raison d’être – metamorphyses (expanded edition) 2CD/Download now released! Available from here:


From the press release:
Transformation is the key to the psyche. It unlocks the hidden domains
inside us and finds the paths to inner wisdom. ’Metamorphyses’ is a
journey into the deep inner self; a drama of the sublime and
trancendental transformation of the psyche through a katabasis ritual
presented in six transitional stages slowly moving towards completion.
’Metamorphyses’ is the key to the psyche.

Hypnotic, introspective and yet more difficult. Being the seventh
fullenght album from raison d’être, ’Metamorphyses’ is in many aspects
different from previous works by Peter Andersson. The organic flow and
the use of drones has been extended, creating a varied output of both
calm/meditative and harsh/intense sound structures. The transformation
in sound is also present in the perceived emotions. Demanding, tempting
and deceptive are only a few elements that characterize the ordeal the
listener has to withstand.

The expanded double CD edition of ‘Metamorphyses’ contains the original
album remastered according to the K-14 leevel standard. Additonally, two
previosuly unreleased early sketches from the ‘Metamorphyses’ session
has been added to the first disc. The second disc contains a selection
of previously unreleased live recordings from performances made between
2006-2008 in Sofia, Gent, Salzburg, Alkmaar and Budapest. Comes in a
6-panel digipak with original art by Kati Astraeir.