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Alcest release cinematic video for acoustic version of Protection

Alcest
(Image credit: Nuclear Blast)

French atmospheric proggers Alcest have released a video for a new "cinematic" acoustic version of Protection which you can view in full below. The track was originally featured on the band's Spiritual Instinct album, which they released through Nuclear Blast back in 2019.

At the time, Alcest frontman Neige, who features in the new video for Protection, said: "The recording of Spiritual Instinct has been a long and challenging process, but we feel really proud of it and can't wait to share our new music with all of you. The artwork (which you can see below) has been made by the Parisian duo Førtifem and represents a sphinx, as a reference to the symbolism art movement. The sphinx is the ultimate figure of the enigma, which embodies both the spiritual and feral sides inside us.“ 

Following the release of Spiritual Instinct Alcest undertook a series of live dates, including an appearance with Mono at their 20th Anniversary show at London's Barbican. The band are also due to headline ArcTanGent festival this year.

Alcest

(Image credit: Nuclear Blast)

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.