So far, we knew that Alcest's new album would be called Shelter, some guests that will be participating on the album, but not much more. Today is the day to find out more about the band's fourth album to date. Firstly, the album will be released on January 17th (January 21st in North America) on Prophecy Productions. The album cover and tracklist are also available below. As for the music, you will have to wait a little bit more for that.
The album which features guest appearances from Slowdive's Neil Halstead (lead vocals on the song "Away"), Sweden's Promise And The Monster's Billie Lindahl and Amiina's strings sections was recorded at Sundlaugin Studio, Iceland, with Sigur Rós producer Birgir Jón Birgisson.
The record is "about the concept of shelter as a safe place that allows everybody to escape reality for an instant, to reunite with what we really are, deep down. Neige's own shelter turned out to be the sea, as well as the tracks of this album, all inspired by and dedicated to it."
03. La Nuit Marche Avec Moi
04. Voix Sereines
05. L'Eveil Des Muses
Bonus CD/ Bonus 7" of the deluxe editions:
01. Into The Waves
Furthermore, the group will also release a 7" vinyl single called "Opale" which offers a first glimpse into the upcoming album. There are 500 copies in black vinyl and 500 copies in white vinyl and the B-side of both editions is emblazoned with an etching. The release is set for December 13th, 2013. Pre-order here.