French composer Yann Tiersen has a new album in the works to follow up his 2011’s Skyline. The yet-to-be-titled new album was recorded between between Paris, Ouessant and Iceland and is due out in spring 2014 via Mute.
It seems like a long wait but we can already hear a taste of Tiersen’s latest work with an utterly beautiful new track that has just emerged called ‘Janet’, taken from a soundtrack he is currently scoring.
In other related news, Yann Tiersen is curating a Halloween event in Paris later this month, to commemorate the centenary of the Fantômas series, directed by Louis Feuillade. Tiersen is writing the scores for each of the five films from the restored Fantômasseries, which will run for six hours in the surroundings of the Théâtre de Châtelet, Paris, as the press releases notes. Apart from his own band, Tiersen invited a number of stellar guests to work with him, including James Blackshaw, Tim Hecker, Loney Dear and Amiina.
Now let yourself be absorbed by ‘Janet’, a slice of dreaminess.