Three and a half years after starting the project, Vision Eternel's “For Farewell Of Nostalgia” extended play is finally out! The concept release is a narrative about 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.
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Alexander Julien began composing and recording demos for the extended play in 2017. “For Farewell Of Nostalgia” was first recorded over seven months from April to 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 and November 2019. “For Farewell Of Nostalgia” was then 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 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 is only available in the physical editions.
The Compact Disc Edition is released through American record label Somewherecold Records. It is 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 booklet with the short story. <a href=”https://visioneternelswc.bandcamp.com/album/for-farewell-of-nostalgia” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Buy it here</a>.
The Compact Cassette Edition is released through Dutch record label Geertruida. Two coloured tapes are 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 booklet with the short story. This 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 <em>For Farewell Of Nostalgia</em> recording session, all unavailable elsewhere. <a href=”https://www.geertruida.net/releases-vision-eternel-ffon.php” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Buy it here</a>.
The Advanced Compact Disc Edition is released through Canadian record label Abridged Pause Recordings. It is 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 30 copies. The CD features an exclusive bonus song, unavailable elsewhere, and includes a textured paper mini-booklet with the short story. <a href=”https://abridgedpause.bandcamp.com/album/for-farewell-of-nostalgia” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Buy it here</a>.
The Digital Edition is 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.