Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde download album
Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde by Alcest, released 03 July 2007 1. Printemps Emeraude 2. Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde 3. Les Iris 4. Ciel Errant 5. Sur L'autre Rive Je T'attendrai 6. Tir Nan Og Alcest's genre-defining debut album Within a short amount of time, Alcest's debut "Souvenirs d'un autre monde" (2007) has become a standard work of the post-black-metal movement and is already considered as one of the genre's indispensable classics . No other title would have done justice to this debut album, as Alcest's songs really are souvenirs from another world.
Souvenirs d'un autre monde is the first full-length album by French band Alcest, released in August 2007. The title refers to the meaning behind the music of Alcest, as its leader and songwriter, Neige, sees it as a journey through his memories of a distant world he has been in contact with. It is the only album with Neige as the sole member of Alcest.
Souvenirs d'un autre monde (Memories of Another World) is the first full-length album by Alcest, released in August 2007. The album differs greatly from Alcest's earlier work, as its sound is similar to post-rock and shoegaze with very little black metal incorporated at all. Audrey Sylvain of Amesoeurs, another band featuring Neige, provides guest vocals on "Sur l'autre rive je t'attendrai. All other vocals and music were written and recorded entirely by Neige.
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With Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde, the feeling of black metal is there, especially in the lo-fi distortion of the electric guitars as they ring out in the distant background of the production. However, the majority of the time Alcest is whirring away in a shoegaze-influenced land of pristine acoustics and meandering clean vocals which don’t so much form words, in French or otherwise, as they do hum and coo in an overly pretentious sense which almost comes off as arrogant.
Souvenirs d'un autre monde. D'où je viens le temps n'existe pas, Les secondes deviennent des heures, Les années de courts instant sitôt envolés Et nos mots trompeurs sont remplacés Par la musique et les couleurs Qui flottent commes des parfums dans l'air ambré. N'aie crainte, à présent tout est fini Brise les chaînes de tes peurs mortelles Pour à jamais en être libéré Et retrouver la quiétude passée. N'aie crainte, à présent tout est fini Laisse couler tes larmes une dernière fois Pour à jamais en être libéré Et rejoins le monde d'où tu viens . Alcest - Memories From Another World (Album). Emerald Green Spring. The undergrowth in spring Is a sky Spangled with emeralds The leaves of the trees dance Along to the light breeze And the rays of sunshine So its light Turns them into jewels.
Playing all the instruments on Alcest's debut full-length Souvenirs d'Un Autre Monde ("Memories of a Future World") Neige builds layers upon layers of ecstatically distorted guitars that evoke obvious comparisons to My Bloody Valentine's sonic extravaganzas and less obvious nods to the brooding minor-key post-metal of Jesu, only perhaps a bit sunnier.
Souvenirs d'un Aute Monde" an album clocking in at just over 40 minutes consisting of very lackluster folk/shoegaze/post rock sound that ends up not offering very much to warrant someone giving up 40 minutes of their time to listen to this. That said, the reason why this album is less than likable could be rounded off as simple as the Niege being a "rookie" (for lack of a better word) as this is after all only the debut, and the band did go on to create some really good albums but this one just fails to meet the mark to be recommended. Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde is not a very good album. Not at all. It is what could almost be considered merde, in the parlance. Alcest has created an album in the genre of folk-metal - a term I loathe to use, as it's a complete dichotomy in its verbiage, but nonetheless also completely apt in its description.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A2||Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde||6:09|
|B2||Sur L'Autre Rive Je T'Attendrai
Vocals – Audrey Sylvain
|B3||Tir Nan Og||6:10|
- Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BC93930
- Lacquer Cut By – MK
- Layout – Łukasz Jaszak
- Music By, Lyrics By, Instruments, Recorded By, Mixed By – Neige
- Photography By, Artwork By – Andy Julia
- Photography By, Layout – Fursy Teyssier
- Producer – mk*
Notes10 years anniversary edition with original LP artwork.
180g black vinyl pressing, comes in a gatefold jacket. Poster included.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (On Gatefold Album): 884388709089
- Matrix / Runout (side A, etched): BC93930-01 A1 MK
- Matrix / Runout (side B, etched): BC93930-01 B1 MK
- Other (etched on both sides, mirrored): 1+
|Pro 090, PRO 090||Alcest||Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde (CD, Album, Ltd, Dig)||Prophecy Productions, Prophecy Productions||Pro 090, PRO 090||Germany||2007|
|NSP-SKY 001||Alcest||Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde (LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Ora)||Beneath Grey Skies||NSP-SKY 001||Germany||2007|
|PRO 090 Digi||Alcest||Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde (CD, Album, RE, Dig)||Prophecy Productions||PRO 090 Digi||Germany||2013|
|NSP-SKY 001||Alcest||Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde (LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Ame)||Beneath Grey Skies||NSP-SKY 001||Germany||2007|
|PRO 090 LPT||Alcest||Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde (LP, Album, Ltd, Cle)||Prophecy Productions||PRO 090 LPT||Germany||2014|