the French singer/songwriter's 6th album is a concept set in a part-mythical Brazil - cinematic & adventurous, musically it adds exquisite Brazilian tones to Tellier’s usual idiosyncratic palate of Gallic pop & chanson, baroque & electronic.
Arriving shortly after his aptly named chamber pop homage 'Confection', Sébastien Tellier gives that album's romantic feel a Brazilian twist with 'L'Aventura'. Recorded in Bougival & Rio de Janeiro as well as Paris, the album captures the summery feel of samba, bossa nova & more, yet Tellier's take on the sounds of Brazil never feels touristy or heavy-handed. Several of these songs are actually quite subtle in how they incorporate Brazilian elements, such as "Aller Vers le Soleil"'s gossamer synth pop. When Tellier does emphasize L'Aventura's "tropicale" vibe, he does it with equal finesse.