Yann Tiersen - Lagniappe Session [EP] (covers Steve Reich, Francoise Hardy, E.C. Ball, limited to 500, indie exclusive)
This is a recording of Yann Tiersen's Lagniappe Session for Aquarium Drunkard. There’s a lot happening in the collective works of Yann Tiersen. Initially inspired by Einsturzend Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle and other post-punk/industrial groups, Tiersen’s music would soon grow further nuanced, moving in more subtle directions. It’s this which makes the approach to his Lagniappe Session all the more interesting, in how he turns that very direction on its head. Original pieces that could be described as minimalist are uprooted and placed into entirely different realms, as Tiersen tackles a 16+ minute Steve Reich piece, a classic Francoise Hardy chanson, and a tune by country gospel musician E.C. Ball. In the hands of Tiersen all become transformed.
1. Tribulations by E.C. Ball
2. If You Listen by Francoise Harvey
3. Piano Phase by Steve Reich