A weak impulse
I've seen the end
It was beautiful
The wolves are coming
Rains unyeilding the tide is rising sleep unending
Save your pity for someone worthy we have aged beyond our days
I build stairs that take me to the sun its embers are fading and something must be done
Aailing the seas of knowledge
Lord, I see
In the inner side of me
Sailing the seas of knowledge
Lord, fix my losen ropes
Lord, show me how to bind them
Lord, I see it in my arms
The inner side of me
Fill my sails
Lord won't save me
If I don't do it on my own
“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 support Abridged Pause Recordings and our future releases by donating an amount when you download this compilation.
Original press release post:
Well, it’s finally here! The very first release by Abridged Pause Recordings! It took months to put together, but I’ll tell you, it was worth it! It was worth the wait, the pain, and the struggle.
What we’ve got here to offer is a 13 songs digital compilation featuring 13 exclusive songs by various post-metal, post-rock, post-black metal and ambient bands. All these songs were either recorded or pulled out from the shadows especially for this release. So were damn honored to offer these to you.
Now this idea originally started out in late 2008, where I had decided to close down my last label Mortification Records and focus on a new label. Thus came Abridged Pause Recordings, and the first band to be signed was Dreams of the Drowned. However their album would not be ready for almost a year, so I had to find a way to get something out until then. I thought about putting together a compilation for a couple months and finally settled that the idea could be good, considering everything would be exclusive. So I put together a roster of bands, which was completed in February of 2009. I sent it to a friend who was supposed to master the whole works, and he told me some of the tracks were not top notch material. So those songs were scraped, and I must admit I ended up keeping only about 1/4 of the stuff I was sent. So I set out again to find better bands who really represented the vision that APR whad. Finally in April 2009 a new roster was completed and this time I sent it to Adam Kennedy to get them mastered. He right away fell in love with the whole work, so I knew I had something good. The works was ready by June, but I was attacked by delays on the website, and the compilation ended up not coming out until late August. Well I must say that I am extremely proud that this is now out to the public and I cannot stress enough how much I want everyone to hear this stuff.
released August 24, 2009
Mastered by Adam Kennedy at Vital Philosophy
Artwork by Vicent Casar at Unreal Visions
Compilation compiled by Alexandre Julien
APR1 – August 24th, 2009
All songs released exclusive to Abridged Pause Recordings and registered to Abridged Pause Publishing
Music by Pet Slimmers of the Year
Guitar by Scott Gowan
Bass and guitar by Steve McKenna
Drums and percussions by Dale Vinten
Recorded at Jigsaw Studios, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, UK by Tom Savage in September 2008
Music by Black Sand and Starless Nights
Guitar and bass by William Kachersky
Drums by Mike Vassallo
Keyboards, engineered and produced by Patrick Poblete at Frozenn Studio, New Jersey in 2005
"In The Woods Of Silence"
Music by Somnam
Piano, samples, engineered and produced by Antti Vaheri
"They Sculpt Eyes And You"
Music by Tower
Guitars by Sébastien "Seb" Mollo and Antoine Babino
Bass by Florent "Flo" Tabouret
Drums by Guillaume "Guim's" Quere
Engineered and mixed by Jean Louis Esvan at Capricorn's Studio, Lorient, France in August 2008
"Battle Of Öland"
Music by Omega Centauri
Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, samples, engineered and produced by Thomas Vallely
Music by Parabstruse
Guitar, samples, engineered and produced by Garry Brents at GAB Recordings, Texas in January 2009
Music by Black Autumn
Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, sampling, engineered and produced by Michael Krall at The Lair, Germany in 2009.
Music by Dying Sun
Vocals and lyrics by Bryan Chew and Dan Dillon
Guitars by Bryan Chew
Bass by Dan Dillon
Drums by Matt Day
Recorded and mixed by Bryan Chew, in Frederick, Maryland in winter 2009
"Une Longue Marche"
Music by Smohalla
Vocals, guitar and drums by Slo
Bass and backing vocals by Camille Giraudeau
Programming and samples by A.L.
Engineered by Camille Giraudeau and Slo
Produced by Slo
"Past Changing Fast"
Music by Kailash
Guitar and bass by Marco Basili
Drums by Andrea Basili
Mixed by Damiano Minghetti at Hombrelobo Studio, Rome, Italy in January 2009
"Le Fin Absolute Du Monde"
Music by Feos
Guitar, drums, engineered and produced by Iason Roumkos
Music by Last Minute to Jaffna
Vocals and lyrics by Valerio Damiano
Guitars by Valerio Damiano and Danilo Battocchio
Bass by Paolo Fazio
Drums by Andrea Pellegrino
Engineered by Danilo Battocchio at Deepest Sea Studio, Turin, Italy in May 2009
Mixed by Lorenzo Stecconi at Locomotore Studio, Rome, Italy in May 2009
"Holy Nothing \ Nothing Holy"
Music by Semiosis
Noise by Alexandru Seidiu
Guitar by Şerban Ilicevici
Drums by Alexandru Seidiu and Şerban Ilicevici