Alcest will be releasing a 10th anniversary edition of “Écailles de Lune” on December 18. The effort can be pre-ordered in various formats including a “Sand Edition” box set and an “Ocean Edition” box set.
The following was said about the box sets:
“The strictly limited ‘Sand Edition’ (100 copies) box set includes among many other collector’s items, a crystal clear hand-crafted vinyl that contains real sand from the beach that Neige used to frequent while writing these songs! Less flamboyantly luxurious but nonetheless beautiful comes the ‘Ocean Edition’ with a sea-blue-black vinyl.
Both editions include the hardcover CD book, which is also available separately and offers a preface by Neige, liner notes, artwork, and more. In addition to these editions, there will be more Gatefold vinyl in different colors.”
Stéphane “Neige” Paut also commented:
“For this album, I was especially inspired by the sea, the energy, and the exaltation that you can feel when you sit in front of the ocean at night. The sea appears terribly fascinating, full of secrets, beautiful and frightening at the same time.”