raison d’être ‘Mise en Abyme’ is now released and available:


Transgredient Records is very proud to release the newest studio-work by
this well known Swedish ambient industrial project, continually
re-newing the dark ambient genre since 1992.’Mise en Abyme’ is the first
raison d’être studio album in over 4 years, following a very special
“initiation concept” with an emphasis on the experience of sequential
psychological states with cathartic effects – diving into the deepest
regions of the subconscious in order to return with a fresh and “empty”
mind. All the previously beloved elements of raison d’êtres music are
here: spacious deep drones, touching sacral choirs, ritualistic sounds
from gongs and bells and other awesome integrated field / object
recordings – all impressively enhanced to reach a new level of masterful
atmospheric composition. Moving from dramatic tension and threatening
uproar to meditative beauty, this near hour long album reveals various
changes and details, while always sounding monolithic (all of one
piece), expressing almost unbearable sensations of melancholy, vastness
and contemplation. The idea behind this album, in the words of the
artist: ” ‘Mise en Abyme’ is an inner journey down to the most hidden
and dark parts of the Self. ‘Mise en Abyme’ literally means ‘placed into
the abyss’ and conceptually the album contains ingredients from ‘The
Divine Comedy’ by Dante or any similar stories/myths around the
katabasis theme. Instead of being linked to religion, history or
morality, it is purely a psychological and therapeutic trip to the
underworld, investigating the subconscious. But even in the darkest and
chaotic places in the depths, there are small shades of light, hope and
understanding; one can be enlightened and purified upon returning to the
conscious world.”