Rendez-vous by Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese is an American vedette, burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur, singer, and actress. She is credited with re-popularizing burlesque performance, earning the moniker “Queen of Burlesque”. Written and co-produced by French songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sébastien Tellier, her album, inspired by von Teese’s erotic dances, has a sense of mystery and playfulness in all ten original songs. As for the instrumental part of the album, Tellier surely tried to capture that burlesque mood, presenting a mixture of pop with chill electronic. There’s not much of variety in all ten songs, Tellier keeps a calm tempo and his songs are steady and soft. At times, there’s a dreamlike atmosphere or a tropical sensuality, which is nice but ends up being repetitively present with the same arrangement and it dies fast as the beat starts, turning what could have been an interesting take on Serge Gainsbourg’s retro sound into a standard pop formula.

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