There should be no need to introduce Yann Tiersen, well known for his soundtracks to the films Amelie and Goodbye Lenin. Shannon Wright has a devout and ever-growing fanbase, enchanted by her highly emotional albums (four released by Touch & Go/Quarterstick, all produced by Steve Albini) as well as her hard-nosed live performances.
Written, composed and recorded in a mere 20 days and produced by Fabrice Loureau (sound technician for Labsente & producer of Françoiz Breut, Dirty 3, NIF Trio etc), this collaborative album is a marvel of pure wonderment. On one side of the spectrum we have Yann Tiersen, whose compositions are immediately recognizable by virtue of its cinematic and evocative power. Coupled with a timeless black romanticism, his music requires no translation to reach the heart and soul. On the other side we have Shannon Wright, who has conquered the hearts of rock lovers in search of total genuineness. By clawing the air with her electric guitar, backed by a sparse accompaniment of simply a drumkit, her raw sincerity and emotive delivery leaves a mark that lingers long in the memory. Together, the two weave spellbinding and absolutely moving music. With a shared sensibility and sense of propriety, Yann Tiersen and Shannon Wright offer ten luminous and fragile tracks. This is music at its most pristine, enchanting, and heart-wrenchingly beautiful.
"...Tiersen displays an impressive command of idiom and melodic subtlety that's rightfully drawn comparisons to the great Nino Rota." -- Amazon.com
"Jacksonville native Shannon Wright cements her reputation as indie rock's goddess of Southern Gothic..." -- SF Weekly
"Shannon Wright built her rep on despairing lo-fi folk so unadorned it made Cat Powers sound like Mandy Moore..." -- Spin