Alcest

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Area:Other Area
Nazione:Francia
Attività:dal 1999

Line up

  • Neige: guitars, bass, synths, vocals
  • Winterhalter: drums
Alcest was founded in the year 2000 by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neige (aka. Stéphane Paut) and later joined by drummer Winterhalter (Jean Deflandre) in 2009. Labeled as post metal/shoegaze or “blackgaze”, Alcest were the pioneers within this genre, crafting a unique sound based on musical opposites from their very first EP “Le Secret” (2005), and thru their full length releases “Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde” (2007), “Écailles De Lune” (2010) and “Les Voyages De L'Ame” (2012). In 2014 their fourth album “Shelter” was released, marking the band's departure from the more metal sound, in favor of dream-pop aesthetics, surprising and somewhat challenging their fan base. In retrospective, the album opened new doors for Alcest, bringing them an audience from different horizons and a positive sense of unpredictability as musicians.

Over the years, Alcest influenced a lot of other artists and gained a significant popularity around the world, leading them to do several tours all over Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.

"Kodama" (2016), the fifth album by Alcest marks the French duo's ferocious return to the epic and contrasted style of its early works while continuing the band's relentless pursuit for fresh ideas. Combining poetic elements with darker ones, that were not present in Alcest’s earlier works, “Kodama” manifests as an intense album, featuring a more organic, punchy sound and showcasing impulses from an array of different places.

"Spiritual Instinct" (2019) is the sixth upcoming album by Alcest released via Nuclear Blast Records again.

Discografia

Copertina 7,5
Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast / 2019) 

1. LES JARDINS DE MINUIT / 2. PROTECTION / 3. SAPPHIRE / 4. L'ÎLE DES MORTS / 5. LE MIROIR / 6. SPIRITUAL INSTINCT

Copertina 3,5
Kodama (Prophecy Productions / 2016) 

1. KODAMA / 2. ECLOSION / 3. JE SUIS D'AILLEURS / 4. UNTOUCHED / 5. OISEAUX DE PROIE / 6. ONYX

Copertina 8,5
Shelter (Prophecy Productions / 2014) 

1. WINGS / 2. OPALE / 3. LA NUIT MARCE AVEC MOI / 4. VOIX SEREINES / 5. L'EVEIL DES MUSES / 6. SHELTER / 7. AWAY / 8. DELIVRANCE

Copertina 9,5
Les Voyages De L'Âme (Prophecy Productions / 2012) 

1. AUTRE TEMPS (ALBUM VERSION) / 2. LÀ OÙ NAISSENT LES COULEURS NOUVELLES / 3. LES VOYAGES DE L'ÂME / 4. NOUS SOMMES L'EMERAUDE / 5. BEINGS OF LIGHT / 6. FAISEURS DE MONDES ...

Copertina SV
Le Secret (Prophecy Productions / 2011) 

1. LE SECRET (2011) / 2. ELEVATION (2011) / 3. LE SECRET (2005) / 4. ELEVATION (2005)

Copertina 10
Écailles De Lune (Prophecy Production / 2010) 

1. ÉCAILLES DE LUNE (PART I) / 2. ÉCAILLES DE LUNE (PART II) / 3. PERCÉES DE LUMIÈRE / 4. ABYSSES / 5. SOLAR SONG / 6. SUR L'OCÉAN COULEUR DE FER

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Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde (Prophecy Productions / 2007) 

1. PRINTEMPS ÉMERAUDE 07:19 [VIEW LYRICS] / 2. SOUVENIRS D'UN AUTRE MONDE 06:08 [VIEW LYRICS] / 3. LES IRIS 07:41 / 4. CIEL ERRANT 07:12 [VIEW LYRICS] ...

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Le Secret (Drakkar / 2005) 

1. LE SECRET / 2. ELéVATION

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Live report

Black Lake festival V - 10 Aprile 2011 (Carlito's Way - Retorbido, Pavia)

(16 aprile 2011) A dirla tutta mi aspettavo tutt'altro dalla quinta edizione del Black Lake festival . Mi aspettavo tanta buona musica, un viaggio lungo ma emozionante, una sorta di rilassamento e di...
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