Tiersen, Yann / Skyline
Album: Skyline   Collection:General
Artist:Tiersen, Yann   Added:Apr 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-16 Pull Date: 2012-08-19
Week Ending: Jul 29 Jul 15 Jul 1
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 26, 2012: The conscious Soul
The Trial
3. Jun 30, 2012: Modern Donkey
Another Shore
2. Jul 13, 2012: Ember's Everlasting
Another Shore

Album Review
Deniz Cebenoyan
Reviewed 2012-06-10
Yann Tiersen / “Skyline” / Anti Records

Composer most famous for Amelie soundtrack. The familiar toy piano is still there (occasionally), but there’s a lot more here. Rich layers of synths, percussion, bell sounds, guitars, various instruments. Some really beautiful soundscapes, the only thing I’m not sure of is his vocals. Very sparse, heavily distorted layered - like any other instrument. But I dunno, I feel like the sounds could be more effective without it. Other voices also featured, all sparse, but the rich emotional instrumental backgrounds are what really gets me.

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Individual tracks reviewed inside

1. * 4:54 Starts off toy piano melody, explodes into electric guitars, synths. Goes quiet again in the middle, explodes again to end. Nice!
2. * 3:48 Great distorted guitars, synths, delicate melody. Layered distorted vocals - on the fence about these, but the beautiful background does it for me.
3. 3:53 Bells, midtempo perc, echoey pulsing vocals layered.
4. 4:03 Sparse sounds over a Spanish announcement (?), song builds over, light female vocals, bit repetitive but soothing.
5. 3:28 Cymbals, screams/animal-noises, toy piano, builds/bursts into a nice song! CD Jacket lists “Matt Elliott: Swearing” in musician list, but I didn’t hear anything...
6. 4:11 Echoey piano, big dreamy sound, eerie vocals, computer/robot generated sounds, pretty neat.
7. 5:56 Uptempo - strummed guitar, mandolin, bells, nice build.
8. * 5:53 Bells, nice harmonized vocal “oohs”, vocals build a bit, big soothing sound, sounds more like a closer.
9. 4:09 Ethereal sounds, many different vocals layered through to end. Midtempo, but kinda sad.
Deniz Cebenoyan

Track Listing
1. Another Shore   5. Exit 25 Block 20
2. I'm Gonna Live Anyhow   6. Hesitation Wound
3. Monuments   7. Forgive Me
4. The Gutter   8. The Trial
  9. Vanishing Point