ALCEST - Shelter

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Ambient, Artpop/Pop, Shoegaze | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Prophecy | Autor: JV

Light, relaxed, dreamy and hypnotic, the melodies and synthie waves glide through the ether. Inspired and inspired by them, Stéphane 'Neige' Paut breathes his vocals, some of which are developed into choirs. This is almost reminiscent of the Adiemus hit "Adiemus", which was used in the 1990s to accompany airline advertising, including a little Enya. Through rocky drumming and distorted, echoing guitar layers, the French duo knows how to prevent their songs from drifting too much into the sweet. Paut and Jean 'Winterhalter' Deflandre hit the crossroads of (Dream)Pop and Shoegaze Rock pretty accurately. In addition there is a tendency towards soundtrack music. According to the press release, Neige, the creative head, was inspired by his love of the sea to create the new pieces. You can hear that. So long camera rides over water surfaces, which may sometimes be broadcast via Mare TV, go well with this. "Shelter" is definitely more of a chill than a head bang. The black metal past of the project can no longer be heard.

Top track: L'Eveil Des Muses

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