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Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde



8.6 | 568 votes |
Release date: 3 August 2007
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Shoegaze

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01. Printemps Emeraude
02. Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
03. Les Iris
04. Ciel Errant
05. Sur L'autre Rive Je T'attendrai
06. Tir Nan Og

The best debut album of 2007

Additional info
Label: Prophecy Productions
France: 2007
Length: 41:24

Lineup on the CD:
Vocals & All The Instruments: Neige

Guest musician:
Vocals on "Sur L'Autre Rive Je T'Attendrai": Audrey Sylvain

Staff review by
Jeff
Rating:
8.5
Alcest has never released any real full length album but the French band is already cult. After a split and a demo, Neige (the main man of the combo andů only musician) found a deal with the famous German label Prophecy to release his first album, "Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde". The album will be out in August and you can be sure of one thing, we will remember it!

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published 24.07.2007 | Comments (100)

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26.02.2011 - 00:53
Daydream Nation
Account deleted
Don't let the ratings be an indication for you. Alcest improved DRASTICALLY on their second album, which experienced metal fans should listen to first (in my opinion).
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26.03.2011 - 19:53
Rating: 9
Averus

I don't really think of this as a metal album, but it's very beautiful nonetheless.
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02.01.2012 - 05:45
Rating: 10
meadow

Where has this band been all my life? truly majestic!
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17.08.2012 - 01:52
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid

The production here is very different to Alcest's other albums, yet it still retains that beautiful atmosphere and manages to support the hypnotic, flowery songs running throughout. A very good debut that never seems to go on for too long.
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17.08.2012 - 14:02
Rating: 9
Masonics

My fav album from Alcest thus far. Title track is quite beautiful. Tir Nan og really does sound like a enya complication.
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26.09.2012 - 05:08
ThunderAxe1989
Account deleted
The guitar sound appears heavier than the future releases.....But still so relaxing, so soothing. I love Alcest. Gorgeous sound as always
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17.12.2012 - 20:24
Rating: 8
Oaken
Hipster
I prefer this to Neige's following efforts. It isn't exactly metal, I know, but it is surely soothing, beautiful and relaxing. "Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde" and "Ciel Errant" are both fantastic songs.
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04.03.2013 - 21:07
Rating: 9
Erik M.

The first album I've heard by Alcest and was immediately impressed. Truly wonderful album.
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04.03.2013 - 21:18
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Erik M. on 04.03.2013 at 21:07
The first album I've heard by Alcest and was immediately impressed. Truly wonderful album.

Shame that he couldn't keep it up for too long. The latest one is good imo but just a shadow of what he did before. But still... Check out Le Secret and Écailles De Lune. Those are at least as good as this one imo.
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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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04.03.2013 - 21:29
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Written by X-Ray Rod on 04.03.2013 at 21:18

Written by Erik M. on 04.03.2013 at 21:07
The first album I've heard by Alcest and was immediately impressed. Truly wonderful album.

Shame that he couldn't keep it up for too long. The latest one is good imo but just a shadow of what he did before. But still... Check out Le Secret and Écailles De Lune. Those are at least as good as this one imo.


Yeah, I've read that his latest album isn't as great as the first two, sadly. I'll be sure to check out the 2nd album and EP though!
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05.03.2013 - 03:52
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Erik M. on 04.03.2013 at 21:29

Yeah, I've read that his latest album isn't as great as the first two, sadly. I'll be sure to check out the 2nd album and EP though!


And his side project Amesoeurs . If you are into alternative music, that is.
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19.12.2013 - 23:36
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Whenever I see this album cover, I never see her chin-line and it looks like all the visible skin is part of a really fat chin....
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19.01.2014 - 00:31
Alondate

His best album imo. How can someone doesnt like a song like souvenirs dun autre monde?
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19.01.2014 - 11:03
Rating: 9
Masonics

Written by Alondate on 19.01.2014 at 00:31

His best album imo. How can someone doesnt like a song like souvenirs dun autre monde?



Haha thats a question we should all put to neige. In fact Im hesitant to get shelter going by the general comments about it.. Might wait a bit.
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23.01.2014 - 11:51
Zap

Written by LeKiwi on 19.12.2013 at 23:36

Whenever I see this album cover, I never see her chin-line and it looks like all the visible skin is part of a really fat chin....

