Some years ago we took a Brittany Ferries crossing from Portsmouth to Caen, and we were beguiled by the background "muzak" on board. We were told at reception it was Yann Tiersen (we'd never heard of him), and later that holiday in France we bought his CD "Rue des Cascades". His music is very original, very French - although we have heard hints of Penguin Cafe. We later bought "L'Absente" but somehow, in a recent clear-out, we lost it. We had to put this right, and here was the opportunity. When you put it on, you are instantly transported across the Channel.