Finally, ‘In Sadness, Silence and Solitude’
(expanded edition) is released. There is a normal 2CD edition and a very
limited special 7″+2CD edition (hurry up), and it’s also available for
download (including bonus tracks):

Press release:
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 fullength
album of raison d’être and is yet another astonishing dark ambient
industrial masterpiece.

This time, ’In Sadness, Silence an Solitude’ has been considerably
expanded with additional material and made it into a double disc set
featuring a bunch of unique, previously unreleased compositions, live
material and compilation tracks; everything connected to the same period
of time of the original album. In addition, an ultra-limited special
expanded edition with a bonus 7″ vinyl is released containig new
deconstructed versions of two tracks from the original album: ‘In
Absence Of Light’ and The Well Of Sadness’.

’In Sadness, Silence And Solitude’ (expanded edition) is released on 2CD
on the newly formed label Retortae and has been carefully mastered
according to the K-14 level standard for highest possible sound quality.
The disc set comes in a 6-panel cardboard sleeve with freshly designed
artwork, just as ultimately beautiful as the music, almost to the point
of being indescribable; one must experience it to fully comprehend.

Customers who buy ’In Sadness, Silence an Solitude’ 2CD (expanded edition) or 2CD+7″ (expanded edition special) directly from
will get free download tracks; the content of the 7″ vinyl and an
early sketch of ‘Falling Twilight’ (original recording 1997, re-mastered
in 2013.)