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

newsPosted by Peter Andersson 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

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

newsPosted by Peter Andersson Fri, September 01, 2017 10:52:42
raison d’être & Troum – ‘XIBIPIIO. In and Out of Experience’ is now ready for pre-order.

https://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/xibipiio-in-and-out-of-experience

WILL BE RELEASED ON CD AND DIGITAL AROUND 15 SEPTEMBER! WILL BE RELEASED ON LP LATER IN THE AUTUMN.

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.

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Atomine Elektrine - The Second Moon - is now released

newsPosted by Peter Andersson Fri, December 02, 2016 18:41:55
Atomine Elektrine - The Second Moon - is now released and available from here:

https://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/the-second-moon

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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Atomine Elektrine - The Second Moon - Preview

newsPosted by Peter Andersson Sun, October 09, 2016 11:39:53
Atomine Elektrine - The Second Moon - Preview of the forthcoming album is now available.

https://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/the-second-moon

Scheduled to be released around the end of November!

Track list:
[1] Sepharial's Lilith
[2] 3753 Cruithne
[3] 2016 HO3
[4] Basidium
[5] Green Crescent

Press release:
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.

Physical release by Old Europa Café release, OECD235.
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2016-88.

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Atomine Elektrine - Nebulous - 2CD expanded edition - Pre-order

newsPosted by Peter Andersson Sat, March 12, 2016 11:38:08
Atomine Elektrine - Nebulous - 2CD expanded edition - is now ready for pre-order

https://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/nebulous-expanded

Press release:
Peter Andersson brings Atomine Elektrine to an utterly refined and perfectionist sphere. Nebulous leaves all physical boundaries behind and takes you on a trip through endless space towards unknown deep corners of the cosmos. The sound is widening every moment and the walls of your room seem to disappear. Multi dimensional layers of sound makes this record into a cosmic outburst. A truly out-of-body, deeply layered and dynamic cosmic experience in form of a masterful ambience filled with energy outbursts, synthetic movements, illuminating pulses and algorithmical rhythms. An aural projection for a detailed exploration of nebulas, black holes, exploding stars and unknown deep corners of the cosmos.

Very much influenced by the electronic side of the kraut scene and with the ability of imposing his very own classic trademark, Andersson sets a new stone and makes 'Nebulous', composed in 2005, one of the greatest albums related to this genre since the early 70’s. Peter allowing the ever evolving music to take shape slowly and form amidst the ever changing facades he creates. Truly an amazing achievement.

Originally released in 2007 'Nebulous' is now presented in an expanded version with compilation tracks, earlier bonus material, previously unreleased stuff and also a complete live set earlier only released as a digital album with the title 'Space is an Illusion - Live in Vilnius'.

Presented in a phantom styled 6-panel digipak based on space friendly original art by Hypsis.

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Kisaskräcken - The Red Potato Nose Suite - new project and free album

newsPosted by Peter Andersson Thu, December 31, 2015 00:24:45
to celebrate the last day of the year, here is s a new weird project of mine:

https://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/the-red-potato-nose-suite

Named after a late legendary local dipsomaniac in Boxholm, often found on or lying around his bicycle terrorizing children, Kisaskräcken is another weird project of Peter Andersson. Inexplicable mumbo jumbo electronic sounds from the heart of Boxholm. Some of you may remember the Bocksholm tune The Horror of Kisa, and yes, it's the same scary drunkard we are talking about. He had a big red nose.

The live version of The Red Potato Nose Suite is recorded at Hulterstad Sound, Granforsen/Boxhohlm/Sweden on August the 8th, 2015.

Enjoy the free download!

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space news

newsPosted by Peter Andersson Thu, October 08, 2015 22:45:37
To celebrate the first recorded observation of the Supernova 1604 (also called Kepler's Supernova) on the 9th of October 1604 the new Atomine Elektrine album Laniakea will be released tomorrow! The album is dedicated to the late Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream. Available on CD (Wrotycz Records) and as download album (Yantra Atmopsheres). Pre-sale available now:

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

Press release:
The word Laniakea means the immeasurable heaven: deep, spacious, dark and ostensibly emtpy but still full of energy, matter, structures and bright objects. The same words can be said about the sound on the new studio album by Atomine Elektrine. Further on, the 'Laniakea' album is also characterized by molecular reactions, eroding particles, nuclear fractals, diffused lightwaves and multiversed orbits. Old fashioned modular analogue electronic synthesis combined with modern digital processing is the gravitational focal point on 'Laniakea'. The tracks have mainly sequencer driven narratives with ambient layers of both classic retro styled elements and advanced processed novel sounds.

The origin of the 'Laniakea' album is based on two fundamental occurrences: The definition of the galaxy supercluster Laniakea in 2014 and the decease of the Tangerine Dream mastermind Edgar Froese in 2015. 'Laniakea' is simply a homage to the vastness of space and a eulogy to the kosmische musik that appeared in the early 1970's.

Three bonus tracks (sketches) are included on the CD version (duration 76 minutes) compared to the digital download album (duration 61 minutes). Comes in a 6-panel digipak sleeve with original art by Hypsis.

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