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For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, ALCEST has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album Spiritual Instinct finds Neige at his most personal. This time I had something urgent to put on the table, he explains. It is a very cathartic record - something needed to get out of me. Its darker than usual, and heavier. Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016s hugely successful Kodama, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact be that in the breath-taking pace of the tempo changes in 'Les Jardin De Minuit' or the sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat in 'Sapphire', one thing Spiritual Instinct has is riffs, an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal. Some real metal riffs! agrees Neige. I come from the metal scene originally and it never really left me; I used black metal as a teen as a way to escape from reality and thats what I love the most about it. Its the best type of music to express overwhelmingly darker feelings. I usually dont speak about my darkness in ALCESTs music but this time it felt like something I had to do.

For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, ALCEST has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album Spiritual Instinct finds Neige at his most personal. This time I had something urgent to put on the table, he explains. It is a very cathartic record - something needed to get out of me. Its darker than usual, and heavier. Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016s hugely successful Kodama, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact be that in the breath-taking pace of the tempo changes in 'Les Jardin De Minuit' or the sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat in 'Sapphire', one thing Spiritual Instinct has is riffs, an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal. Some real metal riffs! agrees Neige. I come from the metal scene originally and it never really left me; I used black metal as a teen as a way to escape from reality and thats what I love the most about it. Its the best type of music to express overwhelmingly darker feelings. I usually dont speak about my darkness in ALCESTs music but this time it felt like something I had to do.

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Spiritual Instinct [Limited Edition Mint Green LP]
Artist: Alcest
Format: Vinyl
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For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, ALCEST has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album Spiritual Instinct finds Neige at his most personal. This time I had something urgent to put on the table, he explains. It is a very cathartic record - something needed to get out of me. Its darker than usual, and heavier. Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016s hugely successful Kodama, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact be that in the breath-taking pace of the tempo changes in 'Les Jardin De Minuit' or the sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat in 'Sapphire', one thing Spiritual Instinct has is riffs, an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal. Some real metal riffs! agrees Neige. I come from the metal scene originally and it never really left me; I used black metal as a teen as a way to escape from reality and thats what I love the most about it. Its the best type of music to express overwhelmingly darker feelings. I usually dont speak about my darkness in ALCESTs music but this time it felt like something I had to do.

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