How have I only started listening to them recently? <3 I've been a fan of Alcest for quite some time now but never really paid attention to all the related artists you find like Les Discrets or Heretoir. Silly me, missed out on so much, need to catch up. ;D
The new album isn't bad...it's just not the sound I've come to love from them. If it was another band putting this out I'd love it but just not what we're used to from them. Good on them for exploring their sounds a bit though, but hopefully next album they'll try a different direction.
Oh kill me. I listened only 7 songs so far. But I know that I have found very special feeling that I have looking for last few years in any album. Feeling that I've got through few years long ago. One of most beautiful. It's hard to explain but simply this album remembered me how to distill the special feeling from music. Fuck meeee
Quite like the new EP. Yes, he's added triphop elements and there's a somewhat darker cast overall (both of which are great for me personally) but it is still easily recognizable as Les Discrets (thank goodness!). Looking forward to the new album Prédateurs.
"The 4-track EP "Virée Nocturne" is released on the occasion of Prophecy Fest 2016 and heralds Les Discrets' third album "Prédateurs" (due out in early 2017). Four years after the last studio effort, "Ariettes Oubliées", Fursy Teyssier departs from his blend of atmospheric metal and post rock, influenced by such artists as Agalloch, Anathema or early Ulver, and returns with a reinvention of Les Discrets. Drawing inspiration from acts like Portishead, Massive Attack, Lana Del Rey, Pink Floyd or Blonde Redhead, he keeps his musical core with a calmer version of Les Discrets, maintaining the inherent the melancholy and melodics"
V Nothing yet. Although Fursy posted how much he loves Audrey (Audrey H., not Audrey of Amesoeurs), and called her "his wife". I guess they're engaged now or have they been engaged before and I didn't know.
I stumbled over these people on someone's page. Had no idea they existed, and got their works from Bandcamp. This is really, really good music, I love it. Coming back to last.FM already prove to be a very smart move. Awesome!
Most of the time you believe in written genres and more or less bands are indeed tagged correctly, but when I first time was looking for Alcest'y bands with post-black metal, shoegaze influences, when I opened this page and saw "post-punk" and "folk", I closed it without even trying a single song. Couple months later I accidentally heard 'Song for Mountains' and my mind exploded. Please, do not tag bands with wrong genres, people are missing on great music cause of that.
The Live at Roadburn album sounds great and I can't wait for the studio album coming out (hopefully) later this year. It's surely gonna set plenty of jimmies to DEFCON RUSTLED though, based on the hints Fursy's been dropping in regards to the departure from their current sound.