, who lets him more space to express himself, and Lucio Battisti, the Italian made him understand that singing in his native language was possible.

    L’Aventura is a record of shores stretching in an everlasting restart. Naive art carried by an openheart and childish vision of the creation, close to his classic Sexuality (2008).


    1. Love
    2. Sous Les Rayons Du Soleil
    3. Ma Calypso
    4. L’adulte
    5. Ricky L’adolescent
    6. Aller Vers Le Soleil
    7. Comment Revoir Oursinet ?
    8. L'amourcarnaval
    9. Ambiance Rio
    10. L’enfantvert

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    Confection - 2023 Reissue

      'Confection' is a surprise-album from the talented composer Sebastien Tellier, to be released on November 4th on Record Makers. Apart from one song, ‘Confection’ is an entirely instrumental piece that Sebastien conceived like a motion picture score. Several romantic musical themes are showcased in different versions, orchestral or acoustic. Their sequence brings the listener on a succession of subtle climaxes, creating powerful emotions and leaving room for fantazised images. The recording session of 'Sessions' was definitely old-school, as decided by the maestro. The very team which helped Tellier create his cult classic song 'La Ritournelle' 7 years ago was reunited for the occasion:

      Tony Allen, of Fela fame, on drums

      Rob, keyboardist for Phoenix

      Emmanuel d'Orlando on string arrangements

      ...and Philippe Zdar mixed the record. He is also responsible for mixing albums for Phoenix, Cat Power, Beastie Boys, or Kindness and part of Cassius.

      'Confection' is an album as close as possible to Tellier's soul, a testimony of his deep musical skills. it showcases his outstanding composer talent as rarely before, reminding of his early albums such as 'L'incroyable vérité' or 'Politics'. 'Confection' is a love letter for a film that doesn't exist yet. To celebrate the release of 'Confection' and for the first time in his career, Tellier will perform a special concert with an orchestra, in Paris on October 12. 



      01. Adieu
      02. Coco
      03. L'Amour Naissant
      04. Adieu Mes Amours
      05. Hypnose
      06. Waltz
      07. Adieu Comme Un Jeu
      08. Delta Romantica
      09. Curiosa
      10. L'Amour Naissant II
      11. Coco Et Le Labyrinthe
      12. L'Amour Naissant III
      13. Curiosa II
      14. Le Delta Des Amours 

      Sébastien Tellier

      Politics - 2021 Reissue

      Sébastien Tellier, the first signing to Record Makers, returned after his 2001 "L'Incroyable Vérité" album and his appearance on the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation" with "Politics", a stunning eleven-track CD of almost indescribable cinematic and uplifting music. Produced in Paris by the legendary Philip Zdar (Cassius, Etienne de Crecy), "Politics" is an uncompromising album featuring contributions from artists as diverse as Tony Allen (Fela Kuti), Quentin Dupieux (aka Mr Oizo) and the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra.

      "Bye-Bye", the first track on the album was originally written as part of the score for Sebastien's starring role in the Quentin Dupieux directed file "Nonfilm", with Tony Allen striking the perfect chord for 'Bye-Bye's rhythms. However after 'Bye-Bye' everything came together for the album - and Tellier began composing music in Phillippe Zdar's studios at 84 Rue Des Martyrs, Paris.

      "Let's give the minorities their say, and show the way to those who have forgotten the roots of our planet's problems! The East Germans should know, and the wetbacks, and those who work themselves into the ground! Say no to stylistic controls, don't fight the rhythm - Tony Allen will be there to support me along with the rest of them", he said.

      And that's what happened: the troops stormed in to defend the Native Americans ("Ketchup Vs Genocide"), the Mexicans ("League Chicanos"), two Africas, one idealized and one torn by civil war ("Wonderafrica" and "La Tuerie"), and a sporty East German who actually misses the Berlin Wall because she hasn't been able to play solo tennis since it's collapse ("Mauer") - in short, the oppressed were finally given a voice and re-ushered into a very personal but also universal "POLITICS".