Haha, never saw it like that
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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24.01.2014 - 03:37
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
So relaxing.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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11.09.2014 - 11:21
Rating: 6
Dr. Strawberry

A very average Post Metal album. Btw are you sure there's anything Black ?
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11.09.2014 - 23:49
Rating: 9
Fallen Ghost
Craft Beer Geek
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 11.09.2014 at 11:21

A very average Post Metal album. Btw are you sure there's anything Black ?


There's not much of the black influences in this album, try out Ecailles Des Lune, where the black elements are present.
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12.09.2014 - 03:15
Rating: 7
Diverge

Alcest is great, but I prefer Cult of Luna and Neurosis.
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12.09.2014 - 09:31
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
I totally slept through the day Alcest was meant to be Post metal.
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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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12.09.2014 - 22:47
Rating: 7
Diverge

Written by X-Ray Rod on 12.09.2014 at 09:31

I totally slept through the day Alcest was meant to be Post metal.

I really felt like this album sounded like Mastodon towards the end, actually.
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13.09.2014 - 22:55
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Diverge on 12.09.2014 at 22:47

Written by X-Ray Rod on 12.09.2014 at 09:31

I totally slept through the day Alcest was meant to be Post metal.

I really felt like this album sounded like Mastodon towards the end, actually.


What... Why... Did you just..? Just stop, please.
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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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13.09.2014 - 23:14
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by X-Ray Rod on 13.09.2014 at 22:55

What... Why... Did you just..? Just stop, please.

It was a reference to that post in the Mastodon album thread about the last minutes of a song that were supposed to sound like Alcest. A joke, that you just missed .
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13.09.2014 - 23:17
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Ilham on 13.09.2014 at 23:14

Written by X-Ray Rod on 13.09.2014 at 22:55

What... Why... Did you just..? Just stop, please.

It was a reference to that post in the Mastodon album thread about the last minutes of a song that were supposed to sound like Alcest. A joke, that you just missed .


I get a free pass because I'm not around often enough to catch all the jokes. xP
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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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14.09.2014 - 00:23
Rating: 7
Diverge

Written by X-Ray Rod on 13.09.2014 at 23:17

Written by Ilham on 13.09.2014 at 23:14

Written by X-Ray Rod on 13.09.2014 at 22:55

What... Why... Did you just..? Just stop, please.

It was a reference to that post in the Mastodon album thread about the last minutes of a song that were supposed to sound like Alcest. A joke, that you just missed .


I get a free pass because I'm not around often enough to catch all the jokes. xP

Sure.
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24.09.2014 - 10:12
Rating: 6
Dr. Strawberry

Written by Ilham on 13.09.2014 at 23:14

Written by X-Ray Rod on 13.09.2014 at 22:55

What... Why... Did you just..? Just stop, please.

It was a reference to that post in the Mastodon album thread about the last minutes of a song that were supposed to sound like Alcest. A joke, that you just missed .

It seems like you're a humorous and intellegent woman, you understood all the jokes posted on this website that were actually not really funny. Good for you.
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24.09.2014 - 11:34
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 24.09.2014 at 10:12
It seems like you're a humorous and intellegent woman, you understood all the jokes posted on this website that were actually not really funny. Good for you.

Exactly. I am omniscient. And immune to cheap sarcasm and gratuitous shots coming from less funny and intelligent people.

Now don't quote me back here, this is off-topic. You can be as unpleasant as you want in the pub.
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09.09.2015 - 18:06
Rating: 4
me<3mertl

This is exactly the kind of music I love the most,and everyone is talking about Alcest and how it's the greatest blackgaze band ever. After giving it a listen,I can say, I'm really not THAT impressed. It's not bad either,but honestly it doesn't even come close to stuff like Agalloch or Wolves In The Throne Room...
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17.11.2016 - 01:01
Rating: 7
Metren
Chameleon
Written by me<3mertl on 09.09.2015 at 18:06

This is exactly the kind of music I love the most,and everyone is talking about Alcest and how it's the greatest blackgaze band ever. After giving it a listen,I can say, I'm really not THAT impressed. It's not bad either,but honestly it doesn't even come close to stuff like Agalloch or Wolves In The Throne Room...


Indeed. This particualr album is too saccharine and sweet for my tastes. All happiness and niceness and what have you and the chord-progressions just seem so uninpsired and basic. I prefer my music with a more obvious touch of melancholy and less obvious chord progressions. Try the follow-up to this album, though ;-). It's not the best thing ever, but it is better.
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I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".
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04.08.2017 - 11:09
Pa┼║
ex-News Man
Happy 10th anniversary!
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