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  • Summary: Blonde Redhead, John Grant, Ólavur Jákupsson, Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley, Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, and Emilie Tiersen help the French composer with new versions of some of his songs.
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  1. Dec 9, 2019
    90
    Anyone interested in music of whatever form, the work of any of the contributors who are present here, film scores, or Tiersen’s early work specifically, will surely find Portrait to be quite the perfect picture.
  2. Dec 9, 2019
    80
    Balances the adventurous and traditional sides of Tiersen's music in a way that honors the sense of wonder and beauty in his work since the beginning.
  3. Mojo
    Dec 9, 2019
    80
    Portrait gives us what the composer feels are the definitive versions of these tracks. It's also an excellent introduction to this most singular of musicians. [Jan 2020, p.88]
  4. Uncut
    Dec 9, 2019
    80
    Revitalising his finest work with unlikely guests performing unlikely roles. [Jan 2020, p.31]