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    Posted: January 05 2012 at 14:54
Alcest's new album is officially out tomorrow.

My copy arrived today and it's been on constant rotation ever since this morning. From what I've heard so far, there are very few black metal vocals, it's much more shoe-gaze orientated, and it's also rather outstanding...

It feels like everything this man has been working towards has come together in one album, but this is just an initial opinion, so I won't elaborate just yet. My opinion could easily change.

The album is available for free streaming here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7BF53AFB2555C55E

What do you people think?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 15:03
I think I'll have to get this.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JS19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 15:13
Official release dates:

Germany/Austria: 6th January
Europe: 9th January
North America: 31st January
Everywhere Else: 9th January

That's a little harsh on the Americans isn't it?
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Not going to listen to the youtube until I can buy it, but DO WANT
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^ Listened the promo video, but won't post it here in order to avoid spoiling the exitement Smile
Very good in my opinion, and got the black vinyl LP edition preordered

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Phenomenal. Even better than the previous one (after listening to it constantly for two days).
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I really liked "Ecaille des Lune", still have to get the first one. O hope to get this one too.
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Late convert that I am, I'll be getting this one as soon as it's available. I don't care whether it's black/white/blue metal for I am not sufficiently familiar with the Forms, but if it sounds at all like the last one, as they say in poker, I'm All In.

So listened to a couple of the youtube pieces. Where's the carnival barkers?, for I am a sucker for this stuff. I'll single up into that online line as soon as it shows up. Sounds just remarkable. 


Edited by jammun - January 05 2012 at 20:04
Can you tell me where we're headin'?
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 21:33
Originally posted by JS19

Official release dates:

Germany/Austria: 6th January
Europe: 9th January
North America: 31st January
Everywhere Else: 9th January

That's a little harsh on the Americans isn't it?
 
Oy...thats not cool man.
 
Alas, I'll get it at some point.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 21:52
New Alcest!? Oh man had no idea.
Their last album was pretty brilliant, gunna give it a try right now.

eh, we always get our albums last....damn Euros! LOL


Edited by JJLehto - January 05 2012 at 21:54
"It's fine, luckily we're all English so no one will ask any questions. Thank you centuries of emotional repression."
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MoodyRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 22:39
I might have to get this album... I recently bought Ecailles, and it rocks my socks.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Conor Fynes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 22:43
I'm really liking the album as a whole, but my one gripe with the album is a major one; there is virtually no change from what they have done before. It's very predictable if you have heard Ecailles or even Souvenirs. There are riffs here that sound plucked straight from the earlier two albums. Perhaps I'm being overcritical, but it's a bit irking that Neige isn't taking the band anywhere new.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jammun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 23:18
I'll get it, it rocks. But they need some decent production, else they gonna wind up working' in a gas station.

Edited by jammun - January 05 2012 at 23:19
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Lincoln County Road or Armageddon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 23:34
Originally posted by jammun

I'll get it, it rocks. But they need some decent production, else they gonna wind up working' in a gas station.


Wha? That is the intent.

Naw that's legit Conor. A good album will always be good, but I know if there's no stylistic change it usually can't get above a 4 star for me at max..it's just not quite as interesting.

Liking what I hear though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Conor Fynes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2012 at 02:18
Originally posted by jammun

I'll get it, it rocks. But they need some decent production, else they gonna wind up working' in a gas station.
What's wrong with the production... Dead

Brian, the only way I could have fully recommended Les Voyages is if it was better than Ecailles; that would be the only way it- or any 'sequel album' - could redeem their sequel-ness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2012 at 06:09
totally new band for me. Spotify has their new album, so my journey to Alcest world just started ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Meddle71 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2012 at 00:48
I've had this preordered since the EU release date, but from Canadian Amazon, so I won't get it till a bit into February. I don't mind the wait though, it's shipping with Leprous's Bilateral and Anathema's We're Here Because We're Here, both of which I've been meaning to get for a while.
 
Honestly, I wouldn't totally mind if I found the new album to be the same as Ecailles, whenever I listen to that album I always think that it would be nice if there was more! Absolutely love the atmosphere.
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon
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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2012 at 11:10
I listened to it on youtube not  long ago and I though it was really good. I enjoy the enhanced dreaminess when compared to the previous album.
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