With the U.S. release of Genetic World, American fans of all things French will have another reason to say "oui.
With the U.S. release of Genetic World, American fans of all things French will have another reason to say "oui." Hailing from the land of Daft Punk and Air, Télépopmusik—Fabrice Dumont (bass/ banjo), Stephan Haeri (drums, guitar, keyboards), and Christophe Hetier (aka DJ Anti-Pop)—has crafted a beat-smart and rhythmically rich set that comfortably sits somewhere among Massive Attack's Blue Lines, Zero 7's Simple Things, and Billie Holiday's Lady in Satin. Lead single "Breathe" (featuring Irish chanteuse Angela McCluskey of the Wild Colonials) is sublime; in fact, it's the type of dreamy track that deserves attention on Madison Avenue (think TV adverts). Also making guest appearances in Télépopmusik's more-sensual-than-genetic world are Dirty Beatniks' Soda-Pop and contemporary electro-skewed artists Peaches and Gonzales.—MP