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raison d’être expanded editions 2021 now available.

news Posted on Tue, November 23, 2021 17:36:28

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In Sadness, Silence And Solitude (expanded edition 2021)
In Sadness, Silence And Solitude (expanded edition 2021)

raison d’être ‘In Sadness, Silence And Solitude’ [Expanded edition 2021] 2CD/Digital
Mammoth stone walls stretching high into the unknown, dank cellars stewn with bones and ashes. A chill in the lonely night wind disturbed by the utterance of arcane phrases. This is music guaranteed to at least bring about thoughts of mysticism, if it doesn’t produce mystical states outright. This defines the term hauntingly beautiful. ‘In Sadness, Silence And Solitude’, first released in 1997, is the fourth full-length album of raison d’être and is yet another astonishing dark ambient industrial masterpiece.

‘In Sadness, Silence an Solitude’ (expanded edition 2021) is an updated version of the long sold-out expanded edition from 2014. It contains the same tracks but with a fresh new K-14 level mastering presenting the highest possible sound quality.

The Empty Hollow Unfolds (expanded edition 2021)
The Empty Hollow Unfolds (expanded edition 2021)

raison d’être ‘The Empty Hollow Unfolds’ [Expanded edition 2021] 2CD/Digital
The ambience of grim desolation: With ‘The Empty Hollow Unfolds’, originally released 2000 on Cold Meat Industry, the ubiquitous Peter Andersson continues his exploration of internal desolation, be it of a spiritual base or purely of self. ‘The Empty Hollow’ in question seems to be the soul; a soul that has unfolded into a vast, blasted industrial landscape, littered with warehouse debris that solemnly clatters like wind chimes born of refuge. The darkened shadows cast on ‘The Empty Hollow Unfolds’ are of an eerie, almost sinister allegiance, as if the maw at the center of infinity is yawning wide and the haled breath freezes souls; brittle souls that shatter before the immense veracity of such imposing internal devastation. Bones clang over chain-link fences. Metal creaks unsteadily. Bleak is an understatement, as the vast scope of emotions presented here is a sonic lament that lashes the soul. ‘The Empty Hollow Unfolds’ is a grim travelogue from the land where the sun never rises; grievous keyboard passages overlaid by factory noises and the trademark chanting monks turns this into some of the mostunsettling listening since the days of Lustmord’s ‘Paradise Disowned’. The album was voted as the single best release in the history of Cold Meat Industry, making it an important milestone and point of reference.

‘The Empty Hollow Unfolds’ (expanded edition 2021) is an updated version of the long sold-out expanded edition from 2014, now being a double CD release. Disc one contains the same tracks as the previous expanded edition. The additional disc contains session-related compilation tracks (also available on the Collected Works album) and a selection of live tracks from the special expanded edition of ‘The Empty Hollow Unfolds’ from 2014. All material has a fresh new K-14 level mastering presenting the highest possible sound quality. The artwork is, as the earlier editions, styled with the somber industrial photos by Martín Pels.

The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice (expanded edition 2021)
The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice (expanded edition 2021)

raison d’être ‘The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice’ [Expanded edition 2021] 2CD/Digital
‘The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice’ is not only vibrating on the surface of your skin. It is alive and breathing, a creature with a knife that cut deep wounds in your body while your soul shatters for air. It is a psychosomatic and transgressive disease oppressed by a compulsive behaviour manifested in dualities – the one of your body and mind – and states of metamorphoses – mind becomes flesh become wounds become fluids become stains. Play it loud if you want to become the martyr. Play it quiet if you are the innocent victim. There are no levels in-between. Violent and intense, it is a hell of an ordeal, but withstand and you are promised bliss.

‘The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice’ (expanded edition 2021) is an updated version of the long sold-out expanded edition from 2012. It contains four bonus live tracks recorded at Club Resolve, San Dona di Piave, Italy, 2011 and a fresh new K-14 level mastering presenting the highest possible sound quality.



raison d’être ‘Daemonum’ album (178th Cycle) – available for pre-order

news Posted on Tue, June 22, 2021 13:48:38
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raison d’être – Daemonum – Gatefold2LP

https://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/daemonum

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raison d’être – Daemonum – CD

raison d’être ‘Daemonum’ CD/2LP/Digital (178th Cycle) [Standard edition]
Daemonum marks the 30-years anniversary of raison d’être. With Daemonum raison d’être scrutinizes the secrets of the Shadow; the Anima/Animus archetypes and the manifestation of them as a Soul image. By learning to listen for the voice of our subconscious self, we can call that voice our Daemon, our internal genius that provide guidance, we can find hidden potential within ourselves. Daemonum is the album of the daemons.

