Friday, October 23, 2009


I think I owe everyone an apology for running away for so long.
I'm back, and intend to keep up the music!
sorry for the lost songs I will make up for them!


When i talk about this band i'm sure the first thing that comes to your mind is the song breathe.
It's probably on every lounge album you have ever heard of and to top it off Mitsubishi had to go use it in some idiotic car ad in 2003. Nevertheless it got the recognition it deserved. 

Rashmi and I have a rather strange relationship when it comes to music. For most of our first year in college I dragged her to every gig in town trying to make her understand what it was about music
that gave me the fuzzy feeling. I personally thought I drove her a little insane shoving an ipod into her face every other minute and spending long auto drives talking about what rhythm does to my soul. Some of my enthusiasm must have rubbed off because now, I am proud to say that she has built a collection of her own rather interesting(meant in a good way) taste in music.

It was when I was in cal with her this vacation that she introduced me to the rest of telepopmusik. They are now my new favourite and I owe it all to her!

Telepopmusik is a French trio that play trip hop and they are Fabrice Dumont (bassist of the pop band Autour de Lucie), Stephan Haeri (also known as 2 square for his solo projects), and Christophe Hetie. Their first album genetic world got all its recognition from the song breathe. It won a whole lot of awards and was played in almost every club for the longest time. Their second album, Angel milk also did well and we are now expecting their third album after four years of silence.

The song I chose is not breathe but another off the same album featuring the same vocalist, Angela McCluskey. 'Love can damage your health' This is one song both Rashmi and I have a special fondness for. Besides Their characteristic sound this song is dramatic and has all these really interesting bits to it. The lyrics are beautiful and her voice has this incredibly erotic character. 

The video looks like an extended ad for some posh electronic appliance or bath fittings but I like it. In fact I like it a lot!