Vision Éternel’s fifth EP, “Echoes From Forgotten Hearts” came as a complete surprise to just about everyone. Everyone except maybe Alexandre Julien who was never certain if Vision Éternel would continue to release music after “The Last Great Torch Song” (released in 2012 through Abridged Pause Recordings).
This is yet another concept album, as has become the norm for any Alexandre Julien release. But it almost didn’t see a release. Back in the summer of 2014, Alexandre was approached to compose the soundtrack to a short film. When he sent in the finished soundtrack in October of 2014, Alexandre was then informed that the producer/writer/director of the film had flaked out and abandoned the project, using the funds for a personal vacation in northern Europe. Unwilling to let this music go unheard, he went back to Mortified Studios to re-record, rearrange and re-conceptualize the soundtrack into an EP. The new extended play was ready just a few days before Christmas and he asked frequent graphic collaborator Jeremy Roux to design the artwork.
“Echoes From Forgotten Hearts” is a brilliant comeback (for all who had given up hope of hearing new Vision Éternel material) EP, reminiscent of Clint Mansell’s “Moon” soundtrack. This film was pointed out by Alexandre Julien as a major influence during the composing and recording the soundtrack/new extended play. And indeed, this release would serve as a great soundtrack to a film of that genre.
|dedicated to:||Rain Frances (Canadian artist)|
|included in:||An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes (boxed set)|