Vision Éternel "An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes" boxed set. Released April 2018 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR14).

Vision Éternel – An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes Boxed Set

After eight years as an idea and four years in active making, Vision Éternel’s long-anticipated boxed set “An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes” is finally out! Released through Abridged Pause Recordings, the collection features five compact discs, one cassette, two stickers, six business card flyers and a two-page postcard insert. The five compact discs include all five Vision Éternel extended plays released to date, covering 2007-2015: “Seul Dans L’obsession” (2007), “Un Automne En Solitude” (2008), “Abondance De Périls” (2010)...

Vision Lunar "Luna Subortus" EP. Released September 28th 2015 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR13).

Vision Lunar – Luna Subortus

In mid-February of 2015, while demoing new Soufferance ideas, Alexandre Julien wound up recording a random black metal song. It had been a good four years since he last played any metal, choosing instead to focus on his ambient projects Soufferance, Vision Éternel and Citadel Swamp. The metal song was filed away in the “Projection Mina” folder, where heavier ideas usually collected dust. A second black metal song made its way to the same dungeon by the end of the month. Six months later these two demos were rediscovered and Alexandre decided to revive his old atmospheric black...

Vision Lunar "Phase One (2006-2009)" compilation. Released August 29th 2015 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR12).

Vision Lunar – Phase One (2006-2009)

After Vision Lunar broke up in early 2009, Alexandre Julien had no intention of ever looking back on his atmospheric black metal solo project. But in August of 2010 some fans made it clear that a proper farewell was needed. And so came “Phase One (2006-2009)”, a complete discography of Vision Lunar. The compilation was released by Mortification Records on October 6th of 2010, in an extremely limited edition CD-R (five copies to be exact), and were all autographed and given away to Alexandre’s close friends. But Alexandre wanted everyone to have access to it so Mortification...

Vision Éternel "Echoes From Forgotten Hearts" EP. Released February 14th 2015 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR11).

Vision Éternel – Echoes From Forgotten Hearts

Vision Éternel’s fifth album, “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...

Soufferance "Memories of a City" LP. Released October 15th 2014 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR10).

Soufferance – Memories Of A City

Soufferance’s third album, “Memories of a City”, is a dark reflection of a city which has always been interpreted as colorful and bright to its visitors. Alexandre Julien has a different outlook on the very city he was born in. To him its a film noir movie with plenty of dark corners and alleys, where the most despicable human emotions lay awaiting pray. “There was a time when Montreal meant happiness to me. A time when a film noir obsession meant watching movies in good company. A time when beauty was present in greyscale reflection from the screen. This album is...

Soufferance "Bonjour Tristesse" EP. Released November 14th 2013 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR9).

Soufferance – Bonjour Tristesse

“I spent some time dealing with depression in hospitals. It was surrealistic. A lot of people make these albums about mental illness or asylums. It seems to be a trend in dark ambient. But none of them have actually ever been in one or even know what it’s really like. Well I do. And this is MY way of telling it”, explains Alexandre Julien in description of the new Soufferance extended play “Bonjour Tristesse”. He continues “The song “Dementia Præcox” is split into two parts, with an interlude in the middle. I never went “completely...

Soufferance "Adieu Tristesse" LP. Released November 14th 2013 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR8).

Soufferance – Adieu Tristesse

“I was born when she kissed me, I died when she left me. And I lived a few months while she loved me”. This short but heartfelt phrase is the way Alexandre Julien chooses to describe this new Soufferance album, appropriately titled “Adieu Tristesse”. The title translates to “Goodbye Sorrow”, and is the second release in the “Sorrow”/”Tristesse” phase, which began in November 2009 when this album started being written and recorded. Four years in the making and after going through two unreliable producers, three art designers and...

Soufferance "Travels" boxed set. Released August 14th 2013 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR7).

Soufferance – Travels Boxed Set

Due to Bandcamp restrictions, you must visit our Bandcamp page to purchase the boxset. When we found out from Soufferance that their fans had trouble getting their hands on their CDs, we set ourselves the goal to do something about it. The problem was not in production but in distribution. But we decided to look at it a little differently, maybe due to an avant-garde way that we have here at Abridged Pause. During the last 2 decades, when a record label signed a new band and wanted to distribute their back catalog, all they would do is re-issue them. We found that a little too simple and...

Vision Éternel "The Last Great Torch Song" EP. Released March 14th 2012 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR6).

Vision Éternel – The Last Great Torch Song

After taking a few years to carefully prepare their 4th EP, Vision Éternel finally unveils “The Last Great Torch Song”. This brilliant album is another new step for the band, in a way that they have completely changed the listening experience of their releases. The first two releases, “Seul dans l’obsession” and “Un automne en solitude” on Mortification Records were rather straight forward ambient, while their last EP “Abondance de périls” started to mark a change. This release finally brings this band forth on the new level. This EP...

