"Shelter" is the fourth album by contemporary black metal/shoegazers Alcest, the destination of a long creative musical journey into vast new territories . More than ever the French outfit consisting of mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Neige and drummer Winterhalter embraces the dreamy guitar textures of shoegaze and blends it with the sweetness of british band Cocteau Twins- dream pop pioneers of the mid to late 80's era, epic, soundtrack-like melodies and progressive song structures.
The album which features guest appearances from Slowdive's Neil Halstead (lead vocals on the song "Away"), Sweden's Promise And The Monster’s Billie Lindahl and Amiina's strings sections was recorded at Sundlaugin Studio, Iceland, with Sigur Rós producer Birgir Jón Birgisson who masterfully gave "Shelter" its light and ethereal sound.
Conceptually, the title of the album "Shelter" says it all. The record is about the concept of shelter as a safe place that allows everybody to escape reality for an instant, to reunite with what we really are, deep down. Neige's own shelter turned out to be the sea, as well as the tracks of this album, all inspired by and dedicated to it.
Release date: 17.01.2014
North-American release date. 21.01.2014
Check out the video for "Opale" below.
The album will be released on January 17th (January 21st in North America). Also there’s a tracklist and cover.
03. La Nuit Marche Avec Moi
04. Voix Sereines
05. L’Eveil Des Muses
Bonus CD/ Bonus 7″ of the deluxe editions:
01. Into The Waves
Video for “Opale” http://vimeo.com/80491135
I think it has leaked…
Why do you say this?
Sorry x_x.I deleted that.
Reason to why I thought it was leaked was because I saw a girl on Last.FM scrobble the entire album. I asked her as to HOW she had the album, and she said she worked on a magazine and had the album before hand to review it.
37 days i s so looong…
Oh for the love of..
I CAN’T WAIT 25 MORE DAYS.
Whoever the hell considers this stuff to me “metal” is out of their mind, this is like indie pop rock….
Hi my slow friend, Alcest is still often classified as Metal because, like Ulver, they are still known for their earlier metal works rather than their newer sounds. This album is more or less shoegaze, not “indie pop rock” by any measure, Neige said up front this is not a metal album, but everyone associates him with metal and will for a long time. Metal is not only what you want it to be.
Hi person who listens to crap music. I’m not your friend, and their old stuff sounds does not sound like metal but more towards goth rock. But whatever, sorry to interrupt your “shoegazing,” continue…lol
You need to calm down, mate, nobody really cares about your hateful comments, if you don’t like the band just keep away from here, that’s all.
There is a torrent with the album already, i cant confirm if this is real yet, im downloading the torrent.
I spotted it on soulseek as well, waiting for the download to complete.
Sorry to randomly come in, but was it the album or a fake?
well i did a little search on soulseeker and the only thing i found was the same shitty fake files. so yah a fake :C
There’s a torrent Download on TPB in a pretty low quality, but as of the 10th, it’s up and working. The album definitely has a more post-rock vibe, reminding me a bit of Explosions with french vocals. It’s 100% solid, just fairly low quality.
The album also comes out on my birthday, so it’s going to be the perfect self-gift.
Yep, a fake, an unplayable file which asks the user to complete a survey in order to download a so-called codec.
yah, i figured out in the hard way lol. what a shame, i really want to hear this.
Be a nice album and leak yourself ^^.
Opale have me cheesy lol
They put a stream up for this a few hours ago on the site of Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. Thought you guys might be interested.
I can’t wait, but I must, lol.
The Album is on Soulseek, this time the tracks are playable.
I can’t seem to find it on Soulseek. ¿Do you mind sending me the songs? :-/
A quick heads up – Don’t ask to be sent files.
I see only 3 tracks on soulseek.
there is a user called “the-beard” sharing the full album, i can upload a screenshot if its np.
Soulseek is always difficult to deal with, since it’s based on an old peer to peer system and the ones sharing the album have to be online. Make sure your ports are open and have patience.
Full album on Realm of Metal, but I guess it’s just a music stream rip, that’s why low quality.
The Album is on Mediaboom now.
Now, you can find the album on mediaboom.
Btw, a really beatiful album, I’m very satisfied with this album.
Yeah on other sites aswell. Bad quality though.
On Soulseek there is now a legit copy in 320kps quality. The 192kps version is just a stream cut into pieces (Opale even begins with the last seconds of Wings)
My SS username: akeemy, online now, 320kbps if anyone wants.
I’m trying to find the bonus track as well.