« Les voyages de l'âme » (« The Journeys of the Soul ») is Alcest's third album and contains the quintessence of the group's creative work to date. While « Le secret, » the debut EP from 2005, was the key to the world of Alcest, « Les voyages … » unites everything that characterises Alcest in terms of concept and music. While an epic composition such as « Là où naissent les couleurs nouvelles » would have found its place also on « Écailles de lune, » « Beings of Light » with its blazing character reminds of the ground-breaking « Le secret. » On the other hand, « Autre temps » – the album's first single to which there is also an impressive and visually stunning video clip – is a prime example for the melodic and catchy side of Alcest that initially came to the fore on the band's debut album « Souvenirs d'un autre monde. » Something that is common to all of the songs, however, is the predominant feeling of euphoria and bliss, always subtly overshadowed by melancholia and yearning.