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Sebastien Tellier - Lamour et la Violence (Allure Remix)
Jul 20, 2010
Total plays:
46 times
Why do we like this?
A remix is especially memorable when the original tune undergoes an emotional metamorphosis.  In this case, Allure demonstrates his keen ability to target a once-meditative track and completely transform its feeling via the omission of piano and subsequent addition of synth, snaps, claps and punctuated bass. Sebastien Tellier's "L'amour et la Violence" (from 2008's Sexuality) is a piano-driven, introspective ballad confronting his personal intrigue with polar feelings - love and violence.  The vulnerability from bearing this internal struggle is revealed as Tellier's voice trembles while repeating the only four lines of lyrics:

Dit moi ce que tu penses de ma vie, de mon adolescence.

Di moi ce que tu penses, J'aime aussi l'amour et la violence.


Tell me what you think about my life, my adolescence.

Tell me what you think, I also like love and violence.

The listener is left to contemplate the lyrics for him/herself while an up-tempo synthesizer riff rises and falls in return to the minor tones of the piano. Fellow French artist, Allure, allows no such time for reflection - instead he dares you to keep from, in the least, tapping your foot to his French house beat.  The snap-clap percussion is infectious, and the bass is bubbly - an instant groove.

Allure wisely keeps the original synth build-up towards the end of the track (afterall, Sexuality was produced by one of the gods of electronic music: Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo). The finished product is an addictive, upbeat toe-tapper that is highly distinct from the original... much like the clash of love and violence.
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