Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde

If you liked Amesoeurs, which you better have, you'll love this.

Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde

I posted Amesoeurs a little while ago, so it only made sense to post some Alcest. This album frankly is just very beautiful music. Neige really outdid himself with the compositions. I tell you before this man the French had crap going for them. Oh sure they had the LLN but it had all been heard before. What Neige has brought to the French scene is life! Enough about that though...

This album is NOT black metal. Some may make this mistake but that is just the shoegaze you are hearing. Really this is a cross between several genres; shoegaze, post-rock, and post-punk. As said before the music here is beautiful. The story goes that when Neige was a child he would often dream of a so called "fairy land" and this world is what he seeks to bring to us through Alcest. This album is full of beautiful melodies and calm, gentle vocals.


Printemps Emeraude (7:19)
Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde (6:08)
Les Iris (7:41)
Ciel Errant (7:12)
Sur L'Autre Rive Je T'Attendrai (6:50)
Tir Nan Og (6:10)

Highest recomendation, again if you don't like this you seriously have issues. I'm afraid no level of counseling can save your musical taste.


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