      This voice is magnified by open, melodious music that is unfettered and full of pleasure. With 'Politics' we blissfully sing of the pleasures of eating bananas under the sun, or of making love with the moonlight. It's that simple. Under Tellier the oppressed fought valiantly in the Martyr Road Studios, right up until 31st May 2003, when Paris' 18th arrondisement was itself stormed - by freak hail, which destroyed all of the artist's equipment. Only the master tapes remained, which, then dripping wet, he was grateful to pass onto Phillippe Zdar for the genial mix that is now 'Politics'.

      And on this album appears Sébastien's masterpiece, the melody that everybody knows, "La Ritournelle"


      A1. Bye-Bye
      A2. League Chicanos
      A3. Wonderafrica
      A4. Broadway
      A5. La Ritournelle
      B1. Benny
      B2. Slow Lynch
      B3. Mauer
      B4. La Tuerie
      B5. Ketchup Vs Genocide
      B6. Zombi

      Six studio albums, four original motion picture scores, and a plethora of side projects... Sebastien Tellier writes with every breath, composes melodies to the whim of his obsessions like his musical peers Robert Wyatt, Todd Rundgren or Ariel Pink. Since Sessions (2006), the first time he covered his own repertoire, Sebastien experienced an international success with Sexuality, and released the great epics of My God Is Blue and L’Aventura, and the bustle of his new role as a father with Domesticated.

      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


      A1. Domestic Tasks
      A2. L'amour Et La Violence
      A3. Look
      A4. A Ballet
      A5. Divine
      B1. Intromission
      B2. Fingers Of Steel
      B3. Stuck In A Summer Love
      B4. Comment Revoir Oursinet?
      B5. Ricky L'adolescent
      B6. Against The Law

      Sébastien Tellier


        An electronica album that buzzes with humanity, his most melodically refined work to date and a joyous Franco-pop fantasia.

        The parisian pop genius took one of his famous leaps into the unknown with the release of his recent single ‘a ballet’. Sonically it was full of the character you’d hope for him to deliver - dreamy French electronica, classic pop songwriting and yacht rock-style sax. Thematically, however, it played with the unlikely parallels between music and the never-ending routine of domestic life. As he questions, “maybe the key to happiness is there, hidden under a dirty laundry basket?” setting himself apart from an ocean of beat-makers, Tellier wrote the vocal melodies first and then arranged the instrumentation around them. His surge of inspiration was such that he wrote 200 songs for the project, yet he also possessed the discipline to keep the final album to a taut and concise eight tracks.


        Side A
        A1. A Ballet
        A2. Stuck In A Summer Love
        A3. Venezia
        A4. Domestic Tasks

        Side B
        B1. Oui
        B2. Atomic Smile
        B3. Hazy Feelings
        B4. Won

        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

        Sebastien Tellier

        L'Incroyable Verite


          12” - 1x 12" 180 Gr, Glossy lacquered sleeve 380 Gr / black printed inner sleeve / Mp3 download card inside

          « L’Incroyable Vérité » is the first album of Sébastien Tellier. His previous discographic publications consist of a participation in the Source Rocks compilation, in 1998, with «Fantino» (used in Sofia Coppola's Lost In Translation film), which was noticed by the magazine Rolling Stone («(…) one of the loneliest sounds you will hear this year», December 1998).

          The album was recorded between September 1999 and March 2000.

          Sébastien plays most of the instruments and produced his album himself. It was mixed by Quentin Dupieux (aka Mr Oizo) and

          Sebastien Tellier in July 2000 with the help of Guillaume Lebraz.

          Sébastien and Mathieu Tonetti wrote the lyrics to the songs.

          «L’Incroyable Vérité» is an album about life. You can hear a dog singing, a woman screaming, and legs growing.

          Sébastien Tellier recommends that you listen to his album alone by candle-light.


          A1. Oh Malheur Chez O’Malley
          A2. Kazoo III
          A3. Universe
          A4. L’Enfance D’Un Chien
          A5. Une Vie De Papa
          A6. Fin Chien
          B1. Grec
          B2. Kissed By You
          B3. Fantino
          B4. Trilogie Femme
          B5. Black Douleur

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