Having owned the Amelie soundtrack album for over 2 years I thought I ought to check out some later Yann Tiersen so I bought Les Retrouvailles (In English - Meeting Again). This disk contains wonderful rich melodies, with interesting and different instrumentation, the music borrows from French folk and street music, as well as rock, avant-garde, and classical. The instrumentals are just simply a cut above the norm and the two vocal tracks featuring ex Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser are simply stunning and magical, so good in fact that I think it's time I listened to her back catalogue. I think this abum sounds slightly less french in style than the excellent Rue Des Cascades whilst still retaining plenty of gallic charm.
To sum up in just one word - SENSATIONAL.