Boomkat Product Review:
The last part of Yann Tiersen's Kerber project, Kerber Complete; a CD box set including a brand new Solo Piano version of Kerber, the original album, Kerber Remixes with bonus material, and Tiersen’s live translation of Kerber, 11 5 18 2 5 18.
"Kerber was initially released in 2021 and was very much a new chapter in the Breton artist’s work. Although there is piano at the core, the album was the most overtly electronic material he had presented to date. It was recorded in The Eskal, the studio he built on Ushant where he lives, and was named after a Chapel in a small village on the island. This was followed up by Kerber Remixes (a 12” of remixes from Terence Fixmer, Beatrice Dillon, Laurel Halo, Iku Sakan and remix competition winners) and 11 5 18 2 5 18 (a record of reprogrammed, resampled and reimagined tracks from Kerber and additional tracks from his catalogue that serves as the perfect insight into Tiersen’s live interpretation of the original album).
This CD box set exhibits the full evolution of the Kerber story, moving from its origins of stripped back piano into its electronic resolution, 11 5 18 2 5 18. It also see Kerber Remixes available for the first time on CD, featuring a new Terence Fixmer remix of ‘Ker al Loch’, a variety of Yann Tiersen’s remixes of tracks by NEU!, Keeley Forsyth, Michael Price, and Simon Fisher Turner and Edmund de Waal, as well as a brand new song titled ‘Nivlenn’."