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Baker's Dozen

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


Can – Ege Bamyasi
Both this and NEU! come from the same moment in German culture. When I discovered this album I just had to get their whole discography. I think there's something crazy about Germany in the '70s. At that time Germany had to reinvent itself. And krautrock's just that. It's so far from American or English music. They're completely free of influences even if they know this culture. They had to be away from that and invent a new thing. These postwar years were like a reconstruction. Artists were doing something else, not copying western traditions at all.