OnClassical | OC22126B | 2023

Tiersen, Y.: Eusa (with piano improvisations)
Alessandro Simonetto, Piano

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Yann Tiersen's album "Eusa" is a captivating exploration of the landscapes and cultural heritage of the island of Ushant in Brittany, France. Some compositions on this album are accompanied by a brief, evocative piano introduction, skillfully recorded by pianist Alessandro Simonetto, creating a seamless connection between the pieces.
The album opens with the introductory notes of "Pern," setting the stage for a musical journey that unfolds with a delicate balance of introspection and vivid storytelling. As "Pern" develops, Tiersen's composition paints a musical portrait that captures the essence of the location, making it easy for the listener to envision the landscapes and stories associated with Ushant.
"Porz Goret" follows suit, with its own introductory piece providing a brief prelude to a composition that transports the listener to the specific coastal location. Tiersen's ability to blend the piano's expressive range with the nuances of the island's geography is a testament to his artistry.
"Lok Gweltaz," with its introspective introduction, continues the thematic exploration, offering a musical narrative that mirrors the unique characteristics of the corresponding location on Ushant. The piano becomes a vessel for storytelling, immersing the listener in the cultural richness and history of the island.
"Kereon," "Yuzin," "Roc'h ar Vugale," and the other tracks on the album follow a similar pattern, each accompanied by a brief introduction that serves as a gateway into the sonic world crafted by Tiersen. The pianist's role in connecting these pieces is crucial, ensuring a cohesive and fluid experience as the album unfolds.
The album weaves a sonic tapestry that reflects not only the physical landscapes but also the spirit and soul of Ushant. From the rugged coastlines to the quaint villages, each composition, enriched by its introductory prelude, contributes to a vivid and immersive musical exploration of the island's essence.
"Eusa" stands as a testament to Yann Tiersen's ability to translate a sense of place into musical form, creating an album that resonates with both emotional depth and geographical authenticity. The interconnectedness of the pieces, facilitated by the introspective piano introductions, adds an extra layer of continuity, allowing listeners to experience the album as a cohesive and enriching journey.

Eusa (with piano improvisations)
Alessandro Simonetto, Piano

Prod. No.: 405 / 2023
Cat. No: OC22126B
UPC: 685071746387
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2022

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
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Artwork: OnClassical

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Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'

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