Kailash "Past Changing Fast: Faster Ahead" LP. Released March 14th 2012 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR5).

Kailash – Past Changing Fast: Faster Ahead

“Past Changing Fast” is Kailash’s second album. Originally released in 2009 on Frostscald Records, but the band wasn’t satisfied with the production. Two years later they completely re-mixed the album and Abridged Pause Recordings is proud to present to you the new version: “Past Changing Fast: Faster Ahead”. This new version also features alternate artwork originally created for what was to be the Abridged Pause vinyl version of the album in 2009. This is a beautiful math-metal album with intelligence written all over it. Kailash explains the reason for...

Beyond the Dune Sea "Beyond the Dune Sea" LP. Released March 9th 2010 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR4).

Beyond The Dune Sea – Beyond The Dune Sea

Beyond the Dune Sea’s debut full length is a brilliant album. And it was done in such a “post-musical” style as well. A series of live jams were recorded and the whole thing was put together in post-production style by Adam Kennedy. The entire album is flawless and could be your next album on repeat once you get started. This is not to be passed by in 2010. Original press release post: Abridged Pause has been in close contact with Adam Kennedy since the very beginning. So when he showed us his new band, Beyond the Dune Sea, we knew almost before hand we were up for a treat...

Vision Éternel "Abondance De Périls" EP. Released March 9th 2010 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR3).

Vision Éternel – Abondance De Périls

“Abondance De Périls” is the new EP by Vision Éternel. As it’s third release, the band has moved to a newer sound, but still keeping the composition it is known for. This splendid short play will be your soundtrack to late lonely nights, and will make you feel just like the artist was when writing these pieces. As usual for the band, it is a concept album. It is the third installment in the post-phases of love. For the first time Vision Éternel has worked with external artists (in the mastering and the artwork of the album) and it adds an entire new dimension to this...

Phlegma & Stagnant Waters "Sea of Abandoned Polaroids" split. Released August 24th 2009 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR2).

Phlegma / Stagnant Waters – Sea Of Abandoned Polaroids

We all know of the great Smohalla. Well when its divided in two, there’s Phlegma on one side and Stagnant Waters on the other side. Phlegma was a solo project by Slo which was created before the formation of Smohalla, and Stagnant Waters was started by Camille some time in 2007. These are the very first demos written by each band. Original press release post: Phlegma and Stagnant Waters bring you an amazing split ep, “Sea of Abandoned Polaroids”. Now you may be asking yourself, who are these bands? How come I’ve never heard of them before and they are so good! Well...

Various artist "Diluvian Temperals" compilation. Released August 24th 2009 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR1).

Various Artists – Diluvian Temperals

“Diluvian Temperals”. This is the first release by Abridged Pause Recordings, and its a great pleasure to introduce these 13 bands which we will be working with in the future, with 13 exclusive songs, never heard or released before. Released totally free to make sure that as many people get the most out of it. You may however make a donation to support the record label, but you don’t have to. Simply click the “Buy” button and enter “0” for the amount and it will be downloaded free. Original press release post: Well, it’s finally here! The very...

Vision Éternel "Un Automne En Solitude" EP. Released March 14th 2008 on Mortification Records (MT014).

Vision Éternel – Un Automne En Solitude

“Un Automne En Solitude” is the second EP by Vision Éternel. It follows the concept originally begun in the previous EP and tells the story of the phases of post-breakup. This album is dedicated to Dylan Seymour. 01 Season in Desperation 02.Season in Yonder 03 Season in Lust 04 Season in Absence 05 Season in Neglection Credits All music by Alexandre Julien Artwork by Alexandre Julien Recorded and produced at Mortified Studio, May to October 2007 Released by Mortification Records MT014, March 14th 2008 All songs released exclusively registered to Abridged Pause Publishing Share...

Vision Éternel "Seul Dans L'obsession" EP. Released February 14th 2007 on Mortification Records (MT008).

Vision Éternel – Seul Dans L’obsession

“Seul Dans L’obsession” is the very first offering by Vision Éternel. It was the original concept created to feature the phases of post-breakup emotions. This album is dedicated to Brandi Hoke. 01 Love within Beauty 02 Love within Restriction 03 Love within Autumn 04 Love within Narcosis 05 Love within Delirium 06 Love within Isolation Credits All music by Alexandre Julien Artwork by Alexandre Julien Released by Mortification Records Recorded and produced at Mortified Studio, January to February 2007 MT008, February 14th 2007 All songs released exclusively registered to...