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Alba - Les Ombres Errantes


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BRTH Such a powerful album! Favorite track: The Wandering Shadows.
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Lian Gerbino Such a beauty of a record! Favorite track: Ojos Azules.
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Fred Jorissen A masterpiece
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Antony Wilson I've been waiting for this for eons. It's well worth the wait. Absolutely fucking brilliant!
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Space Cadet Whichever way the band express themselves, they still remain Hypno5e — with their own unique vibe, unfathomably deep melancholy and portrayals that take us to a place we've never been before. Stunning album! Favorite track: Cuarto del Alba.
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wafiii I must admit, this music is gorgeous and as a film soundtrack I'm quite impressed and awed by this effort and production. I've said it before: This is the kind of purpose I feel progressive rock music has always served well.

A minor masterpiece of folk-inspired progressive rock soundtrack music. Favorite track: Los Heraldos Negros.
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ALBA - LES OMBRES ERRANTES, the new album from Hypno5e.
Out now via Pelagic Records.


French post metal pioneers HYPNO5E have always been a borderline band, in the truest sense of the term: a band that transcend the borders and limitations of not only the genre of music which is commonly considered to be their territory, but the territory of music itself. Their conceptual, cinematic live show has always been built
upon a strong visual component... but that was just the beginning of a journey which is now reaching the next level.

Alba – Les Ombres Errantes is the first full length movie directed by singer and guitar player Emmanuel Jessua. And his band, HYPNO5E, has turned down their amps, or switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning 75 minutes soundtrack for this ambitious project.

Emmanuel Jessua grew up in Bolivia, where the movie was filmed with a team of 7 French and Bolivian volunteers, and a budget of only 22.000€. The result is a breathtaking visual and sonic journey through the otherworldly landscapes of one of the most intriguing places on earth... a journey that orbits around the memories and reflections of a man contemplating about the eternal loss of childhood.

“The idea of this movie was born in the Amazon forest, precisely in Rurenabaque, on the terrace of a small hotel on the Beni river shore”, tells Jessua. “I was only 10 years old and had been living with my family in Bolivia for more than five years. I was experiencing life with an incredible intensity, in a fantastic environment... with this film, I wanted to capture the constant exceeding of limits that I feel when I'm in Bolivia: the limits between the gods and the human, between sanity and madness, between the past and the present. It is in the religious and musical syncretism of the Oruro carnival (where my mother used to dance each year) that this exceeding of limits can be witnessed the best, where myth and reality mingle, and where the protagonists lose their sensation of time or space.

The soundtrack of the movie, performed by HYPNO5E's acoustic alter ego band A BACKWARD GLANCE ON A TRAVEL ROAD (featuring the exact same members as Hypno5e) captures the essence of that whirlwind which blurs and reunites age, dreams, and reality.
For fans who are used to the technical post metal that HYPNO5E have become known for, A BACKWARD GLANCE ON A TRAVEL ROAD might come as a surprise at first: but fans of the band are well aware that moments of folk and latin have always been present in HYPNO5E's epic take on contemporary metal.

Inspired by the author's travels through latin America, 'Alba – Les Ombres Errantes' is a movie, an album and a cinematic live show in its original form. Soon to be seen live across theaters and stages in Europe.


released April 6, 2018

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Mixing ambient metal and video concept, the genius within HYPNO5E shows an all around approach to the arts, musically and visually. Playing many characters at its finest, HYPNO5E's signature sound paints the picture with such textures and color, displaying incomparable musicianship and creativity. ... more


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