Alcest - Shelter


7.5 | 311 votes |
Release date: 17 January 2014
Style: Shoegaze

Owners:

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34 want it


Disc I
01. Wings
02. Opale
03. La Nuit Marche Avec Moi
04. Voix Sereines
05. L'Eveil Des Muses
06. Shelter
07. Away [feat. Neil Halstead]
08. Délivrance

Disc II [deluxe edition, box & hardcover book bonus]
01. Into The Waves [feat. Billie Lindahl]

Disc III [Complete Shelter -box bonus DVD]
+ Opale [video]

The Best Metalgaze Album Of 2014

Line-up
Winterhalter - drums
Neige - all instruments, vocals

Guest musicians
Neil Halstead - vocals
Billie Lindahl - vocals
Hildur Ársælsdóttir - violin
María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir - violin
Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir - viola
Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir - cello

Additional info
Recorded and mixed by Birgir Jón Birgisson and Alcest at Sundlaugin Studios.
Assisted by Elisabeth Carlsson and Antoine Nouel.
Mastered by Joe Laporta at Sterling Sound.

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15.07.2014 - 01:55
Rating: 8
Sword_Chant
Beautiful album, not very metal admittedly, a simple album but perfect just for what it is...
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09.11.2014 - 08:12
Rating: 6
Rsrdaman
Well, it's ok... Not liking the fact that they sold out with this release. Going from crafting a beautiful dichotomy of Black Metal and Shoegaze to just decent post rock music is a bit disappointing.
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11.11.2014 - 04:32
Rating: 6
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Catching up on 2014 releases, gave this a spin. not likely to get many more. just found it boring.
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12.03.2015 - 22:13
Rating: 8
Angry Chair
Changed my mind on this, i initially found it quite bland and dissapointing but after a fair few spins its really grown on me, great album.
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"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Denis Diderot
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02.07.2015 - 00:49
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
I saw these guys supporting Opeth last November, they encored with "Delivrance", which is an absolutely beautiful track-both on record and in a live setting. My dad ended up applauding the bassist and commenting how fluent the music sounded.

I've since given this album a few listens in full. Honestly, I've concluded that it seems to be a more seamless record than 'Les Voyages de L'Ame, just not by much. I guess my personal highlight is "Delivrance", though "Opale" is a great track too.
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22.07.2015 - 21:16
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Shelter and Délivrance should have been the only tracks here.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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20.07.2020 - 20:27
Rating: 9
JayMo4
This is secretly one of the best Alcest albums, but I don't think it's going to get the love it deserves here on account of it being their most mellow. There are some absolutely beautiful moments on this record.
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13.09.2020 - 21:46
Rating: 7
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Seems to be on par with their post-Écailles material but for some reason the rating drops by comparison universally. I guess people find it too mellow and dreamy without as much content to engage with, but the songwriting isn't drastically worse by any means. It's just slightly less animated.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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13.09.2020 - 22:01
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.09.2020 at 21:46

Seems to be on par with their post-Écailles material but for some reason the rating drops by comparison universally. I guess people find it too mellow and dreamy without as much content to engage with, but the songwriting isn't drastically worse by any means. It's just slightly less animated.

I haven't heard their latest yet but to me Kodama was a comeback album after two "okay" releases. Maybe cuz I heard more agression in the songwriting, specially on the drums.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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13.09.2020 - 22:07
Rating: 7
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 13.09.2020 at 22:01
I haven't heard their latest yet but to me Kodama was a comeback album after two "okay" releases. Maybe cuz I heard more agression in the songwriting, specially on the drums.

That's the only significant difference I can discern, just a slight edge towards a more straightforward approach with regards to pacing and atmosphere. But it's not like some grand departure between albums -- just a minor stylistic reconfiguration to set a different tone. Kodama still crawls and lulls compared to their back catalog.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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