Although Iceland crashed out of the European championships today with a 5-2 loss to their French hosts, their efforts must be applauded. Getting so far against such strong competition with such a small population shows how far spirit and teamwork can take you. I thought of this as an opportunity to post a track by […]
Alcest are a French band from Bagnols-sur-Cèze in the South East of the country that have found their way to Shoegaze and Dream Pop via Black Metal. This beautiful album is the dreamchild of multi-instrumentalist and singer Stéphane Paut (aka Neige, snow in English) and features Neil Halstead from Slowdive singing on one track (Away). The album […]
Celebratory, melodic, ethereal, French Shoegaze, Post-Punk Dream Pop via Black Metal, recorded in Iceland and produced by Sigur Rós collaborator Birgir Jón Birgisson. Alcest’s core member is multi-instrumentalist Stéphane Paut (aka Neige, snow in English) with drummer Winterhalter and strings supplied by Iceland’s Amina. What are you waiting for? http://www.alcest-music.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelter_(Alcest_album)
As we approach the end of 2013, I see lists, lots of lists. Lists of music that has captured people, demanded their attention, hypnotised them, moved them. Generally these lists have an order – this is a selection of songs that have been released this year in no order at all. Also these are selections […]
This is the first of a series of playlists using album tracks from 2013 that are available on Spotify.