SEBASTIEN TELLIER opening for AIR at Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Wednesday (June 27). $22. 416-870-8000.
With their own records getting increasingly bizarre, it makes sense that the first signing to Air's Record Makers label is a far-out French eccentric.
Sebastien Tellier's L'Incroyable Vérité disc is old-fashioned electronic analog pop music featuring a kazoo, no drums, two song trilogies, impenetrable poetry, lots of whistling and the 25-year-old musician himself barking like a dog.
Every instrument is played by Tellier, and there are some delightful melodies. If you don't understand it, though, don't worry. It wasn't exactly made for you anyway.
"I made this record for people elsewhere, perhaps in the future," Tellier cheerfully explains from Dallas. "This is a testimony. If you watch a TV show about animals, we can learn about how many times the animal eats during the day, but we want to know what happens in his head. I apply this to the human being.
"My music represents the average person, people who have a heart and a brain. The Incredible Truth represents the big periods in life, from boyhood to being an adult.
"When people in the future want to know who we were, they can listen to this album and learn."