Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Gilligan Moss Mix)
There really is only one Sébastien Tellier; An exceptional, highly personal & intimate artist who has echoed other one-offs such as Robert Wyatt, Syd Barrett and Serge Gainsbourg. His often cinematic, symphonic and uplifting music has won him a cult following across the globe – not to mention his unforgettable 2008 Eurovision Song Contest performance.
There’s no overstating the effect that Tellier’s instant classic, “La Ritournelle”, has had on people over the last decade. Featuring Afrobeat’s inventor Tony Allen on drums it was aptly described by NME as “basically Unfinished Sympathy Pt. 2”, and it is now set to be re-released with brand new mixes from Lucky Number affiliated acts as part of their ongoing 10 year celebrations.
Remixing a true classic is a daunting task but it is a testament to the song’s timelessness that these mixes draw new life from the track. Chicago-born/New York-based production duo Gilligan Moss, who have already delivered astonishing remixes for the likes of Glass Animals, Sia, Beck & The Dø, take the track on a spun-out journey that involves and overwhelms the listener with suspense and then delivers nothing short of drop everything ecstasy once those recognizable vocals appear and the piano solo that previously never was arrives. In addition, Lucky Number’s latest signing, London-based Our Mother, infuse their unique baroque video-game aesthetic into the track, whilst Leicester’s champion beat sculptor FTSE demonstrates a surprising subtlety in gothic groove. These three new remixes sit alongside the classic pop précis from Mr. Dan and the glorious original upon the EP. La Ritournelle Remixes EP is set to be released via Lucky Number on May 27th 2016.