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Alcest - Premiere New Video And Song


Alcest fans, your Friday just got better. Are you ready for a taste of the new album Shelter? In that case, here is the first single "Opale" with a video made by Toshadeva Palan available for your viewing pleasure at this location. A new song and a new video in the same day. Why complain really?

The 7" vinyl single "Opale" 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.

As for the album, it is coming on January 17th (January 21st in North America) on Prophecy Productions. Find more details about it over here.



Single Artwork


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Alcest
 
Posted: 29.11.2013 by BloodTears


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29.11.2013 - 22:39
oshgar
Nice song, but sounds a lot like Sigur Ros. No metal in this at all.
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29.11.2013 - 22:44
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by oshgar on 29.11.2013 at 22:39
...but sounds a lot like Sigur Ros.

Since when is that a bad thing?
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29.11.2013 - 23:35
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Sigur Rós is way better than this though. I find this okayish. I'm still going to check out the whole thing though.
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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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29.11.2013 - 23:36
Paulius
I'm an Alcest fan and my friday didn't get any better
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30.11.2013 - 00:05
oshgar
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.11.2013 at 22:44

Written by oshgar on 29.11.2013 at 22:39
...but sounds a lot like Sigur Ros.

Since when is that a bad thing?

I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I just think Alcest is starting to lose some of its uniqueness. I like my Alcest to have a subtle metal influence at least.
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30.11.2013 - 00:36
Diverge
I can't say I'm surprised with the single at all, really; enjoyable, although I think even some fans of Voyage might not enjoy it. If you don't like Alcest's most recent material, then I don't think you should really bother giving this one a go.
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30.11.2013 - 01:33
Reaper_Redeamer

oh no dont tell he will continue like that!
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30.11.2013 - 04:55
Moose
Well that was disappointing.
I preferred his music when it wasn't so... happy. Repeating the same thing over and over for the last minute and a half didn't help either.
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30.11.2013 - 06:56
Evil Chip
That was so dull and uninspired.
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30.11.2013 - 09:30
Stoned Crow
I had to make sure I was on Metal Storm there for a moment: it is not horrible, but you know....
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I'm very serious about not being serious.
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30.11.2013 - 15:18
phanto
Sounds like they've finally gone full pop.
I don't think it's bad but it doesn't have much of what made the earlier stuff great.
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30.11.2013 - 17:39
Mad Arab666
I'm not sure if I like it or not.
It feels like it lacks a little atmosphere.
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One does not simply rock into Blashyrkh
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30.11.2013 - 18:22
Vombatus
Potorro
What is this I don't even
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30.11.2013 - 18:52
Góral
Combo Breaker
At the moment, "Opale" is completely not in my taste. I feel even a slight irritability. It's possible that this is my today's gloomy mood, or completely inadequate landscape behind the window - a cold, bleak, to the pouring rain. I will come back to this in a more sunny days..
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30.11.2013 - 19:26
InnerSelf
proofread free
I really really like it! Completely abandoning the metal sound might be better than repeating himself again.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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30.11.2013 - 20:04
Uldreth
ITT: Metalstorm population discovers what actual shoegaze is, for the first time.
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01.12.2013 - 00:57
togo95
Written by InnerSelf on 30.11.2013 at 19:26

I really really like it! Completely abandoning the metal sound might be better than repeating himself again.


Agreed, I like it more than songs on the last album. And the video is quite nice too.
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01.12.2013 - 13:26
metaalbewerker
Alternative 80's sound... But I Like it
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01.12.2013 - 16:34
phanto
Written by Uldreth on 30.11.2013 at 20:04

ITT: Metalstorm population discovers what actual shoegaze is, for the first time.

ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion
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01.12.2013 - 17:21
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 16:34
ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion

Didn't you do the same thing in this thread?
Written by phanto on 30.11.2013 at 15:18
Sounds like they've finally gone full pop.

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01.12.2013 - 17:37
phanto
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.12.2013 at 17:21

Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 16:34
ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion

Didn't you do the same thing in this thread?
Written by phanto on 30.11.2013 at 15:18
Sounds like they've finally gone full pop.



that pot is clearly metallic/silvery
(you're right of course. I'd argue I meant pop as in mainstream/accessibility but I'd rather hang my shoulders in defeat)
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01.12.2013 - 19:36
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 17:37
(you're right of course. I'd argue I meant pop as in mainstream/accessibility but I'd rather hang my shoulders in defeat)

Well you got me on the color of the pot, so technically we both lost at our own argument.
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01.12.2013 - 21:33
Uldreth
Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 16:34

Written by Uldreth on 30.11.2013 at 20:04

ITT: Metalstorm population discovers what actual shoegaze is, for the first time.

ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion

<ok>

I would kindly like to inform you this is not exactly an "irrelevant genre discussion" rather the fact that people are surprised about how this sounds even though Neige has been saying for ages that this will be a pure shoegaze album, and guess what, THIS is exactly how "pure shoegaze" sounds like.

And fyi, this isn't pop. Shoegaze is not exactly a genre with a large mainstream appeal, despite its accessiblity (though it was kinda mainstream-ish in the late 80s).
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02.12.2013 - 00:01
God Alone
I simply think that, if I want to listen to Slowdive or Sigur, then I'll just listen to them. Not Alcest.
The song is barely okay but generic and trite, and honestly I'm getting tired of those "aaahh, eeehh, aaahh, overwhelming BEAUUUTYYY". The video is a big meh just like the previous ones.
So uhm, I don't expect anything good from Shelter.
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02.12.2013 - 01:08
Dentura
Shadow King
Pretty decent, but not as good as the last single
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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02.12.2013 - 13:07
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
Some of the weakest I've heard from them so far.. But hell, I'm still going to check out the album when it comes out, just hope that the album is better overall than this particular song!
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04.12.2013 - 02:11
DreadfulYgg
Written by Uldreth on 01.12.2013 at 21:33

Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 16:34

Written by Uldreth on 30.11.2013 at 20:04

ITT: Metalstorm population discovers what actual shoegaze is, for the first time.

ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion

<ok>

I would kindly like to inform you this is not exactly an "irrelevant genre discussion" rather the fact that people are surprised about how this sounds even though Neige has been saying for ages that this will be a pure shoegaze album, and guess what, THIS is exactly how "pure shoegaze" sounds like.

And fyi, this isn't pop. Shoegaze is not exactly a genre with a large mainstream appeal, despite its accessiblity (though it was kinda mainstream-ish in the late 80s).


Agreed. I'm not surprised by the move away from metal. I think Neige has taken the metal/shoegaze approach as far as he can. Any further will probably put Alcest at risk for self-parody, which is the last thing I want to happen to one of my favorite bands.

As for the song, I like it. It's not the best thing I've ever heard, but it's good. I will reserve final judgment when I have an entire album to digest.
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06.12.2013 - 23:29
Ancient Dreams
First time I heard it, I thought it was crap. Then I listened again and I really liked it. When you get over how un-Alcest it is, I think it's really good.
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04.01.2014 - 15:54
HaralambossHorn
Written by Ancient Dreams on 06.12.2013 at 23:29

First time I heard it, I thought it was crap. Then I listened again and I really liked it. When you get over how un-Alcest it is, I think it's really good.


First time I heard it, I thought it was crap. Then I listened again and I thought I was right
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