Echoes From Forgotten Hearts Deluxe Edition EP Is Released

Echoes From Forgotten Hearts Deluxe Edition EP Is Released

The Deluxe Edition of Vision Eternel’s Echoes From Forgotten Hearts is at long last out today!

Echoes From Forgotten Hearts was originally composed and recorded by Vision Eternel in 2014 as the soundtrack to a short film. After three months of work, from August to November 2014, news was received that the short film had been abandoned. Not wanting to leave the material unreleased, the band returned to the studio to partly re-record and fully re-mix the material, composing and recording a couple of new songs in the process, revamping the soundtrack into an EP. By the end of December 2014, Echoes From Forgotten Hearts was completed.

The EP received discreet limited releases over the years without any promotion as the band hoped to secure a proper record deal for the material. Several offers came and went, but issues with artwork continually delayed the release. Eventually, a music video for the song “Pièce No. Trois” was produced in 2017, edited from footage of the band shot in 2012.

Finally, Dutch record label Geertruida (which had previously released the band’s 2020 EP, For Farewell Of Nostalgia) offered to issue an expanded edition of Echoes From Forgotten Hearts to celebrate the material’s tenth anniversary in 2024. Although packaged and promoted as a Deluxe Edition, this marks the first time the material is available properly.

The Deluxe Edition contains 23 songs. In addition to the 7-song EP Version, the release also includes the unheard 6-song Soundtrack Version, along with 10 rare studio demos, outtakes, and alternate mixes. Carl Saff remastered all of the material at Saff Mastering. A new cover artwork was painted by Michael Koelsch at Koelsch Studios, and the release features additional paintings and photography by Rain Frances at Rain Frances Art. Saff, Koelsch, and Frances all previously contributed to For Farewell Of Nostalgia.

The Deluxe Compact Cassette Edition is split over two colored tapes in a factory-numbered boxed set. It comes with an exclusive postcard and an 80-page booklet containing rare pictures and a novella recounting in detail the extended play’s making, from its origin as a soundtrack through its delays, cancellations, and limited releases over the years. The Deluxe Edition of Echoes From Forgotten Hearts is available starting February 14, 2024.

You can purchase the Deluxe Digital Edition or Deluxe Compact Cassette Edition directly from the band on Bandcamp.
Or you can purchase them from Geertruida’s Bandcamp, and the Deluxe Compact Cassette Edition from Geertruida’s webstore.
It is also available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music.

Release Credits:

All music composed, arranged and performed by Alexander Julien.
Recorded, mixed and produced by Alexander Julien at Mortified Studios, Saint-Hippolyte-Of-Kilkenny, Quebec, Canada from August 16 to December 18, 2014.
Select songs mixed by Adam Kennedy at Orpheus Productions, Kanata, Ontario, Canada on January 7 and 8, 2015.
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago, Illinois, United States from December 3 to 15, 2021.

Released by Geertruida (TRUI128), February 14, 2024.
Published by Abridged Pause Publishing, Canada (SOCAN/ASCAP).
Liner notes written by Alexander Julien from November 23, 2021 to October 25, 2023.
Additional text written by JJ Koczan for The Obelisk on February 20, 2017.

Design concept by Alexander Julien.
Photography by Jeremy Roux in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on January 10, 2012, and Rain Frances in Wexford, Quebec, Canada on December 23, 2015.
Cover and booklet artwork painted by Michael Koelsch at Koelsch Studios, Huntington Beach, California, United States from April 12 to May 9, 2022.
Lost Misfortunes artwork painted by Rain Frances at Rain Frances Art, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada on January 8, 2023.
Original cover artworks designed by Jeremy Roux, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada from October 29, 2014 to February 8, 2015.
Town font designed by Jason Vandenberg at J Foundry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2016.
Layout designed by Alexander Julien at La Detente Studio, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada from October 10, 2022 to November 2, 2023.
Assembled by Yannick Tinbergen at Geertruida, Haarlem, Netherlands from January to December 2023.

Echoes From Forgotten Hearts is dedicated to Amorine Dallançon.
A sincere thank you to Charlie Chaplin and Clint Mansell for their continuous inspiration.

Deluxe Compact Cassette Edition released through Geertruida (TRUI128). Manufactured by Geertruida and CopyNet Print and Sign, Haarlem, The Netherlands, Moo, London, England, United Kingdom, and Mixam, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Distributed through. Deluxe Digital Edition also available through Geertruida, distributed via Dox Amsterdam.

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