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 […read more…]