Yann Tiersen - Hent

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  • Yann Tiersen - Hent

Yann Tiersen - Hent

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Released12th October 2018
Catalogue HSTUMM397
Barcode 5414940019476

A 45-minute composition, is the final release related to 'EUSA', his ninth studio album and first piano album, which came out on Mute in 2016. The album is available as a limited edition vinyl release, part of the Mute 4.0 anniversary releases, and digitally.

'EUSA' was originally conceived as a book of sheet music before a phenomenal reaction to the publication encouraged him to record the piano pieces at Abbey Road. Each track relates to a specific place on the island of Eusa (or Ushant in English), a small island positioned in the Celtic sea between Brittany and Cornwall.

The tracks were each conceived in and named after a location on the island, with five extracts from Hent (meaning “path” in Breton) linking them together. The new release sees the full composition available for the first time.

The field recordings used for 'EUSA' were released on limited edition vinyl in 2016, and an EP The Lost Notebook - 'EUSA' came in the summer. The Lost Notebook - 'EUSA' continues the journey through Eusa, and features two new tracks, originally intended for the album, but not recorded at that time, because they were thought to be lost and were only recently rediscovered.

After premiering 'EUSA' at two sold out Barbican shows, Tiersen went on tour the album worldwide with sold out prestigious performances at the Royal Albert Hall, two back to back sold out nights at the Berlin Philharmonic and sold out venues right across North American and Europe.

Recent Album Reviews:

“EUSA is a faultless work” - Record Collector, 5/5

"...Brimming with aching melody." – MOJO, 4/5

“With each listen you uncover another facet not just of this complex and charming album, but of yourself too.” - Drowned In Sound, 8/10

“…a beautiful piece of work…” - The Quietus.
Artist Yann Tiersen