Hunting in the shadows, for the hidden and the opposite, Daemonum is another crossing, deep down to the shaded domains of the inner world. Struggling in blindness and oblivion, guidance and protectors are needed to unfold the obscure matters of our unconsciousness.

Track list:
01) The Implacable Portal
02) Awaking The Primordial Image
03) The Roots Of Our Weaknesses
04) Inside The Enantiodromia
05) Retrieving The Maternal Cathexis
06) Daemonium

Sounds, structures and K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson 2020.
Artwork by Nihil.

Standard edition CD of 500 copies in 6-panel digisleeve, matt lamination. 6 Tracks. Running time: 74.56.
Standard edition 2LP of 300 copies in Gatefold sleeve, matt lamination. 6 Tracks. Running time: 73.30.


Raisondetre-Daemonum+Daemonicum-Gatefold3LP
raison d’être – Daemonum+Daemonicum – Gatefold3LP

https://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/daemonum-daemoniacum

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raison d’être – Daemonum+Daemonicum – 2CD

raison d’être ‘Daemonum + Daemoniacum’ 2CD/3LP/Digital (178th Cycle) [Special edition]
Daemonum marks the 30-years anniversary of raison d’être. With Daemonum raison d’être scrutinizes the secrets of the Shadow; the Anima/Animus archetypes and the manifestation of them as a Soul image. By learning to listen for the voice of our subconscious self, we can call that voice our Daemon, our internal genius that provide guidance, we can find hidden potential within ourselves. Daemonum is the album of the daemons.

Hunting in the shadows, for the hidden and the opposite, Daemonum is another crossing, deep down to the shaded domains of the inner world. Struggling in blindness and oblivion, guidance and protectors are needed to unfold the obscure matters of our unconsciousness.

And to mark this 30th anniversary release, we’re offering an exclusive and limited special edition of Daemonum, a double CD or triple LP which includes a bonus album, “Daemoniacum”. Think of Daemoniacum as some sort of anti-polarized version of Daemonum, as if Daemonum was haunted and possessed by a demon. As if the daemon inside is turned into a demonic creature because the host becomes obsessed by the demon. As if the Anima/Animus was intruded and molested or rejected and deformed, infecting the host, causing a different and repressed output. Daemoniacum is the album manifested by the demons.

Track list:
Daemonum:
01) The Implacable Portal
02) Awaking The Primordial Image
03) The Roots Of Our Weaknesses
04) Inside The Enantiodromia
05) Retrieving The Maternal Cathexis
06) Daemonium

Daemoniacum:
07) The Reclining Gate
08) Extrication From The Eternal Certitude
09) The Convergence Of Our Strengths
10) External Transmogrification
11) Wasting The Paternal Energy
12) Binding By Oath

Sounds, structures and K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson 2020.
Artwork by Nihil.

Special edition 2CD of 500 copies in 6-panel digisleeve, matt lamination. 12 Tracks. Running time: CD1 74.56, CD2 40.58.
Special edition 3LP of 300 copies in Trifold sleeve, matt lamination. 12 Tracks. Running time: LP 1&2 73.30 minutes, LP3 39.30.

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Atomine Elektrine – The Antikythera Mechanism – 2LP/CD/Digital – available now for pre-order

news Posted on Sun, November 24, 2019 10:55:29

The Antikythera Mechanism 2LP/CD/Digital is now available for pre-order:

http://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/the-antikythera-mechanism

Press release:

A container of all the knowledge about the universe.
The motion of the gears deeply intertwine a link between micro- and macrocosm.
A mechanism that simulates cosmology and senses characteristics of an eclipse, with color, size and associated winds.
Define a question, and there will be a calculated answer, even capable of astral divination.
Is it an all-seeing eye, or perhaps something beyond even that;
a magic entity capable of creating the cosmic events that it is supposed to measure and foretell.
If so, is it by nature auspicious or ominous.
Or is it merely a representation and extension of ourselves and our senses,
trying to reach both the celestial and the intrinsically unobtainable.

Winter-Light warmly welcomes Peter Andersson to our label, with his ‘Atomine Elektrine’ project and a stunning new studio album ‘The Antikythera Mechanism’.

Here we are invited or compelled even, to delve deep into the intricacies and finely tuned mechanics of this mysterious, all-encompassing machine.

