Mogwai remix Yann Tiersen’s first single ‘A Midsummer Evening’

Photo: Katherine Rose

Photo: Katherine Rose

We’re getting excitingly close to the release of Yann Tiersen‘s new album ∞ (Infinity). The effort will see the light of day on May 19th in the UK/Europe and May 20th in North America via Mute.
Ahead of its release, Tiersen has unveiled a remix of ‘A Midsummer Evening’ by Mogwai. The original track, released previously, is taken from the forthcoming album.

In other related news, the French composer is live streaming a show from a secret location on May 5th at 7pm BST. Just head over to his website on the day to watch it.
Now listen to Mogwai’s remix of ‘A Midsummer Evening’.

Yann Tiersen unveils first single from forthcoming album

Yann Tiersen - Midsummer Night

We’ve been eagerly waiting to hear a full taste of Yann Tiersen‘s upcoming new album, ∞ (Infinity), even more so as the French composer had teased the effort last month with a stunning album trailer. Conceived and recorded between Paris, Brittany and Iceland, ∞ (Infinity) features guest collaborations from Aidan Moffat and Amiina amongst others who contributed in their native language to some of the album tracks sung and spoken in Breton, Faroese and Icelandic.
‘A Midsummer Evening’ is the first wonderful single from the album to emerge. Tiersen explained how the track came about:

“The idea was to start with toy instruments as a reference to my early works, then manipulate the sounds electronically. Then I added a new layer of acoustic instrumentation, and repeated the same process. Finally I repeated the process once more with strings, so the whole album was a constant back and forth from acoustic to electronic to digital, and then back to analogue.”

∞ (Infinity) drops on May 19th in the UK/Europe and May 20th in North America via Mute. Now listen to ‘A Midsummer Evening’.

Yann Tiersen details upcoming album, and announces live dates

Yann Tiersen - ∞ (Infinity) - Prologue II

Last October we got the first taste of Yann Tiersen‘s new work in the form of the dreamy cut ‘Janet’, taken from a soundtrack he scored. The French composer had previously announced the release of a new album, and more details have now emerged. ∞ (Infinity), the follow-up to 2011′s Skyline, will see the light of day on May 19th via Mute. Recorded between between Paris, Ouessant and Iceland, ∞ (Infinity) saw Tiersen collaborating with native language speakers in some of the album tracks sung and spoken in Breton, Faroese and Icelandic.
∞ (Infinity) will be debuted live in a special sold out performance at the ICA in London on May 14th. In support of the album, Tiersen has just announced a set of live dates in New York’s The Highline on May 31st, London’s Royal Festival Hall on September 26th, and Paris’ Olympia on October 27th.
To entice us further, an album trailer filmed on Ushant Island, Brittany, has been unveiled. Watch it beneath.

Yann Tiersen to release new album in 2014, listen to a brand new track

Yann Tiersen

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.