The Monday travel song: La Valse des Monstres by Yann Tiersen

I propose to start every new week with a song that takes us somewhere in the world.

I took advantage of a lazy, grey Sunday to remove the dust from my accordion and play it for hours. On a musical journey starting with klezmer and evolving to Gypsy music, I ended up with some favourites from Yann Tiersen and in particular La Valse des Monstres, which has been stuck in my head since last night.

La Valse des Monstres was Yann Tiersen’s first ever album, before he acquired global fame with his soundtrack of Amélie.

Have a great week!

This post is part of a weekly event called The Monday Travel song. You can participate, too, by doing the following:

  • Create your own post every Monday and title it The Monday travel song: xxx by xxx
  • Include a link to a song (YouTube link or other)
  • It must be a song which is linked to a geography. For example, a Russian song, a Chinese song, a Scottish song… (it can be from your own country every now and then, but remember the purpose is to get others to virtually travel!)
  • Your post doesn’t have to be long, but do tell us a little bit about the song… for example by telling about the lyrics, about the composer, about the style…
  • Include a link to my own Monday travel song in your post tag it “Monday-travel-song” so others can find it too

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