“Another Shore”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Yann-Tiersen-Another-Shore.mp3|titles=Yann Tiersen: “Another Shore”]
French composer Yann Tiersen always has taken darker paths — even the Amelie soundtrack maintained a certain melancholy. His solo albums are more overt. On 2010 album Dust Lane, he appropriated a stark passage from Henry Miller’s The Rosy Crucifixion. On his latest, Skyline (finally released in the United States), he takes the tropes of horror films and makes music out of it — at least on “Exit 5 Block 20,” a track that begins with brutal howls that only subside for a short portion of the song.