Sebastien Tellier "Sexual Sportswear"

Sebastien Tellier 'Sexual Sportswear'
The photo kind of says it all. The mighty hand of Daft Punk has touched Parisian spaceman Sebastien Tellier and his new album, Sexuality (expected February 2008). Well, he's lured one-half of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, to produce, and as you'd expect from a collaboration this ideal... actually, it doesn't quite pay off in full. Tellier's no stranger to epic songwriting, which he's proven since we first got to know him with 2001's L'incroyable Vérité. But unlike the mesmerising glide of his stunning "La Ritournelle" single, "Sexual Sportswear" bypasses the leisurely pace it suggests and tenses up for some serious climaxing - well, that's if you don't take into account SebastiAn's accompanying remix, which is all strut and no worry (and might I add, superior). The synths ooze out in all directions: the flanger gives it its dreamy almost spooky Goblin-esque chill and the bubbling lead melody tightens up the nerves with some histrionic stabs. As adept as Tellier is, it's undeniable that de Homem-Christo isn't playing a major role here; "Sexual Sportswear" is like a creepier cousin to Daft Punk instrumentals "Night Vision" and "Make Love." It's not exactly the strongest track to release as a teaser three months in advance, but nonetheless it's captivating enough to leave us anticipating what else this exciting collaboration brings to the rest of Sexuality.

Sebastien Tellier "Sexual Sportswear (SebastiAn Remix)"