• Alcest – Les Voyages De L’Âme Vinyl LP | Black

    Alcest ‎– Les Voyages De L’âme
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 122LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
    Country: Germany
    Released: 05 Oct 2018
    Style: Shoegaze, Black Metal

    The quintessence of Alcest

    «Les voyages de l’âme» («The Journeys of the Soul») is Alcest’s third album and contains the quintessence of the group’s creative work to date. While «Le secret,» the debut EP from 2005, was the key to the world of Alcest, «Les voyages …» unites everything that characterises Alcest in terms of concept and music. While an epic composition such as «Là où naissent les couleurs nouvelles» would have found its place also on «Écailles de lune,» «Beings of Light» with its blazing character reminds of the ground-breaking «Le secret.» On the other hand, «Autre temps» – the album’s first single to which there is also an impressive and visually stunning video clip – is a prime example for the melodic and catchy side of Alcest that initially came to the fore on the band’s debut album «Souvenirs d’un autre monde.» Something that is common to all of the songs, however, is the predominant feeling of euphoria and bliss, always subtly overshadowed by melancholia and yearning.

    Gatefold vinyl with original cover by Fursy Teyssier, incl. poster; limited to 500 copies.

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  • Death Bells ‎– Standing At The Edge Of The World (Vinyl, LP)

    Death Bells ‎– Standing At The Edge Of The World (Vinyl, LP)

    Label: Avant! ‎– AV!055
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: Italy
    Released: 30 Apr 2018
    Style: Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Indie Rock

    After three years of gestation, a self-titled EP, and an international tour, Death Bells have finally put forward their first full length offering. Vacillating between searing post-punk and morose pop, the music does away with theatrics, toying only at the fray of contemplative songwriting.

    The band have come into their own over the last year, with the nostalgia so embedded in the music now washed over with the sheen of modern day production.

    Lyrically, the album deals with the topics of human strength and self-preservation. The words voyeuristically interpolate hardship of all kinds with positivity. There are songs about loss, addiction, stagnation and giving up.

    The term DIY is thrown around a lot in 2017, but Death Bells is a completely self-sufficient union. ‘Standing At The Edge Of The World’ is a loud statement from a Sydney band with nothing to lose.

    Track Listing:
    01. Days
    02. Alone, into an Empty Clearing
    03. Roman Candles
    04. Only You
    05. Something Above
    06. Beneath the Flesh
    07. Nothing Changes
    08. Coming Down
    09. Bury Your Light
    10. Coming Down

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