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Musical Delicacies: Sébastien Tellier’s 13 Favourite Albums
Rob Hakimian , July 15th, 2020 08:23

In this week’s Baker’s Dozen the French producer and songwriter tells Rob Hakimian about 13 albums from his youth and early adulthood that left a lasting impression on the way he makes, listens to, and visualises music.


Vladimir Cosma - La Chèvre
I love Vladimir Cosma, and the best show I ever saw in my life was a show of his, playing all the soundtracks he did. This guy is a great composer – a great, great composer. I guess one of the best in the world; such rich chords, such beautiful melodies, very joyful. Le Chèvre was a very successful comedy movie in France, it was a big success, and everybody in France knows this music. It’s just a soundtrack but everybody knows this one because the composition is so good and it’s like the perfect spirit for comedy; it’s kind of fun, but at the same time it’s touching - it can touch your heart. I love that. It was possible for Vladimir Cosma to put different emotions into the same melody; at the same time you can be fun and serious. With him I discovered that the songs aren’t just sad or happy, the music is so good he can choose exactly what sensation he wants to give. I think that’s why he did so many soundtracks, because he understood exactly how to manage music for a result. The film is really good, it’s like an old French comedy, but it’s still very good - Gérard Depardieu is great.