Alcest – ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’

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Alcest‘s new record ‘Kodama‘ drops on September 30, another tour de force of French blackgaze and post-metal! ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’ doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it does make its ear shaking point clear enough. After ten years of noise making Alcest continue to push their transcendental sound. Shame Slowdive’s Neil Halstead isn’t back for another guest spot. Pre-orders are up here.

 
Alcest – ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’

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Alcest – ‘Shelter’

ALCEST - 'SHELTER'

French post rockers Alcest have well and truly left their metal days behind them with the release of their fourth album ‘Shelter‘ this week. Their abrasive past has made way for a gorgeous sounding album, full of swelling instrumentation and shimmering edges. Having Sigur Ros producer Birgir Jón Birgisson in tow must’ve made the journey to dizzying euphoria a little easier. Album cut ‘Away’ features guest vocalist Neil Halstead (of Slowdive / Black Hearted Brother). Another fine reason to jump straight into this LP!

 
Alcest Feat. Neil Halstead – ‘Away’

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Alcest - 'Shelter'
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Alcest – ‘Délivrance’

ALCEST - 'SHELTER'

Neil Halstead (of Slowdive / Black Hearted Brother) has added his vocals to Alcest‘s forthcoming LP ‘Shelter’, but we’ll have to wait til its released on January 17 via Prophecy Productions (Jan 21 for North America). Until then, here’s the second single ‘Délivrance’ which was produced by Birgir Jón Birgisson (known for his work with Sigur Rós). The French post rock outfit have left their black metal days behind them, now with a cinematic scope that’s so dramatic you may want to climb a mountain after listening to it.

 
Alcest – ‘Délivrance’

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Alcest – ‘Autre Temps’

Contains subtitles! Well not exactly, this one’s in French and sounds like it could’ve rocked a medieval house party in the land that time forgot. Alcest‘s third record ‘Les voyages de l’âme’ will be released next month featuring a culmination of earlier work combined with fresh material, including the single ‘Autre Temps’. The traditional melodies carried by lead songwriter Neige get under your skin combined with the super slick video.

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