By now, Alcest’s “Autre Temps” isn’t necessarily a Deciblog premiere, but instead of streaming it on YouTube in-between clips of ninja squirrels and keyboard baby Amur tigers you can listen here where you belong. “Autre Temps” is the lead-off track to Alcest’s upcoming, much-anticipated full-length Les Voyages De L’Âme, and true to form it features jangly chords, pensive chorals, pretty movements, and no black metal vocals from front-mage Neige.
For those that fear Alcest have gone off the shoegaze deep end on Les Voyages De L’Âme, we can confirm Neige’s spectral black voice returns and there are blast-ish beats. In fact, Les Voyages De L’Âme is very much like the Alcest of old — particularly Écailles de Lune — but just more refined, more gauze-like (i.e., gossamer-y), yet still awesome with a bigboy “A”.
Alcest – Autre Temps by Decibel Magazine
** Alcest’s new album, Les Voyages De L’Âme, will be available January 2012 on Prophecy Productions. Pre-order it HERE.
** Check out a Alcest’s video for “Autre Temps” here.