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SOUVENIRS D'UN AUTRE MONDE

Alcest

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.82 | 150 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
4 stars A glorious thematic pathway shimmers admits the tracks of this record, which focuses to the memories of bygone days trough powerful melodic themes, slightly resembling tonal forms familiar from both hymns and lullabies. Relaxed acoustic sequences smoothen the musical intensity, empower the warmheartedness, and reduce the ethereal distance of songs flowing like dreams. Soft vocals swim along thick instrumental layers, which are constructed by synths and electric guitars rolling solemnly, creating a perfect atmosphere for allowing one's mind to wander, and possibly pleasing fans of music with strong symphonic layers. It is pleasant to hear something very coherent appearing from union of controversial ingredients, or at least to me this music sounded quite personal and new. The contrasts have been arranged with smooth transitions, power escalating from detectable turn points, which increased my listening enjoyment and made this music both logical, affecting and pleasant to follow. I think this album has great merits in originality, but I admit I think the following record succeeded even yet greater mastering this achievement as to something awesome.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 4/5 |

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