Alright, so maybe Michu Meszaros missed a little bit of the concept of Sebastien Tellier’s latest in his review. After digging a little deeper (er, checking the Record Makers label site) it seems that Mr. Sexuality has gone through some sort of religious transformation. Some speculate that he has become a Raëlian – the UFO religion started by French journalist, singer, songwriter, and race-car driver Raël in the 1970s. But where Raëlism’s open sensuality and sexuality are right up Sebastien’s alley, the whole extraterrestrial angle doesn’t seem to fit. Here’s where things get weird (thanks Google translate):
Near a sunny river, Sebastien Tellier, immaculate robe, stroking the mane of a mare that fresh grass forages. Languishing on the bank, some naiads convent scene of a tender look. For these sirens of modern times, Sebastian tells the genesis of his enlightenment: “I had this trance, these visions blue, those truths that arise when you take things very strong. I hovered high in the blue. These truths, I have used to make a record. I suggest you listen to … “. Arisen from the air, the first notes of My God Is Blue then invade the space of such prayers answered …
So what’s up? Is he starting his own religion? One where “the sun will be blue” and Tellier is Pépito Bleu, the guru of the Alliance Bleue, “the spiritual community that I created where one believes in dreams as higher values.” I dunno, but whatever the case the Dimitri From Paris Erodisco mix of “Cochon Ville” is banging!
Speaking of “Cochon Ville” here’s what Teller has conceived for his Pig City:
On the field I’m building with the Blue Alliance, there will be an area where the animal side of man will speak: Pig City is able to drive fast, break things, steal stuff and all sexualities will be permitted.
Which is all available for your viewing pleasure in this extremely NSFW video for the song. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!