|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:
The tracklist is as follows:
3. La Nuit Marche Avec Moi
4. Voix Sereines
5. L'Eveil Des Muses
Band Page: Alcest
Good news. I enjoyed Alcest's last album quite a lot.
Only listened to Souvenirs and was rather unimpressed but hey let's give this a shot
Digging: Hessian - Manegarmr
Sweet, so now that's new Alcest and Drudkh/Winterfylleth split on my bday
All Alcest records are awesome, hopefully this will be too.
I kinda wish they'd do something as heavy as Ecailles De Lune pt.II again.
Digging: The National - High Violet
hope this sounds more like Souvenirs
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.
Should be interesting.
Digging: Thou - Heathen
Sweet, didn't know about this.
Digging: Echoes (UK) - The Pursuit
album art is better that dog-man-by-the-beach picture they released a while ago.
Digging: Paramnesia - Paramnesia
Oh man, gonna gaze hard. Halstead guest appearance? Fuck yes
Digging: Nmesh - Dream Sequins
I have an awful feeling this might suck but I can hope for another 5 like Ecailles
Digging: The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
Bring back the heavy plz kthx
everything about this sounds exciting
I wish they'd make more ambient stuff like Abysses, that track is amazing.
I don't care for this band much without the bm elements. last record was a snooze
Digging: Wild Beasts - Present Tense
these guys always be droppin january albums
sputnik is so far behind on news
Digging: Nocturn (Chile) - Nocturnal Sky
Ahh January 2010 was great thanks for reminding me Gnarly
january 2010 had that heidi montag album and that carnifex album m/ m/ m/
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
decent band, mildly excited
Pre-ordered the white vinyl. Love this band.
Digging: Ben Frost - A U R O R A
gonna gaze hard