Infinity (Double Vinyl With CD Of Album)
Released on May 20, 2014
Yann Tiersen says of his new record,“8 (Infinity) is my eighth studio
album, and an ‘8’ is also the sign of infinity. I didn’t choose the title, the
title chose itself.” This very special album features tracks in English,
Icelandic, Faroese, and Tiersen’s native tongue, Breton.
Tiersen’s Breton heritage is integral to who he is personally and
sonically. He currently lives on Ushant Island, off the coast of Brittany,
France where much of this album was recorded. Unlike Tiersen’s well
known Amelie soundtrack,8 (Infinity) is sweeping, rife with texture,
and at times orchestral. The barren, stone topography of Ushant
Island was a major influence on Tiersen. First single, “A Midsummer
Evening”, is dense with manipulated textures, strings and choral
chanting, harvested from rugged, remote locations.
Yann Tiersen is one of the most revered artists of his generation with
a reputation first established by his studio albums, the earlier of which
were combined and used for the Amelie soundtrack (2001), earning him
global recognition. His prominence has only grown with projects such
as the recent live score to the Fantômas series which he curated at the
Théâtre de Châtelet with guests Tim Hecker, James Blackshaw, Loney
Dear and Amiina.