Infinitely extending it’s influence across multi-dimensions of time and space, constantly calculating, cogs ever turning, gears whirring, mapping, learning, storing and moving ever onwards. Leaving in it’s wake, a vast ocean of unimaginable cosmic events, left to ripple through time until they too fade away to become yet another click in the eternal cycle of ‘The Antikythera Mechanism’.

© Peter Andersson 2019
© Winter-Light 2019
Cover concept and design by Midnight Sun Studio.

Cantos extracts appearing on the artwork taken from the Swedish ‘Aniara’, a poem by Harry Martinson, 1956.

Difference between the CD/Digital and vinyl version

‘The Antikythera Mechanism’ has a small degree of randomness built-in to the sounds which means that the output of each rendering becomes slightly different. The tracks on the vinyl are of a different rendering than the tracks for the CD/Digital. This is a natural glitch in The Antikythera Mechanism and it is more or less noticeable.

The sounds are the same but the positions in the sounds are time offset in an arbitrary mode. Any further inequalities are due to the fact that a different mastering technique is utilised for the vinyl version, than for the CD/Digital version.

As well as there being a different final rendering for the vinyl version, the DLP also comes with an additional and exclusive track, which clocks in at 19:52.

CD comes in a 6-panel full colour digipak limited to 500 copies.
All sonic fragments and tonalities cosmically geared by Peter Andersson 2018-2019.
K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson 2019.

1 – Arcturus Alpha Boo (10:30)
2 – Metonic Spiral (09:54)
3 – The Exeligmos Pointer (09:31)
4 – Time Dislocated in the Mechanism (09:44)
5 – Epicylic Gearing (10:02)
6 – Fragment F (10:38)

6 tracks with a total running time of 60:19 mins.

Black vinyl DLP comes in a full-colour, 350g paper, gloss-finished gatefold sleeve with black poly-lined inner bags. Limited to 200 copies.
All sonic fragments and tonalities cosmically geared by Peter Andersson 2018-2019.
Pre-mastering by Peter Andersson 2019.

A1 – Arcturus Alpha Boo (10:33)
A2 – Metonic Spiral (10:02)
B1 – The Exeligmos Pointer (09:37)
B2 – Time Dislocated in the Mechanism (09:51)
C1 – Epicylic Gearing (10:07)
C2 – Fragment F (10:40)
D1 – On the Eight of the Anthesterion (19:52)

7 tracks with a total running time of 80:42 mins.

This is the first time that Atomine Elektrine has had a vinyl release.

VINYL VERSION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM ME FOR CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE SWEDEN, GO TO WINTER-LIGHT BANDCAMP PAGE IF YOU WANT TO ORDER THE VINYL. IF YOU LIVE IN SWEDEN AND WANT IT SEND ME A MESSAGE. PRICE IS 28 EURO + POSTAGE.



raison d’être – Après Nous Le Déluge (Trinity Edition) – Digital/2CD -available now for pre-order

news Posted on Sat, October 26, 2019 20:09:59

Après Nous Le Déluge (Trinity Edition) – Digital/2CD is now available for pre-order.

http://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/apr-s-nous-le-d-luge-trinity-edition

Press release:

The dark, atmospheric and energetic mix of choirs, strings, various FX-sounds, heavy drums and tribal sections makes this the seed for the raison d’être sound trademark that begun with the album ‘Prospectus I’ from 1993. Released in 1992 ‘Aprés Nous Le Dèluge’ became the first official output from raison d’être when it went available on the Cold Meat Industry subsidiary label Sound Source.

There are three versions of ‘Aprés Nous Le Dèluge’ and now they have finally all been joined into one complete album release: the Trinity Edition. The original version released on cassette in 1992, first as a private demo tape and soon after slightly slimmed officially on the Cold Meat Industry sub label Sound Source, had many flaws in the recording quality due to bad equipment and poor skills. The remixed version from 1995 was an attempt to make things better. It was a try to recreate the whole album but the mission failed. Only about half of the tracks was possible to recreate and the second half were just the original version treated with equalisation and reverb. Also, many sounds on the remixed tracks were missing thus replaced with new sounds. In 2012 there was a new more serious attempt to recreate the whole album. The intention with the reduxed version was to recreate the energy and feeling of the original version but still making it well balanced and clear in the mix.

