Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the Mind

by Soufferance

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"Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the Mind" is the first full-length album by Soufferance, Vision. As a single song of 65 minutes (split into three parts specifically to fit on bandcamp) it represents a concept brilliantly crafted by Alexandre Julien.

This album is a dedication to a load of authors that have influenced Alexandre Julien throughout his life, and in this masterpiece, he creates an audio dreamscape that flows like reading a book. In fact this is likely going to become your soundtrack while reading from now on.

These travels are a dedication to the following bright minds; Jonathan Swift, Jules Verne, Victor Hugo, Ernest Hemingway, H.P. Lovecraft, Alexandre Dumas, Charles Baudelaire, Émile Nelligan, Miguel de Cervantes, Moliere, Daniel Defoe, Alexander Pope, Herman Melville, T.H. White, John Steinbeck, Frederick Lawrence Green. This is the first of several books in a series of explanation and self projection.


released 18 June 2009

Alexandre Julien: all music, all instruments, all performance, engineering, remixing, producing.
Recorded January 2007 to June 2009 at Mortified Studios.
Released by Valse Sinistre Productions (valse020) on July 18th 2010.
Artwork by Costin Chioreanu.
All music by Soufferance and published under Abridged Pause Publishing



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Soufferance Montréal, Québec

Soufferance is my personal way of clearing my mind. Most pieces originate during jams of frustration, moments of distress and phases of clinical depression. I do not write this for the general public and perhaps only intellectuals understand these compositions, and so be it; this is MY story. ... more

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Track Name: The Thoughts and Memoirs of Mike Lachaire, First a Strange Individual, and then a Philosopher Part 1
Les gouttes coulent et tombent de la montagne
Sur le sol une érosion se forme
Les sentiments se cachent, les journées passent, les années passent
Enfin le sol s’est engravé, et tout peut maintenant s’effondrer

Une larme scintille, une larme scintille près de ma main
Une voix résonne pour ma pitié
Mais aucun amour ne vient me chercher

En cette faim noire, je souffre de votre beauté
Nous sommes tous morts, mais pas de suite enterrés
Je pense à vous, quand ma vie se remet en question
Mais je ne cesse de vous épargner
La seule ambition est de devenir immortel, et puis de mourir

Je ne suis pas sûr de ce soir,
Mais jamais je n’ai été si seul
La luminance de la lumière scintille dans mes yeux
Et l’ombre qui vient de dehors
Ressemble à mon estomac

Je me demande ce qui me fait ainsi
Mais seule la création peut résoudre cette énigme
Ce voyage à mon manger
Est une vie de tristesse
A chaque soir c’est le même sort
Je n’en peux plus de cette peine
Personne a qui parler, personne pour m’aider

Je te vois qui sourit à ma douleur
Et je me vois mourir de chagrin
Tous les soirs un peu plus loin

Le gouttes qui tombent de mes yeux
Seront les dernières à me mépriser
Une vague lointaine d’un nuage bleu