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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

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

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.


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

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

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.

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)

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Press release:

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

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.

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

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

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

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

raison d’être – Alchymeia – official album teaser 2017

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

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

or for better streaming quality you may go here:

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.

raison d’être & Troum – XIBIPIIO. In and Out of Experience – Pre-order

news Posted on Fri, September 01, 2017 10:52

raison d’être & Troum – ‘XIBIPIIO. In and Out of Experience’ is now ready for pre-order.


This is the second part of the collaboration that started with ‘De Aeris
In Sublunaria Influxu’, released 2015. Based on a notion of the
fascinating Amazonian Piraha tribe, this is an excursion into nine
different micro-worlds of perception and consciousness. Music that
reaches for the eternal, but it only exists in the very moment.

Raison d’être sound sources used and processed by
Troum 2013-2017 (deranged and reframed, morphed and transformed).
Additional material recorded by Troum 2013-2017: guitars, voices,
flutes, accordeon, cello, violin, didgeridoo, dombra, tapes, found
sounds. Final mix by Troum.

K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson.

Graphic design by Marcin Lojek for Rzpaid design. Patternal drawings by Bartosz Zaskorski.

CD released by Transgredient Records, TR-12.

Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2017-89.

Atomine Elektrine – The Second Moon – is now released

news Posted on Fri, December 02, 2016 18:41

Atomine Elektrine – The Second Moon – is now released and available from here:

For at least two centuries there has been ideas about another companion
to Earth, a conception of a second moon orbiting Earth. Mankind has
explored the Universe in many levels and directions, both close and very
far away. We may think we should know all about the heavenly bodies
next door, but it does not seem so. There has been a number of claimed
moons of Earth at least since 1846 and the latest claim was done by Nasa
as late as April 2016. However, no claimed object have had a stabled
orbit around Earth, they have mostly been quasi-satellites, and some
objects have been nothing more than merely illusions. Despite the fact
Earth has no “real” second moon, it is fascinating that we somehow are
still not sure. The subject does not only matters to scientists. The
notion of a second moon is also visible in some popular culture novels,
and now also to Atomine Elektrine.

With The Second Moon Atomine Elektrine turns closer to Earth,
scrutinizing some of the stories of claimed second moons, still firmly
floating around in the unknown domains of space. Organically revolving
vivid layers of cosmic activities are blended with enigmatic fluctuated
sequencing occasionally broken and saturated while orbiting around the
Earth in the search of another satellite. Try yourself, listen and hear
if you can see the second moon.

Atomine Elektrine is a cosmic project by the Swedish Peter Andersson,
most known for the dark ambient industrial project raison d’être.
Atomine Elektrine has done a number of album releases since 1995, the
latest one was the well-acclaimed Laniakea.

CD release presented in a 4-panel digipak with imaginative visuals of a possible second moon.

Digital album (Bandcamp only) includes one bonus track, 2006 RH120,
previously released on ‘Where Words Fail- Music Speaks – A Compilation
For Ania Mehring’

Physical release by Old Europa Café release, OECD235.

Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2016-88.

Please notice that the CD will ship around 12th of December!

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