Infinity (Yann Tiersen album)

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Studio album by Yann Tiersen
Released 2014
Genre Folk rock, acoustic, indie rock
Label Mute
Yann Tiersen chronology
Skyline
(2011)Skyline2011
∞ (Infinity)
(2014)
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, also known as Infinity, is an album by French musician Yann Tiersen released in 2014.

Languages[edit]

Unlike previous works, Infinity has no songs written in French. Instead, they are written in English, Faroese, Icelandic, and Breton. This corresponds with an interview that Tiersen had with Port Magazine, where he expressed his appreciation for Breton culture over French culture.[1]

Reception[edit]

Infinity received some acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 74 based on 15 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Track list[edit]

  1. "" (Infinity) (2:58)
  2. "Slippery Stones" (4:18)
  3. "A Midsummer Evening" (4:13)
  4. "Ar Maen Bihan" (6:53)
  5. "Lights" (3:41)
  6. "Grønjørð" (5:24)
  7. "Steinn" (4:14)
  8. "In Our Minds" (5:12)
  9. "The Crossing" (5:43)
  10. "Meteorites" (6:49)

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

  • Yann Tiersen – vocals, toy instruments, acoustic and electric instruments, harmonium, strings, violin, celesta, digital and analogue manipulations, analogue synthesizers, tape effects, modular sequencing, drum programming.
  • Neil Turpin - drums on all tracks except on "Steinn".
  • Dave Collingwood – drums on "Steinn".
  • Yvon Salou – accordion on "Grønjørð".
  • Gareth Jones – modular sequencing on "Ar Maen Bihan".
  • Hildur Ársælsdóttir – musical saw on "Meteorites".

Vocalists

  • Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Grønjørð", "In Our Minds", "The Crossing", "Meteorites".
  • Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Grønjørð", "Steinn", "In Our Minds", "The Crossing", "Meteorites".
  • Hildur Ársælsdóttir – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Grønjørð", "Steinn", "In Our Minds", "The Crossing", "Meteorites".
  • Neil Turpin – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Steinn", "Grønjørð", "In Our Minds", "The Crossing", "Meteorites".
  • Stéphane Bouvier – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Grønjørð", "Steinn", "In Our Minds", "The Crossing", "Meteorites".
  • Felix Classen – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Grønjørð", "Steinn", "In Our Minds", "The Crossing", "Meteorites".
  • Ólavur Jákupsson – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Steinn", "In Our Minds", "The Crossing", "Meteorites".
  • Lionel Laquerrière – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Grønjørð", "Steinn", "Meteorites".
  • Gaëlle Kerrien – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Grønjørð", "Steinn".
  • Sólrun Sumarliðadóttir – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Ar Maen Bihan", "Grønjørð", "In Our Minds", "The Crossing", "Meteorites".
  • Emilie Quinquis – vocals on all tracks except on "" (Infinity), "Grønjørð".
  • Metig Simon – vocals on "Ar Maen Bihan".
  • Aidan Moffat – vocals on "Meteorites".

Additional strings played by amiina

Production


Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart 102
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart 101
French Albums Chart[3] 104

References[edit]