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La Valse Des Monstres
Yann Tiersen
La Valse Des Monstres
Genres: World Music, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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All Artists: Yann Tiersen
Title: La Valse Des Monstres
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: DSA
Release Date: 10/31/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 017531593727, 0724384540456, 724354373701

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Great music, like a movie for the ears, beautiful landscapes
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yann Tiersen makes movies for the ears. No screen, no projector, just the listener's imagination that he provokes as an old flickering movie or an old sepia snapshot. The technical crew of this talented writer/director/movie maker/artist is made of toy piano, accordion, violin, melodica, bells, banjo, harpsichord... He plays all of them and knows all their little ways, especially the one that will move the audience As a film director Tiersen wouldn't believe in long sequences. His speciality would be little powerful, meaningful scenes about travel, melancholy day dreaming and party. He gives them meaningful titles (la rupture/the break up, L'arrivee sur l'ile/the arrival on the Island, Les jours heureux/Happy days, Sur le fil/On the wire...). Feel free to build up the story behind them, they are yours now. The Landscape that you will come across will evoke central Europe, fields, deep forest, reefs, unspoiled places. "Rue des cascades" (Cascade Street) was recorded in 1996. And in addition to the music, comes the charming , crystal like, voice of Claire Pichet."
hyena206 | Seattle,WA | 11/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"O.K. I just want to get the fact that I don't usually listen to anything that remotely resembles the music that is contained here. But ever since I saw the movie Amelie for some strange reason I really dug the music. Being the fact that it was Yann Tiersen whom had composed all but two of the songs on the soundtrack I knew that I had to get a hold of some of his previous works. This album is particularly amazing. This guy plays a variety of instruments on his albums. Mainly he employs piano and accordion (I believe.) La Valse des Monstres is dominantly a classical style piano work. I feel a range of emotions in me when I listen to this; anxiety, grief, happiness. I enjoy this album most when drawing, cooking, school work and generally relaxing. When the accordion and the strings bust in I always feel the itch of going to France so that I may experience the land in my own eyes. At least Tiersen's CDs I can always experience the trip with my ears. One of my favorite CDs, hands down."
Just amazing!! That's real french music...
hyena206 | 10/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first album of Yann Tiersen, just as great as the two others ("Le Phare" and "quai des demoiselles"). Definitely a very good artist for people who like real music, that is to say the one that has the capacity to make you feel happy and sad almost at the same time."