tirsdag 1. februar 2011

Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde

Genres: Atmospheric Black Metal, Shoegaze, Post-rock
Alcest Myspace 

1."Printemps Émeraude" - (07:19)

2.Souvenirs d'un autre monde - (06:08)

3.Les Iris - (07:41)

4.Ciel Errant - (07:12)

5.Sur l'autre rive je t'attendrai - (06:50)

6.Tir Nan Og - (6:10)

The French band that first started as a solo project, has now released  3 full length albums, one split album together with Les Discrets, an EP and a demo. Out of all these releases Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde so far stands out as the most impressive work up to date.

The one problem with Alcest is that it is hard to explain exactly what type of music they play. There are some elements of Black Metal in it, but hardly anyone would agree that this would fit their description. At the same time, there are some moments that have more shoegaze and post-rock. Its a bit of an odd combination, but it works, and it works really well.

Instead of making a big wall of text trying to explain what makes Alcest such a great band. Ill just say its often better to just take a listen. For a good place to start, Ciel Errant and Printemps emeraude are some songs easy to get into. (Last one can be listened to at Myspace)

5 kommentarer:

  1. I love experimental bands like this.

  2. Good stuff, thanks for the link.
    I'll have to see what else you put on here.

  3. I honestly dont know exactly what post metal is, and what it characterizes. I might have actually listened to it, but I don't know of any examples of it. I honestly dont think there is any genre that actually is called it.

  4. I'm into Shoegaze and Post-Rock.

    I'll have to check their stuff out sometime.