Alcest

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Alcest is a French band created by Neige (also in Amesoeurs, Peste Noire and Forgotten Woods Dor Daedeloth) in early 2000. He began writing songs on his own but a few months afterwards Argoth (2) (bass) and Famine (2) from Peste Noire (lead guitar) joined him and his solo project became a real band.

Starting out playing raw black metal, after the release of the first demo "Tristesse Hivernale", Alcest soon evolved into metal with strong post-rock and shoegaze influences, changing direction and concept in order to explore more intimate themes.

The band's name Alcest doesn't have any meaning; Neige just chose it for its noble ethereal sound and couldn't imagine any other name in its pronunciation ("Al-sest", IPA: [al'sɛst]) to fit better with this music.
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Albums

NSP 052 Alcest - Aux Funérailles Du Monde... / Tristesse Hivernale album art Angmar (2) / Alcest Angmar (2) / Alcest - Aux Funérailles Du Monde... / Tristesse Hivernale Northern Silence Productions NSP 052 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PRO 090 Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde album art Alcest Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde (Album) Prophecy Productions, Prophecy Productions PRO 090 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PRO 106 LP Alcest - Écailles De Lune album art Alcest Écailles De Lune (Album) Prophecy Productions PRO 106 LP Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PRO 122 LP Alcest - Les Voyages De L'âme album art Alcest Les Voyages De L'âme (Album) Prophecy Productions PRO 122 LP Europe 2012 Sell This Version
PRO 143 BOX AT Alcest - Shelter album art Alcest Shelter (Album) Prophecy Productions PRO 143 BOX AT Germany 2014 Sell This Version
PRO 190 LP LU CB Alcest - Kodama album art Alcest Kodama (Album) Prophecy Productions PRO 190 LP LU CB Germany 2016 Sell This Version
none Alcest - Spiritual Instinct album art Alcest Spiritual Instinct (Album) Not On Label none Europe 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DKCD035 Alcest - Le Secret album art Alcest Le Secret (EP) Drakkar Productions DKCD035 France 2005 Sell This Version
PRO104LP Alcest - Alcest / Les Discrets album art Alcest & Les Discrets Alcest & Les Discrets - Alcest / Les Discrets (EP) Prophecy Productions PRO104LP Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PRO 121 Alcest - Autre Temps album art Alcest Autre Temps (Single) Prophecy Productions PRO 121 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PRO 126 Alcest - BBC Live Session album art Alcest BBC Live Session Prophecy Productions PRO 126 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PRO147 Alcest - Opale album art Alcest Opale Prophecy Productions PRO147 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
none Alcest - Protection EP (Exclusive Sampler) album art Alcest Protection EP (Exclusive Sampler)(CD, EP) RockHard none Germany 2019 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

DK027 Alcest - Tristesse Hivernale album art Alcest Tristesse Hivernale(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd, Num, C60) Drakkar Productions DK027 France 2001 Sell This Version