The new album, '8 (Infinity)' was conceived in Iceland, where work began on the album, and in Ushant Island, Brittany. The album was produced by Yann Tiersen and mixed by Gareth Jones with Yann Tiersen and Daniel Miller.
Layering of textures formed thematic threads that bind the album: the stones, the minerals, their infinite nature... Language too is integral to this album. 'Ar Maen Bihan', a story written by Emilie Quinquis in the Breton language, was translated by amiina to Icelandic ('Steinn'). Elsewhere on the album Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) and Ólavur Jákupsson (a member of Tiersen's live band) both contributed tracks on the same theme - stones - Moffat's in English and Jákupsson's in Faroese.
Hailing from Brittany, Yann Tiersen is one of the most revered artists of his generation with a reputation first established by his studio albums (which included 1997 Cascade Street 1998's The Lighthouse and to 2005's Les Retrouvailles). The early albums were combined and used for the Amelie soundtrack (2001), earning him global recognition. Recent albums on Mute, Dust Lane (2010) and Skyline (2011) have seen his prominence build, along 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.
YANN TIERSEN TOUR DATES:
8 May - Teatre BARTS - Barcelona, Spain
12 May - Le Temps Machine - Tours, France
14 May - ICA London, England - SOLD OUT
16 May - Rough Trade East, London, England
25 May - Teatro De La Ciudad "Esperanza Iris", Mexico City, Mexico
26 May - Teatro De La Ciudad "Esperanza Iris", Mexico City, Mexico - SOLD OUT
28 May - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, USA
29 May - Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA
30 May - Highline Ballroom, New York, NY, USA - SOLD OUT
31 May - The Highline New York, NY, USA
1 June - The Sinclair Cambridge, MA, USA
3 June - Soda Club Montreal, Canada, USA
4 June - The Opera HouseToronto, Canada
6 June - The Crofoot Ballroom Detroit, MI, USA
7 June - The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL, USA
8 June - Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN, USA
10 June - Bluebird Theater Denver, CO, USA
11 June - Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT, USA
13 June - Neumo's Seattle, WA, USA
14 June - The Rio Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
15 June - Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR, USA
17 June - Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA, USA
18 June - Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA, USA
20 June - The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA
26 Sept - Royal Festival Hall, London, England
28 Sept - Vega (Musikkens Hus), Copenhagen, Denmark
29 Sept - Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
1 Oct - Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden
2 Oct - Mejeriet ,Lund, Swedn
4 Oct - Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
5 Oct - Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
6 Oct - Gloria, Cologne, Germany
7 Oct - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland
8 Oct - Splendid, Lille, France
12 Oct - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
14 Oct - Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
15 Oct - Kaserne / Reithalle, Basel, Switzerland
16 Oct - Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
17 Oct - Auditorium, Girona, Spain
18 Oct - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
21 Oct - Bikini, Toulouse, France
22 Oct - Le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux, France
24 Oct - La Carène, Brest, France
25 Oct - Antipode, Rennes, France
26 Oct - Ancienne Belgique , Brussels, Belgium
27 Oct - L'Olympia, Paris, France
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