Memories of a City

by Soufferance



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 not about those times. This album is about ones feeling of those times gone..."

"Memories of a City" is finally released after over three years of bad luck. To begin with, only months after the songs were recorded, a computer crash lost not only all the recordings but also the original pohotshoot, poster design, artwork, and music video which had all been prepared in promotion for the anticipated album. After a few months of despair, the unmixed recordings were recovered, along with parts of the music video footage. But the photoshoot was lost forever. Re-production started again on the four songs in May of 2012. But the label who had offered to put out the album on digipak CD had folded, so the album was shelved. Month after month the these 40 minutes of ambiance (which he calls "Artbient") sat in Alexandre Julien's "vault".

Abridged Pause Recordings is finally putting an end to the wait, and these are out there for good.

The fifth monument in a series of lurid romanticism.


released October 15, 2014

Music recorded from July 29th 2011 to August 30th 2011 at Mortified Studios.
Produced at the same studio in October of 2011 and again in May of 2012.
Photography by Jeremy Roux
Artwork by Alexandre Julien
All music written and composed by Soufferance and copyrighted under Abridged Pause Publishing.
Soufferance is the creation of Alexandre Julien.

Memories of a City is dedicated to Janie De Jeu.



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