It’s always exciting to hear of something new from the talented Yann Tiersen. Here, on the first track from forthcoming album ∞ (Infinity), the man of many instruments and at least as many styles does not disappoint. A Midsummer Evening delivers layer upon layer within layer: tinky tonky toytown tones rubbing up against a steady and reliable rhythm section, backed up by a choir of angels. Somewhere in there, I think a violin is pretending not to be a violin.
The only problem is that it’s all over a bit soon, which possibly explains why I’ve already listened to this radio edit at least a dozen times in a row.