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May 2012 Short Reviews (Alcest, The Dwindlers, Sujo, Urna)

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Les Voyages de l'Âme

Alcest  - Les Voyages de l’Âme [discogs]

After a re-release of the excellent EP Le Secret and as previous full-length that has grown on me despite initial misgivings, I expected rather a lot from the new Alcest album. Certainly more of that magical dreamy mix of shoegaze fuzz and extreme metal influences. With that in mind, I’m sorry to say that I was disappointed. Most tracks on Les Voyages are what we at this point call by the book for Alcest, meticulously put together, but without any truly surprising or riveting riffs or [...read more...]