Sunday, April 22, 2012


Many of you have demanded that we feature bands less famous than Porcupine Tree. So, here goes.

This french musical project combines shoegazing, black metal and post-rock influences. ( Shoegaze, for those who do not know what the term is). That's a heavy introduction (phew), so I will come straight to the point.

It is a solo project of Neige. As a child, Neige dreamt about a far off place - Fairy Land, with 'colours, forms and sounds that do not exist here'. These dreams have inspired Alcest's music.

Here is a video of them, performing at Braga. 

The music alternates between good (even for those who hate the genre), black metal and soft guitar work with ethereal vocals. The best part about it? It is emotional and heartfelt, atmospheric and dreamy - music you can get lost in. Summing it up, sheer beauty.

They have released three very good albums -
Souvenirs d'un autre monde (Memories of Another World)
Ecailles de Lune (Scales of the Moon)
Les Voyages de I'Ame (The Journeys of the Soul)

Alcest by chiragchadha9 on Grooveshark
 Definitely, worth a listen.

PS - Thanks to Abhishek Padmanabhan (Paddy) for this one.