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In Place: Yann Tiersen's Favourite Albums
Fred Bowler , November 2nd, 2016 09:56

With his ninth album, EUSA, out now, the French composer and multi-instrumentalist takes Fred Jage-Bowler from the Velvets to Bill Callahan via NEU!, Vashti Bunyan and Joanna Newsom on a tour of his favourite records


Einstürzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch
This one is really important to me. I saw them live when I was a teenager. That changed a lot for me. I started buying a lot of records and I started to make music according to their anything-goes approach. And they actually turned me on to using acoustic instruments. That wasn't my culture before at all, I was more into electronic music. It was industrial music that taught it was OK to use rather unusual instruments, like an accordion. Because of Einstürzende Neubauten I realised that every instrument has this capability to create noises rather than to create music. And I found that idea of noises much more exciting.