Tracklist:
CD1
1) Après Nous Le Déluge – Acte I (redux)
2) Après Nous Le Déluge – Acte II (redux)
3) Raison D’être (redux)
4) The Final Wagon (redux)
5) Moribund (redux)
6) De Profundis (redux)
7) Death Brightens With Sorrow (redux)
8) Paragon Sequence (redux)
9) Ignesco Comburo (redux)
10) Frigus Membra (redux)
11) Memento Mori (redux)
12) Intercourse In The Garden Of Delight When Evil Suddenly Appear And Disappear
13) Après Nous Le Déluge – Acte I (remix)
14) Après Nous Le Déluge – Acte II (remix)
15) Raison D’être (remix)
16) The Final Wagon (remix)
17) Moribund (remix)

CD2
1) De Profundis (remix)
2) Death Brightens With Sorrow (remix)
3) Paragon Sequence (remix)
4) Ignesco Comburo (remix)
5) Frigus Membra (remix)
6) Memento Mori (remix)
7) Après Nous Le Déluge – Acte I
8) Après Nous Le Déluge – Acte II
9) Raison D’être
10) The Final Wagon
11) Moribund
12) De Profundis
13) Death Brightens With Sorrow
14) Paragon Sequence
15) Ignesco Comburo
16) Frigus Membra
17) Memento Mori

All tracks composed by Peter Andersson between 1991 and 1992. K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson 2019.

CD 1 Track 1-11 are recreated reduxed versions that have been restored, re-recorded and mixed in 2012.
CD 1 Track 12 is the original recording from 1992. This track was not part of the original Après Nous Le Déluge material but can be seen as a closely related bonus track.
CD 1 Track 13 to 17 and CD 2 track 1 to 6 are remixed versions from 1995.
CD 2 Track 7 to 17 are original recordings from 1991/1992, transferred from the original master tape.

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Bocksholm – Ironic Discomfort And Cheesy Manners – Digital/CD – Out now!

news Posted on Sat, July 13, 2019 19:51:51

Bocksholm – Ironic Discomfort And Cheesy Manners – Digital/CD 2019 – Yantra Atmospheres, YA201995 is now available.

http://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/ironic-discomfort-and-cheesy-manners

It took four years. First we didn’t dare to do it; to cause a moral disaster. But here we are, and we want to do it and we don’t regret anything because the album has just been released. In 2014 Bocksholm performed live in the outer domains of Boxholm for the first and probably last time. Performing a mashed up ‘Best of’ live-set in front of native clogs audience, amongst inbreeders and the commonly disabled, in the band’s own natural habitat and backyard, it couldn’t be anything but success. Wine and vodka flooded like a deluge in everyones throats, black clogs were thrown on the stage from the very first second, the home-distilling machines went overheated, the women-raping-men rates hit the ceiling of the local ironworks and the ancestor Stenbock himself turned in his grave not only once but six times. Now you can experience the same, if you dare to buy the Ironic Discomfort And Cheesy Manners. Somehow this album will become a homage to the cheese manufacturing in Boxholm, that sadly will stop by the end of 2019 because of greedy owners that found a way to save money by moving the manufacturing too another town far away. After this things will never be the same in Boxholm, a huge loss of cultural identity not only for the town itself but probably also for the Bocksholm project. At least, there will still be iron. Maybe the owners will change their minds when they here this album.

Well, sad enough, we are also happy to announce that included in this album are six selected and never before released tracks performed live in Pawtucket (US) and Poznan (Poland) as part of the World tour in 2014. These special tracks will remain live only tracks.

The CD album comes in a 6-panel cardboard digisleeve displaying the remains of Sweden’s first electric locomotive built in Boxholm 1890.

Tracklist:
01 Scoria
02 The Horror Of Kisa
03 Stenbock And His Diciples
04 Mobil Oil
05 Forging Hammers
06 Birath, The Beast Of The Forge
07 Smiden Utaf Järn Och Stål
08 Pounding The Perpetual Nail
09 The Brittle Dross Of Irony
10 Dairy Exequies
11 Boxholm Seven Minutes After Death
12 The Koeven Nightmare

Executed live by Peter Andersson and Peter Andersson 2014-2015.
All pieces melted and forged by Peter Andersson and Peter Andersson 1998-2014.
K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson 2019.
Artwork designed by Peter Andersson based on photos of the remains of Sweden’s first electric locomotive built in Boxholm 1890.

Track 01-06 recorded on 8 August 2015 at Hulterstad Sounds Festival, Granforsen, Boxholm, Sweden.
Track 07-10 recorded on 17 October 2014 at Machines with Magnets, Pawtucket RI, USA.
Track 11-12 recorded on 29 March 2014 at Wrotycz Records 10 Years Anniversary Festival, Poznan, Poland.

