French post metal pioneers Hypno5e have always been a borderline band, in the truest sense of the term: a band that transcends the borders and limitations of not only the genre of music which is commonly considered to be their territory, but the territory of music itself. Their conceptual, cinematic live show has always been built upon a strong visual component...but that was just the beginning of a journey which is now reaching the next level.
Alba - Les Ombres Errantes is the first full length movie directed by singer and guitar player Emmanuel Jessua. And his band, Hypno5e, has turned down their amps, or switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning 75 minute soundtrack for this ambitious project. Jessua grew up in Bolivia, where the movie was filmed with a team of 7 French and Bolivian volunteers, and a budget of just over $27,000. The result is a breathtaking visual and sonic 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.
The soundtrack of the movie, performed by Hypno5e's acoustic alter ego band A Backward Glance On A Travel Road (featuring the exact same members) captures the essence of a whirlwind which blurs and reunites age, dreams, and reality. For fans who are used to the technical post metal that Hypno5e have become known for, A Backward Glance On A Travel Road might come as a surprise at first: but fans of the band are well aware that moments of folk and Latin have always been present in Hypno5e's epic take on contemporary metal.