Limited deluxe edition in standing digipak, silver print and oversized booklet.
Memories live within us all. We dream of our loved ones, of our experiences, and we even dream of dreams and other worlds. When Neige, the mastermind behind Alcest, is dreaming his dream, the end result is so much more than fitful sleep. "Écailles de Lune" is different, though, as Alcest are moulding ambivalences on this album. Stylistically, Neige reverts to the sound of Black Metal that once shaped him: a picture of heart-rending, otherworldly screams, collages filled with passion and sadness, and the characteristic clean vocals.
These mellow and ageless voices manage to weave a shroud of sorrow around the album. "Écailles de Lune" is like a dream, a manifesto of transience and human inferiority. For all the changes, Neige has kept all of his trademarks: calm passages, massive slabs of guitars, catchy melodies, and hook-lines going straight to the heart all this once more delivers a convincing articulation of Alcest's unique style. This time, melancholy shall propel and unite us!
01 Écailles de Lune (part I)
02 Écailles de Lune (part II)
03 Percées de Lumière
05 Solar Song
06 Sur l'Océan Couleur de Fer