New Alcest Album

2013-11-16 by oneeyedfanatic | 26 Comments
Alcest have announced that their latest album, Shelter, will be released on 17th January 2014 in Europe and 21st January 2014 in the USA.

The press release states:

"Shelter is the fourth album by contemporary shoegazers Alcest, the destination of a long creative musical journey into vast new territories. More than ever the French outfit, consisting of mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Neige and drummer Winterhalter, embraces the dreamy guitar textures of shoegaze and blends it with the sweetness of british band Cocteau Twins- dream pop pioneers of the mid to late 80's era, epic, soundtrack-like melodies and progressive song structures.

The album which features guest appearances from Slowdive's Neil Halstead (lead vocals on the song 'Away'), Sweden's Promise And The Monster’s Billie Lindahl and Amiina's strings sections was recorded at Sundlaugin Studio, Iceland, with Sigur Rós producer Birgir Jón Birgisson who masterfully gave
Shelter its light and ethereal sound. Conceptually, the title of the album Shelter says it all. The record is about the concept of shelter as a safe place that allows everybody to escape reality for an instant, to reunite with what we really are, deep down. Neige's own shelter turned out to be the sea, as well as the tracks of this album, all inspired by and dedicated to it".

Album cover and pre-order information are available at:
http://en.prophecy.de/shop/alcest-shelter.html

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Wings
2. Opale
3. La Nuit Marche Avec Moi
4. Voix Sereines
5. L'Eveil Des Muses
6. Shelter
7. Away
8. Délivrance

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linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2013
1961 Comments


Good news. I enjoyed Alcest's last album quite a lot.

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TheBarber
November 16th 2013
2658 Comments


Only listened to Souvenirs and was rather unimpressed but hey let's give this a shot

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Amphoteric
November 16th 2013
2014 Comments


Sweet, so now that's new Alcest and Drudkh/Winterfylleth split on my bday

InFiction
November 16th 2013
3734 Comments


All Alcest records are awesome, hopefully this will be too.

Butkuiss
November 16th 2013
4286 Comments


I kinda wish they'd do something as heavy as Ecailles De Lune pt.II again.

Vakarian12
November 16th 2013
3975 Comments


hope this sounds more like Souvenirs

Apollo
November 16th 2013
10379 Comments


Neige said that Les voyages de l'ame was going to be the last album to have the 'black metal' element to it. By the description from the press release it sounds like this record is going to be really tame. Either way I'm stoked to hear this.

eternium
November 16th 2013
16352 Comments


Should be interesting.

CrimsonLies
November 16th 2013
2111 Comments


Sweet, didn't know about this.

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TheSlenderMan
November 17th 2013
606 Comments


AOTY

zaruyache
November 17th 2013
8092 Comments


album art is better that dog-man-by-the-beach picture they released a while ago.

Keyblade
November 17th 2013
15869 Comments


Oh man, gonna gaze hard. Halstead guest appearance? Fuck yes

JS19
November 17th 2013
4604 Comments


I have an awful feeling this might suck but I can hope for another 5 like Ecailles

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Tyrannic
November 17th 2013
3262 Comments


Bring back the heavy plz kthx

minty901
November 17th 2013
2123 Comments


everything about this sounds exciting

Amphoteric
November 17th 2013
2014 Comments


I wish they'd make more ambient stuff like Abysses, that track is amazing.

Lucid
November 17th 2013
7025 Comments


I don't care for this band much without the bm elements. last record was a snooze

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2013
6229 Comments


these guys always be droppin january albums

Catatonic
November 17th 2013
150 Comments


sputnik is so far behind on news

Keyblade
November 17th 2013
15869 Comments


Ahh January 2010 was great thanks for reminding me Gnarly

Realm
November 17th 2013
2074 Comments


january 2010 had that heidi montag album and that carnifex album m/ m/ m/

Keyblade
November 17th 2013
15869 Comments


Wordddd

oneeyedfanatic
November 18th 2013
1 Comments


Very curious to see what this sounds like. Hopefully not too much like a Slowdive tribute album.

They've played two new songs live btw : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNcSFDt8GiM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyOmRbVGy0A



Weirman
November 18th 2013
203 Comments


decent band, mildly excited

Decapod
November 18th 2013
1023 Comments


Pre-ordered the white vinyl. Love this band.

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climactic
November 18th 2013
20336 Comments


gonna gaze hard



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