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French composer and multi-instrumentalist Yann Tierson has released several albums since the mid-'90s while also writing music for films (he received quite a bit of attention for his work on Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s romantic comedy Amelie). 2012’s Skyline isn’t a soundtrack, but the music, by turns atmospheric and dramatic, conjures cinematic images. The opener, “Another Shore,” moves between sections marked by a big guitar sound and quieter passages, one of which has subtle bass clarinet from Stephane Bouvier. Tierson plays all the instruments and sings on “I’m Gonna Live Anyhow,” an impressive, multi-tiered construction with a striking variety of timbres. “Exit 25 Block 20” has room for the sparkling sounds of glockenspiel and vibraphone, swooping synths, and rowdy shouts. The deftly arranged “The Trial” takes its time as it moves from minimalist atmospherics to rousing drama before drifting off in a synth wash. “Vanishing Point” places dreamy vocals over a steady chug that suddenly winds down, bringing Skyline to a close.


Born: June 23, 1970 in Brest, Brittany, France

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

With his whimsical, melancholy music, Yann Tiersen has become a sought-after composer, not only for his soundtrack work, but in his own right. Borrowing from French folk music, chanson, musette waltz, and street music, as well as rock, avant-garde, and classical and minimalist influences, Tiersen's deceptively simple style has been likened to Chopin, Erik Satie, Philip Glass, and Michael Nyman. The Paris-based composer became popular outside his native country for his score to Jean-Pierre Jeunet's...
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