Dust Lane

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Dust Lane
Yann tiersen dust lane album front cover.jpg
Studio album by Yann Tiersen
Released 11 October 2010[1][2]
Genre Indie rock, experimental
Length 46:25
Label MUTE (Europe), ANTI- (USA)
Yann Tiersen chronology
Tabarly (soundtrack)
Dust Lane

Dust Lane is the sixth studio album by Yann Tiersen. Tiersen himself describes the record as "not a sad thing, but a colourful thing - an experience sometimes painful, but also joyful."[3]

The album was two years in the making and was largely recorded at Everything's Calm Studio I in Ushant with further parts recorded at Studio II in Paris and in the Philippines. It was mixed at The Chairworks in Morrison Street, Castleford, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, mastered at AIR Studios in London. Dust Lane, which took its title partly from the image of the dirt road going into Gaza, is permeated with the theme of mortality. During the recording sessions Tiersen lost his mother and a close friend. The recordings started out as simple song based tracks with Tiersen playing acoustic guitar, mandolin and bouzouki. New layers were added to the recordings creating a more complex sound. Then an array of vintage synthesisers and electric guitars were added to create further textures.[4] The album was released through Mute Records in Europe and ANTI- Records in North America on 11 October 2010 in CD and LP formats. The record was promoted by a tour that started from New York City in October 2010.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[5]
Consequence of Sound4/5 stars[6]
SPIN7/10 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Yann Tiersen, all lyrics written by Tiersen except "Chapter Nineteen", which lyrics are an excerpt taken from Sexus, the first part of The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy by American writer and painter Henry Miller. The LP has the same track listing of the CD with the first four tracks on its side A, and the remaining four on the side B.[8][9]

2."Dust Lane"5:10
3."Dark Stuff"5:54
5."Chapter Nineteen"5:02
7."Till The End"7:49
8."Fuck Me"7:42



Chart (2010) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[10] 96
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[11] 97
French Albums Chart[12] 36


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  2. ^ "Yann Tiersen • Dust Lane". Releases. Mute Records.
  3. ^ "Dust Lane". Yann Tiersen Official Website. Archived from the original on 2013-02-10.
  4. ^ Randell, Edward (2010). "Interview: Yann Tiersen". Features. MusicOMH. Archived from the original on 2012-06-24.
  5. ^ Allen, James (2010). "Dust Lane - Yann Tiersen". Review. Allmusic.
  6. ^ Burleson, Ryan (13 October 2010). "Yann Tiersen – Dust Lane". Reviews. Consequence of Sound review.
  7. ^ Young, Jon (2010). "Yann Tiersen, 'Dust Lane'". Reviews. SPIN.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-02.
  8. ^ Dust Lane at Discogs (list of releases)
  9. ^ Dust Lane at AllMusic
  10. ^ "Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane". ultratop.be. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane". ultratop.be. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane". lescharts.com. Retrieved 3 May 2012.