Here are a few bands that are similar to Alcest
Neige's (Alcest) french lyrics in "Souvenirs d'un autre monde" describe a serene, magical land. They're calming and peaceful, and I'd recommend the band simply for that aspect of the band.
Neige records all the instruments himself (guitar, drums, bass, vocals). Although I feel that you can kind of tell that he's the jack of all musical trades, I think his inexperience with all the instruments comes to his aid.
Instead of being convoluted by complex rhythms and patterns, the music simply plays off emotion, and only that.
If you are looking for something emotional, calming, and dreamy, you got it.
My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.
If you had to find me somewhere, you would probably find me down at O'neils home cooking eating an organic sweet-potato bun breakfast sandwich with ham.
Among my friends, it's a "Muller Classic Move" to eat Mcdonald's at 2am because it's cheap and open 24/7. The joke here is that I'm an idiot.
I play drums, guitar, piano, and I write & perform music for My Goal Is Telepathy. Take a listen to the latest sound here.