Breton musician Émilie Tiersen has tapped into a rich seam of her own history on ‘SEIM’, her first as Quinquis. Based on the isle of Ushant, Tiersen is raising her child in her native Brythonic tongue, and that immersion in the language is the basis for this beautiful and beguiling collection of songs. Fusing sparse electronics, absorbing atmospherics and subtle melodies, it’s also about inclusivity, especially among nationhoods with Celtic forebears – musician Ólavur Jákupsson sings in Faroese on ‘Run’, while endurance cyclist Emily Chappell reads in Welsh on ‘Netra Ken’. Gorgeous. JA

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