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Sebastien Tellier – Sexuality

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.

PIERS MARTIN