Monday, December 22, 2008


Although I am often uncomfortable with the ease with which some toss about the word “genius” to describe some people, I feel it is an apt way to describe musician/composer Jann Tiersen.

For example, check out the following versions (both by Tiersen) of his “La Valse d'Amelie,” one in orchestral form and the other as a spacey hard rock tune. It’s the same song done from wildly different directions, yet each end product feels completely unique, and nothing short of amazing.

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