- Genre: Post Rock
"Les voyages de l'âme" ("The Journeys of the Soul") is Alcest's third album and contains the quintessence of the group's creative work to date.
While "Le secret," the debut EP from 2005, was the key to the world of Alcest, "Les voyages ..." unites everything that characterises Alcest in terms of concept and music.
" Something that is common to all of the songs, however, is the predominant feeling of euphoria and bliss, always subtly overshadowed by melancholia and yearning.
Drako Gigant is an experimental heavy musical constellation from Athens Greece, formed in 2017 under the concept of exploring heavy music combined with elements of sonic textures like early industrial, ambient, progressive rock, jazz and metal.
Improvisation has been the backbone of creating the soundscapes laid down, but not without carefully considering the impact each result might have, first upon the creators and then upon the listener.
The members, each coming from different genres and with different approach to how music works and is created, collide in a cauldron of ideas where explosive mixtures and intense dynamics meet and merge into strong bonds of a sound collage full of contradiction.
No boundaries, no walls, just pure music exploration!
With their sophomore full-length, "Har", Romania's DORDEDUH have created a rare and unique metal record that defies easy categorisation, pushes boundaries, and offers something new and previously unheard. Guitarists and founders Edmond "Hupogrammos" Karban and Sol Faur aka Cristian Popescu were expected to deliver an album oscillating in the musical space between dark folk and black metal. And, while they did indeed draw from those sources, they also fearlessly incorporated electronic, gothic, rock, psychedelic, prog, and even pop elements without prejudice.
“Har” is a milestone – and not just for Romanian metal. DORDEDUH have taken an artistic quantum leap that promises to be recognized as one of the finest metal albums of the year.
Double 180g Black LP housed in a Gatefold Sleeve
"Agape" - a non-physical, self-sacrificing kind of love - is the basic concept of Lantlôs' third album. While its predecessor ".neon", the second album by Herbst's main band which introduced Neige (Alcest) as Lantlôs' vocalist, is considered a paragon of Post Black Metal, the duo goes a radical step beyond on "Agape."
Heavy walls of guitars alternate with gentle acoustic parts, the changes in tempo hover between dragging and pacing. In addition, the album will surprise you with extensive instrumental passages with a soft and warm atmosphere which doesn't shrink back even from jazz.
"Agape" isn't just another Post Black Metal album; "Agape" is the overcoming of Post Black Metal.
Gatefold Red LP incl. poster.
Limited to 500 copies.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is a paradoxical phenomenon, fusing the raw punkish attitude of Hardcore with the mathematical precision of Progressive Extreme Metal and the spontaneity of Free Jazz. Though their complex song structures are hardly a recipe for easy listening, in the thirteen years of their existence the New Jersey outfit has risen from being an underground thrash band to a genre defining staple in today's musical landscape. Their latest masterpiece "Option Paralysis" features all their trademark furious breaks and asymmetric rhythmical patterns, but surprises us throughout with tasteful yet haunting melody.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN boldly go where no band dared to go before. "Option Paralysis" will be an inspiration for the next generation!
180g Black Vinyl
"Kodama" the fifth album from Blackgaze pioneers, Alcest, marks the French duo's ferocious return to the stylistic maximalism of its early albums while continuing the band's relentless pursuit for new sounds and fresh ideas.
"Kodama" is the Japanese word for 'tree spirit' and 'echo' and from the album's structure and dynamics to its cinematic sound, "Kodama" indeed 'echoes' Alcest's 2010 classic, "Écailles De Lune".
But this is no simple back-to-the-roots album: the band has more punch, rhythm and organic feel than ever before.
While clearly influenced by bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dinosaur Jr, Grimes and The Cure, "Kodama" ultimately reveals itself as Alcest's 'Japanese album', drawing substantial inspiration from Japanese art and culture.
Purple double vinyl incl. 2 bonus tracks. LTD to 100 copies worldwide.
On this fifth album, Catalonia's FOSCOR carve a multi-facetted jewel out of deep longing, their country's characteristic melancholy, and dark foreboding heaviness.
This album invites the listener onto a cinematic journey through dream landscapes created by carefully arranged sonic delights and unexpected aural twists. 'Les Irreals Visions' is easily drawing its eager audience in, only to lure the unwary listener into a dark labyrinth of unexpected complexity filled with beauty and sorrow, which they might find much harder to leave than anticipated.
Enjoy charting your course through the glittering facets of this musical gem.
GHOST BRIGADE return to deliver a perfect lecture in dark melancholy and heart-wrenching pain. ‘IV - One With The Storm’ takes exactly those subtle steps ahead that makes the Finns sound exciting and fresh again. GHOST BRIGADE remain in essence true to the formula already established by their acclaimed debut ‘Guided By Fire’ (2007), which amalgamates Post-Rock, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Death and Doom Metal into a highly emotional musical experience
‘IV - One With The Storm’ furthermore comes with a state of the art production by the band and Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios, Finland.
GHOST BRIGADE are now ready for the next step. ‘IV - One With The Storm’ will capture your heart and head!
threestepstotheocean is an instrumental band born in 2006 in Milan, Italy.
'Migration Light' came out in 2015.
180g Gatefold LP
Instrumental Post-Rock from Milan