Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Alcest, Have A Nice Life, Mammoth Hunter

Wednesday, April 28 2010, Manic Productions presents:

Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven CT

$10 - 9:00PM - 21+

Directions: Click

Tickets: Click or pick them up locally at Redscroll Records.

Alcest is a French band created by Neige (also in Amesoeurs, Peste Noire and Forgotten Woods) in early 2000. He began writing songs on his own but a few months afterward Argoth (bass) and Famine from Peste Noire (lead guitar) joined him and his solo project became a real band. "Tristesse Hivernale" Alcest's first demo which was composed by Neige and Famine, was released in 2001 by Drakkar Productions. At the time, the band played cold and melodic black metal inspired by the mysterious and melancholic atmospheres of the wintry landscapes. Just after the release of "Tristesse Hivernale" Alcest turned into a solo project again since Neige decided to change of direction and concept in order to explore more intimate themes. While Alcest still retains some black metal roots, the music now draws more comparison to other genres such as shoegaze and post-rock. Neige has stated in interviews that he had not listened to these types of music prior to the recording of Souvenirs d'un autre monde. Alcest is now Neige's testimony of the evanescent visions/memories he had as a child about a fantastic faraway world : a plane of existence bathed in a pearly light, beyond all terrestrial beauties, which could perhaps be described as a sort of "intermediate stage" ; the soul would rest there between two earthly lives and would for some time be freed of the burden of incarnation.

Have a Nice Life is a shoegaze / industrial / new wave hybrid duo from Middletown, CT formed in year 2000. It is the brainchild of Tim Macuga, black metal experimentalist in Nahvalr and songwriter for the classic Western Mass hardcore band The Danger Strangers, and Dan Barrett, singer of the ghost music project Giles Corey and the now-defunct In Pieces.

Mammoth Hunter is an instrumental duo from New Britain, CT featuring members of the Manic team. First show in over a year!

More Alcest tour dates:

Apr 29 2010 8:00P The Studio At Webster Hall New York, New York
Apr 30 2010 8:00P Underworld Montreal, Quebec
May 1 2010 8:00P The Democracy Center Boston, Massachusetts
May 14 2010 8:00P Auditorium Sá de Miranda Braga
May 15 2010 8:00P Side-B Benavente
May 23 2010 8:00P Wave Gothic Treffen Leipzig

1 comment:

Brushback said...

Mammoth Hunter are great, wish I was going to this