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Yann Tiersen & Jay Haze – Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi (2008)

Yann Tiersen & Jay Haze – Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi (2008)

Call me crazy, but I find it hard to imagine a bruiser like Jay Haze being enchanted by Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, a cute and quirky love story known to many as Amelie. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he saw it on a date with some totally hot piece of ass, which he dug into well before the credits rolled. In any case, he liked the musical score enough to slip a beat under one of the tracks and have Tuning Spork release it on a turquoise one-sided 12-inch. And, as unlikely as it may sound, Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi is a charmingly different track that really sticks with you, and succeeds in being both moving and bumpin’.

A contemporary composer with rare pop appeal, Yann Tiersen’s bittersweet melodies have adorned a number of critically acclaimed albums as well as soundtracks. Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi, exemplifies his style well, focusing on a melody that is as compelling as it is mournful. Jay Haze gives Tiersen’s composition plenty of breathing room, focusing on the drums and letting the piano do its thing. The beat is classic Haze—thick and funky with impressive attention to detail. The contrast between Haze’s oomph and Tiersen’s melancholy is strangely symbiotic, and the track is ultimately no less upbeat than Haze’s typical fare. Granted, this heavy-hearted track may be too sappy for some, but it is a refreshing change of pace for Haze as well as Tuning Spork, and will undoubtedly spark beautifully somber moments of clarity on the dance floor.

1.Yann Tiersen & Jay Haze – Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi

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Big thanks to iraklis and the original poster

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October 12, 2008 Posted by | France, Jay Haze, Music_Pop, Yann Tiersen, _MUSIC | 2 Comments