Alright my children. Whether you’re ready or not, it’s time to take a break from your nearly permanent, distortion-induced headache and prepare yourself to dive into the world of Sexuality. Not to say that grimy electro and sexuality aren’t connected in more than a few ways, but regardless, it’s always quite nice to have a few soft waves of poppy pleasure push your buttons every now and again. The problem is, you’ve probably already assumed I must be referencing something that isn’t heavy, and that’s related to Sexuality, and hence, “Sensual Seduction” is likely ready to play in your stereo. Bad child! See, while a good ninety percent of the world’s unfortunate population is being anything but turned on listening to Snoop Dog, you’ll be enlightened, and therefor, permitted to discover the meaning of pure satisfaction by way of Sebastian Tellier‘s “Sexuality”.
Indeed, the French electro-pop star has returned to bring you his fifth album, a musical experience the likes of which are, unfortunately, quite rare as of late. Using techniques that are strangely reminiscent of a particularly famous Donna Summer track (and not to mention the oh so familiar touch of producer, Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo of Daft Punk), Sexuality will take your hand and assist you on an incredible journey to delusion, confusion, pain, ecstasy, peace, insanity, and back. As would be expected, Tellier‘s approach is highly unusual; Never once will you feel like the album is forcing itself upon you, nor will you be able to chase it. It seems as though the best approach is to simply throw on some headphones, close your eyes and let those curious little chords approach you. But beware, if you let your guard down, they’ll truly devour you. In fact, I’ve nearly become entranced several times just in writing this little post.
If you missed the Donna Summers reference, a lil’ teaser might cue you in. Kinda makes you wonder who he got to do those “vocals”…
Sebastian Tellier – Pomme (Download removed by request)
And slated to be his first single release off Sexuality:
Though it should be available universally as of October of this year, Tellier has taken a somewhat strange approach on his release of Sexuality: The album is currently available as a promotional prerelease through Los Angeles clothing brand, American Apparel. Assuming you can’t wait until October for a bit of Sexuality, don’t you worry. You’ll be able to grab a copy of the album, as well as Tellier’s official line of tops, the Sexuali-Tee and Sexuali-Tank, at any of their retail locations.