Two albums and one Mitsubishi commerical strong, featuring the vocal stylings of such artists as Angela McCluskey (a direct descendant of Billie Holiday (yes, the)), Télépopmusik offers a fresh, groovy, jazzy, electronic sound received worldwide with favorable reviews. The French group’s core membership consists of three musicians: Fabrice Dumont, Stephan Haeri, and Christophe Hetier, who met in 1997 after playing separately.

Their first CD, Genetic World, generated a lot of attention for the leading track, “Breathe”, and “Love Can Damage Your Health”.

Angel Milk, their latest and very appropriately-named album, has a lot of good songs — my only criticism would be how it seems to feather out a bit in the middle. I like “Don’t Look Back”, “Stop Running Away”, “Love’s Amighty”, and “Tuesday” in particular.

Update: Michael F. Gill from Stylus Magazine kindly sent me a back issue of his Groovin’ With The Millimeters podcast, featuring a very popular remix of “Into Everything” by The MFA. Groovin’ is actually more of a show, inasmuch as it appears regularly with other shows on Stylus’s daily music podcast, Stycast. If you’re the fast-forwarding type, “Into Everything” is at 14:38.

6 Replies to “Télépopmusik”

  1. I agree that the album as a whole is a bit boring as it does just linger on and on and on… however, I found the MFA remix of “Into Everything” to be a aurgasm [for lack of a better word or any originality on my part] and also the theme song of my roaring 20’s.

    Telepopmusik should have used that version of the song on the album to give it some kind of life.

  2. i haven’t heard the MFA remix. their website has the video set to the Zdar Mix in addition to the radio edit — but that’s as far as I’ve heard.

    do you know where to listen to or purchase a digital copy of this remix online (both the vocal and dub versions)? does anyone? best i can find so far is this.

  3. I think my friend found it on iTunes, actually…
    He, uhmm, made a cd for me and now it’s on my computer.

    Let me know if you have been brought up with the “sharing is caring” idea by your kooky folks as well.

  4. i can’t find it on iTunes — maybe it’s on one of the international versions. i don’t see it anywhere else online for purchase either. given it’s already seemingly established popularity, if you’ll send me a file or link, i’ll post it here.

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