• Alcest ‎– Souvenirs D’Un Autre Monde

    Alcest ‎– Souvenirs D’Un Autre Monde
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 090LPX, Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO090LPX
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 10th Anniversary Edition
    Country: Germany
    Released: 2017
    Style: Black Metal, Shoegaze

    Released in 2007, Alcest’s debut album, «Souvenirs d’un autre monde», marks the starting point of the band’s extraordinary career.

    With the release of «Souvenirs d’un autre monde», Alcest mastermind Neige forged a luminous new sound that floats on the fringes of metal, yet incorporates emotions of euphoria, bliss and nostalgia. The singer and multi-instrumentalist dedicated the album to his childhood memories of experiences in a spiritual otherworld; personal themes that would become conceptual cornerstones of subsequent Alcest albums.

    «Souvenirs…» became known as one of the fundamental releases of the Blackgaze / Post-Black Metal genre, a record that continually influences countless other bands in its wake, and was selected by Pitchfork as one of its «50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time».

    Anniversary LP edition:
    – 180g vinyl (black)
    – Gatefold cover featuring original LP cover artwork (Not used since the first pressings!)
    – Din A2 poster with original LP cover artwork
    – protection sleeve

    Tracklist:
    1. Printemps Emeraude
    2. Souvenirs D’Un Autre Monde
    3. Les Iris
    4. Ciel Errant
    5. Sur L’Autre Rive Je T’Attendrai
    6. Tir Nan Og 

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  • Lotus Thief – Oresteia

    Lotus Thief – Oresteia (Vinyl Gatefold LP | Red)
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO273LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Red
    Country: Germany
    Released: 2020
    Genre: Rock
    Style: Avantgarde, Black Metal, Doom Metal, Post Rock

    San Francisco avant-gardists Lotus Thief create visionary music that incorporates elements of doom and black metal as well as post rock. Transcendent in sound and substance, the band has released two acclaimed albums («Rervm» in 2014, and their Prophecy debut «Gramarye» in 2016), that draw insight from ancient texts for present-day life. History is preserved and ignited, a sonic re-imagining for a world where the human race learns from its past.

    With their third record «Oresteia,» Lotus Thief pushes their sound further than ever, focussing on both male and female singing, feral screams, melodic versus ferocious guitarwork and soaring violins. The result balances the atmospheric with the devastating.

    In retelling the namesake epic trilogy from ancient Greece by tragedian Aeschylus, mastermind Bezaelith once again addresses distinctly modern topics, as the blood-drenched story of the mythical House of Atreus prompts several questions, ranging from the ethics of killing to gender roles.

    «Oresteia» is an intentional narrative and boasts Lotus Thief’s most sophisticated production so far. A five-headed hydra of distinct personalities and stylistic backgrounds contributes to the record’s depth and diversity like the masked actors in an ancient stage play. It is no wonder that with its strong dynamics and ambient intersections, the tracks mirror an experience not unlike attending a performance in an amphitheater.

    Add to this maybe the heaviest moments ever in Lotus Thief’s oeuvre, their new full-length embodies the ingenuity and intensity of contemporary extreme music.

    Edition:

    • Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, red) incl. padded inner sleeve and protection sleeve (200 copies available)

    Tracklist:

    1. Agamemnon
    2. Banishment
    3. Libation Bearers
    4. Woe
    5. The Furies
    6. Reverence
    7. Sister in Silence
    8. The Kindly Ones

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