Known for its trademark dark guitar tones and epic brooding soundscapes, Le Grand Voyage is a dynamic and intense album that explores nine unique landscapes, and switches between dark, luminous, heavy and powerful sounds.
The album is inspired by duality: earthly and spiritual journeys, life and death, resilience and relenting, love and animosity – human nature and all its paradoxes. The ethereal atmospheres combine with riffs that recall 2012 album The Dreamer’s Hideaway, and creates a natural evolution from 2015’s Here Comes the Sun, evident in songs such as Sealed, Silver Gate and Hidden Passenger.
The drums – recorded by Morgan Berthet (Myrath) – add to the record’s massive and airy sound. The artwork by Francesco Dell’Orto partners the music with a striking and detached viewpoint between two worlds as similar as they are different, putting into perspective the world that surrounds us.