CD and digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2019-95. Digital files are available in 24-bit quality.

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raison d’être – Anima Caelum – Digital/2CD -available now for pre-order

news Posted on Wed, April 17, 2019 12:18:13

Anima Caelum – Digital/2CD is now available for pre-order.

http://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/anima-caelum-2

Press release:

Alive and apocalyptic; unique live moments spanning from 2014 to 2017
compiled into a heavenly exposure with gloomy trails and path towards
darkness.

Anima Caelum contains both complete live sets and selection of tracks
from live recordings by raison d’être, from performances stretching from
the world tours of 2014-2015 to the very unique moment at the
once-in-a-lifetime event Cold Meat Industry 30 years Anniversary Live in
2017 performing one track from each of his Cold Meat Industry studio
albums. This is apocalyptic music that can bring life to heaven!

Originally released on Old Europa Cafe as a double MC in 2018, now
revised and remastered for CD-format and optimum sound quality.

The download version of the album also includes the remaining tracks from the Anima Caelum 2MC release as bonus.

Scheduled release date is April 30, 2019.

Track 1 – 10 recorded live at Cold Meat Industry 30
years Anniversary Live, at Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-11-04, with
edits and overdubs to correct problems.

Track 11 recorded live at Bolkow Castle Party, Bolkow, Poland, 2015-07-18.

Track 12 – 13 recorded live at Cleveland Radio show, Levelland, US, 2014-10-23.

Track 14 – 20 recorded live at Jerusalem, Israel, 2015-05-09.

Track 21 recorded live at Montreal, Canada, 2014-10-15.

Track 22 recorded live at Poznan, Poland, 2014-03-29.

Track 23 recorded live at Miami, US, 2014-10-30.

Bonus tracks:

Track 24 recorded live at Belveders Ultra-Drive, Pittsburgh, US, 2014-10-21.

Track 25 recorded live at Schlagstrom Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2014-08-03.

Track 26 – 27 recorded live at Bolkow Castle Party, Bolkow, Poland, 2015-07-18.

Track 28 recorded live at Cold Meat Industry 30 years Anniversary Live, at Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-11-04.

All music by Peter Andersson 1991-2017.

Recorded live 2014-2017.

K-14 level mastering.

2CD release by Old Europa Cafe, OECD300.

Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2019-94.

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raison d’être – Alchymeia – Digital/CD/2LP -available now for pre-order

news Posted on Wed, January 10, 2018 17:20:43

Alchymeia – Digital/CD/2LP is now available for pre-order.

https://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/alchymeia-2

Digital album is available in 24-bit 96 khz quality! (Flac/Wav/Aiff)

Please note: if you live outside Sweden and want the 2LP you have to order directly from Cyclic Law.
If you are from Sweden and want the 2LP you have to send me an message
and I put you on a list (it will not be sold via my Bandcamp store).

Press release:

It’s with great honour that we present the latest album by Swedish dark ambient stalwart raison d’être.

This time Peter Andersson scrutinizes the paths of Carl Gustav Jung’s
notions of archetypes and the individuation process. Just like Mise en
Abyme, the previous raison d’être album from 2014, Alchymeia is diving
deep down to the shadows of the unconsciousness, and back to a dawn of
the true Self. Confronting the shadow within is the darkest time of
despair. There seems no way forward, only down. All is blackening and
decomposed. Suddenly, through an enantiodromia, the ever deepening
descent into the unconscious transmogrifies and becomes gradually
illuminated. The melancholia is being purified. Alchymeia is in a sense
the “raison d’être” of raison d’être, a shadowy journey
through our unconscious the individuation process and archetypes. This
release also marks the first time a raison d’être album will be
available on the vinyl format. Artwork by Nihil.

CD edition of 500 Copies in 6 panel Digisleeve. 4 Tracks. Running Time 71:06

Vinyl edition of 200 Copies in Gatefold Double LP. 4 Tracks. Running Time 71:06

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raison d’être – Alchymeia – official album teaser 2017

news Posted on Wed, December 13, 2017 18:12:52

Today we celebrate the bearer of light so I want to enlighten you with this:

https://youtu.be/SwJQRz3ZWdA

or for better streaming quality you may go here:

https://vimeo.com/user75647036/alchymeia

The new album will be released by Cyclic Law on CD / 2LP / Download on the 31st of January 2018. Pre-sales will be
available from early January directly from raison d’être Bandcamp store
and Cyclic Law Bandcamp store and website. Artwork by Nihil. Music
and video by raison d’être.

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