Alba – Les Ombres Errantes (“The Wandering Shadows”) is the first full-length movie directed by vocalist/guitarist Emmanuel Jessua. His band, HYPNO5E has turned down their amps, or switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning, seventy-five-minute soundtrack for this ambitious project.
Jessua grew up in Bolivia, where the movie was filmed with a team of seven French and Bolivian volunteers, on a budget of only 22.000â‚¬. The result is a breathtaking sonic and visual journey through the otherworldly landscapes of one of the most intriguing places on earth; a journey that orbits around the memories and reflections of a man contemplating about the eternal loss of childhood.
View the trailer below:
For fans who are used to the technical post metal for which HYPNO5E is known, the band’s acoustic alter ego (featuring the same members), which also goes under the guise A BACKWARD GLANCE ON A TRAVEL ROAD, might come as a surprise at first. Fans of the band however are well aware that moments of folk and Latin have always been present within HYPNO5E‘s epic take on contemporary metal.
Alba – Les Ombres Errantes is a movie, an album, and a cinematic live show in its original form soon to be seen live across theaters and stages in Europe!
The film and album will be released on April 6th, 2018 worldwide via Pelagic Records.