Alcest - Écailles De Lune



8.6 | 543 votes |
Release date: 29 March 2010
Style: Black metal, Shoegaze

Owners:

553 have it
46 want it


01. Écailles De Lune - Part 1
02. Écailles De Lune - Part 2
03. Percées De Lumière
04. Abysses
05. Solar Song
06. Sur L'océan Couleur De Fer

The Best Post-Metal/Avantgarde Metal Album Of 2010
Top 20 albums of 2010: 10

Line-up
Stéphane "Neige" Paut - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Jean "Winterhalter" Deflandre - drums

Additional info
All music composed by Neige except "Abysses", composed/performed by Fursy Teyssier.
All lyrics written by Neige except "Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer", written by Paul-Jean Toulet.
Recorded by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E, mixed/mastered by Neb Xort at Drudenhaus Studio during summer 2009 except "Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer", recorded by Neige.
Cover art by Fursy Teyssier (www.lesdiscrets.com).
Layout by Metastazis.com
Produced by MK for Prophecy Productions.

Staff review by
Lucas
Rating:
8.7
Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde was something quite new. Its combination of Black metal and Shoegaze, occasionally referred to as 'metalgaze', revealed that even metalheads occasionally dig warm, subtle music conceptually revolving around a wonderland or fairyland, where the bunnies hop through gently sloped meadows and spring is everlasting and more wonderfully jolly things. Who knows, maybe we're not as inevitably hell-bound as we think we are.

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published 29.03.2010 | Comments (51)

Guest review by
4look4rd
Rating:
8.9
Imagine yourself lying on the bare ground of a desolated beach, gazing at the majesty of the full moon. Now close your eyes and focus on the sound of the nearby forest and sea. Wait for the high tide to wrap your body in a blanket of warmth and blissfulness. Listen to the call of the spirits of the night; follow them into the deep sea. Finally allow the hypnotic waters to consume your mortal life and embrace the splendor of Fairyland. This is the basic essence of Écailles de Lune.

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published 30.10.2010 | Comments (5)

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26.09.2012 - 04:13
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious

Posts: 7383
From: Bahamas

This album soothes me
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26.09.2012 - 04:53
BlueMobius
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The D.J. was supposed to play "Solar Song" during my wedding reception but never did.
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26.09.2012 - 19:00
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More

Posts: 4721
From: Hong Kong

Written by Guest on 26.09.2012 at 04:53

The D.J. was supposed to play "Solar Song" during my wedding reception but never did.
congrats on getting married though
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loves 小巫
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20.11.2012 - 03:27
Rating: 9
Góral
Combo Breaker

Posts: 482
From: Poland

Written by lordz on 07.04.2010 at 02:04

Not bad...!

9 at least please !
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20.11.2012 - 14:00
Rating: 9
Nivrame

Posts: 16
From: Poland

If there is a music which makes me able to get rid off all the stress, fear and anxiety, this is Alcest. This album just put pure serenity into my mind.
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20.11.2012 - 16:14
Paz
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Posts: 2875
From: Poland

Written by Nivrame on 20.11.2012 at 14:00

This album just put pure serenity into my mind.

So check "Le secret" EP (necessarily orginal version), far better imo.
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05.11.2013 - 18:54
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict

Posts: 882
From: Russia

Charming album. "Percées de lumière" is my favourite Alcest song ever.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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24.11.2013 - 23:04
Rating: 8
Michaelgpc

Posts: 19
From: Ireland
Fabulous fantastic ethereal eclectic atmospheric album. Buy.
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30.11.2013 - 22:29
NorthernDickhead

Posts: 220
From: Finland

Written by InnerSelf on 15.07.2010 at 22:27

Another great BM release this year

Do you really think that this is Black Metal?
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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01.12.2013 - 16:19
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

Posts: 16468
From: Sweden

Written by NorthernDickhead on 30.11.2013 at 22:29

Written by InnerSelf on 15.07.2010 at 22:27

Another great BM release this year

Do you really think that this is Black Metal?


Wouldn't call it black metal in the regular kind of way. But I'd say there's around 40-50% of black metal in this album.
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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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01.12.2013 - 18:31
NorthernDickhead

Posts: 220
From: Finland

Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.12.2013 at 16:19

Written by NorthernDickhead on 30.11.2013 at 22:29

Written by InnerSelf on 15.07.2010 at 22:27

Another great BM release this year

Do you really think that this is Black Metal?


Wouldn't call it black metal in the regular kind of way. But I'd say there's around 40-50% of black metal in this album.

Mmm,yea there is little bit "Black" hier. But not enough for Black Metal title. Still,it doesn't matter,it's just Metal (and great album).
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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01.12.2013 - 19:25
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
proofread free

Posts: 2400
From: Syria

What Rod said
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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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27.08.2014 - 15:15
Rating: 8
telephonebear

Posts: 123
From: UK

The addition of distorted vocals was a good decision. for that i think this i greater than souvenirs
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02.02.2015 - 00:18
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4419
From: USA

I pulled up "Écailles De Lune - Part 2" on youtube for shits and giggles earlier today - hadn't listened to it in a couple years - OMFG what a track. I would argue it's the best piece of music Neige has ever done. I was literally crying...not sobbing...just turning a bit emotional.
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02.02.2015 - 01:25
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
proofread free

Posts: 2400
From: Syria

Written by tea[m]ster on 02.02.2015 at 00:18

I pulled up "Écailles De Lune - Part 2" on youtube for shits and giggles earlier today - hadn't listened to it in a couple years - OMFG what a track. I would argue it's the best piece of music Neige has ever done. I was literally crying...not sobbing...just turning a bit emotional.

It does that to you ...
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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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03.03.2015 - 23:33
Rating: 9
Fallen Ghost
Metal & Beer

Posts: 573
From: Norway

Best album this band have put out, what an excellent piece of music!
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Haters gonna hate, and ainters gonna aint
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21.04.2015 - 00:44
Rating: 9
koob

Posts: 231
From: France
Written by tea[m]ster on 02.02.2015 at 00:18

I pulled up "Écailles De Lune - Part 2" on youtube for shits and giggles earlier today - hadn't listened to it in a couple years - OMFG what a track. I would argue it's the best piece of music Neige has ever done. I was literally crying...not sobbing...just turning a bit emotional.


Just listened to it after maybe a year or so... so strong.
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