- Founded: January 2007
- Location: Montreal, Canada
- Genre: Melogaze (a blend of ambient, space rock, shoegaze, post-rock and emo)
- Current Members: Alexander Julien
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision Eternel is a Canadian-American melogaze band whose musical creations focus on emotion, heartbreak and love. Melogaze, coined by founder Alexander Julien, has been described as a blend of ambient, space rock, shoegaze, post-rock, emo and melodrama. The band was founded in January 2007 in Edison, New Jersey, USA; it is currently based in Montreal, Canada.
For Farewell Of Nostalgia is Vision Eternel’s newest concept EP. It is a narrative of how emotionally devastating falling in love too fast can be and the aftermath of a heartbreak. Sometimes, looking for tender affection can be detrimental; this tale of infatuation, wounding absence, intimacy, melancholia and never-ending nostalgia intends to make the listener feel every bit of that. For Farewell Of Nostalgia is available starting September 14, 2020.
Alexander Julien began composing and recording demos for the release in 2017. For Farewell Of Nostalgia was first recorded over seven months from April-October 2018. Unsatisfied with these original recordings, Julien put the release aside for a year, until he ultimately decided to re-record it, entirely from scratch, over the span of two months between October -November 2019.
For Farewell Of Nostalgia was mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in January 2020 and the cover artwork was illustrated by Michael Koelsch at Koelsch Studios in April 2020. The EP features additional painting and photography by Rain Frances at Rain Frances Art. Julien also wrote a short story to accompany the release (in place of lyrics in the booklet), which recounts the events that influenced this concept EP. The short story can be read here.
Compact Disc Edition released through American record label Somewherecold Records. Packaged in a four-panel eco-wallet, factory-numbered and limited to 100 copies. The CD features an exclusive bonus song, unavailable elsewhere and includes a short story booklet.
Compact Cassette Edition released through Dutch record label Geertruida. Two coloured tapes packaged in a double Norelco case with an over-sized booklet, factory-numbered and limited to 50 copies. The tape features an exclusive bonus song, unavailable elsewhere and includes a short story booklet. Edition also bundles a second tape, Lost Misfortunes: A Selection Of Demos And Rarities (Part Two), containing twelve exclusive b-sides, demos and alternate takes from the For Farewell Of Nostalgia recording session, all unavailable elsewhere.
Advanced Compact Disc Edition released through Canadian record label Abridged Pause Recordings. Packaged in an A9 envelope with a cardboard booklet and a die-cut textured slipcase, held together by matching bands. This version features alternate artwork, comes with a Vision Eternel sticker and is limited to 32 copies. The CD features an exclusive bonus song, unavailable elsewhere, and includes a short story on a textured-paper mini-booklet.
Digital Edition jointly released through Somewherecold Records, Geertruida and Abridged Pause Recordings. Anyone purchasing physical editions from one of the three record labels will automatically receive a free digital edition.
“With rare emotionalism and powers of evocation, Vision Eternel explores in cinematic fashion the moments that make our lives, sparing neither the highs or lows of what makes us who we are. ‘For Farewell of Nostalgia‘ turns the ethereal into substance and makes its statement clearly without saying a word.”
-JJ Koczan, The Obelisk
“Ambient sounds to traverse the dreamworld. Alexander Julien’s long-running Vision Eternel yet again tugs at heartstrings with minimal orchestration and sincere performance. On ‘For Farewell Of Nostalgia’, Julien welcomes the emotion to which these odes are dedicated with an open heart.”
-Jon Rosenthal, Invisible Oranges
“‘For Farewell Of Nostalgia’ packs a peacefully hypnotic reverie of sound. The driving but softly edged guitar melodies feel straightforwardly powerful, and the soaking surges of atmosphere feel grippingly immersive, like the perfect finishing touch ensuring a hook for listeners. Overall, the dramatically sincere songs provide a richly textured, memorable listening experience.”
-Caleb Newton, Captured Howls