was kind of shocked there isnt an alcest thread. i was going to put them in my dsbm thread as post shoegaze black, but they deserve their own thread.
alcest was founded in 1999 in bagnols-sur-cèze france but now work from paris. its a 2 man band, consisting of neige (snow in french) who does all instrumentals and vocals, and winterhalter on drums. both were in amesours and peste noire, bigger names on the french black metal scene.
tristesse hivernale in 2001 and le secret was released in 2005 and were the bands only real foray into a black metal project. 2 original members, aeignor and argoth, left and neige decided to take the his vision in a more post sounding shoegaze way.
Tristesse Hivernale (2001)
Le Secret (2005)
Souvenirs d'un autre monde (2007)
Écailles de Lune (2010)
Les Voyages de l'Âme (2012)
featuring audrey sylvain from amesoeurs.
this whole album is fantastic.
they just released les voyages de l'Âme and its quite good so far.
post black or shoegaze tends to be atmospheric, lengthy and introspective. the music you stare at things to while thinking. i tend to listen to a decent amount of this genre when sketching or painting or even doing chores around the house. hope someone checks it out.