Liberated Parisian's saucy third
Sebastien Tellier is the amorous Frenchman who tasted success with the billowing cult hit “La Ritournelle”. Not wishing to repeat the experience, he has recruited Daft Punk‘s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo to produce the ornate electronic pop of Sexuality, a gentle erotic adventure as tasteful as Emmanuelle.
A bold move, perhaps: its smooth, highly stylised ‘80s synth-funk seems tailored for those who entertain on leopard-skin-print silk sheets. Poised between Jarvis Cocker and Serge Gainsbourg, he laces “Kilometer” and “Pomme” with oily spurts of Hall & Oates. It is a curious album that leaves the listener, like Tellier, aroused but unsatisfied.