newsPosted by Peter Andersson Mon, July 20, 2015 13:22:42
atomine elektrine - elemental severance redux 2CD / download is now available in my bandcamp webshop.
Labelled as 'new-age-sacro-trance' at the time, 'Elemental Severance'
actually shows a wide spectrum of electronic styles resulting in a
hybrid, yet cohesive masterwork. From trancey rhythms and dreamy, sacral
ambiences to occasional male/female choirs, melancholic melodies and
well inserted samples. As if the imaginary past and present could touch
each other, everything is involved by a majestic, unique surreal
atmosphere, producing gorgeous sounds that leaves you truly mesmerized.
This expanded double disc redux version of 'Elemental Severance'
original album, first released on Cold Meat Industry in 1995, has been
carefully re-recorded and mixed in 2015 for a more enhanced and
contemporary experience. The extensive extra material, taken from the
same recording sessions as 'Elemental Severance', has in part been
reduxed else transfered from original master recordings.
Download also includes six bonus tracks
newsPosted by Peter Andersson Sat, May 02, 2015 19:32:29
Atomine Elektrine - 'Leftfield' - Free digital album now availablehttp://webshop.raison-detre.info/album/leftfield
Leftovers compiled. Experimental electronic adventures created as test
recordings for evaluating equipment. The tracks are not unique since
they have been released before, but because of the kind of leftovers the
are they did not fit into the concept of those releases. So, a
dedicated concept album with only the experimental leftover tracks alone
suited better. Free and happy download.
Released 24 April 2015
All music by Peter Andersson.
Track 01-06 composed 1997-1998. Original release on ‘Atom Xtension’
CD-R, Yantra Atmospheres 1999. Also available on 'Binomial Fusion' 2CD
on Essence Music 2004.
Track 07-08 composed 2003. Original release on ‘Zektor X’ Download album, Yantra Atmospheres 2010.
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2015-81.
newsPosted by Peter Andersson Sat, March 28, 2015 13:10:15
Free download of Dementia - 'Limbus (revisited)' 1991http://webshop.raison-detre.info/album/limbus-revisited
'Limbus (revisited)' Peter Andersson goes back to the year 1991 and
select the best moments from an early demo tape by his Dementia-project.
The original demo contains 20 tracks, so half of them are included in
this revisit. The last track became an unique bonus track copied to the
master-tape alone a month later after the actual release. So the track,
which was obviously not treated with care concerning the quality, was
never included in the 1991 edition. The vocals of that last track is
written and performed by Johanna Rosenqvist (KOEFF, Institut).
Dementia was a project by Peter Andersson existing only in 1991. Influences came from EBM, Synthpop, Techno and Industrial.
Released 20 March 2015
Music by Peter Andersson 1991. K-14 mastering 2015.
Lyric and vocals on 'Fasces (vocal)' by Johanna Rosenqvist 1991.
Original released on May 21, 1991, as 'Limbus' MC (demo), B.o.C.a.t-003.
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres. YA-2015-80.
newsPosted by Peter Andersson Mon, December 22, 2014 18:26:33
Christmas and New Year I have released a free download album as a gift
to the world. Dementia is a project I had in 1991. This is low-fi 8-bit
music is made on a Atari 1040STE and Noistracker software. The Atari
desktop inspired artwork may be the ugliest I have ever done. Enjoy
anyway, it's free!
This is a homage to the Atari 1040STE computer and the Noisetracker software!
When I started making music with help of a computer this was my first
setup and 'The Noisetracker Sessions' contains the complete collection
of tracks that I made with Noisetracker. This is not the high quality
music you are used to hear from Peter Andersson. The sounds used in this
music is clearly low resolution 8-bit mono. At this point raison d'être existed only in
theory, but just a few weeks after working with Noisetracker I bought a
multi-timbral synthesizer and used Steinberg 12 software (soon replaced by Steinberg 24 Pro), and that marked
the real start of raison d'être.
Dementia was a project by Peter Andersson existing only in 1991.
Influences came from EBM, Synthpop, Techno and Industrial. I'm pretty
sure this is very weird music for most of us. Anyhow, it is a
documentation of a strange moment in the music career of Peter
Track 01-02 taken from Suffering Deaths Agony In Affliction, MC 1991, B.o.C.a.t-004.
Track 03-08+10+23+26+28-29 taken from Subhumans, MC 1991, B.o.C.a.t-002.
Track 09+13-16+18+20+22+24-25+27 taken from Lost Recipes Now Recovered, MC 1991, B.o.C.a.t-009.
Remaining tracks are previously unreleased.
All tracks made by Peter Andersson in 1991 using Atari 1040STE computer and Noisetracker software.
K-14 level mastering 2014 from original 2-channel MC master tapes.
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2014-79.
newsPosted by Peter Andersson Sat, November 29, 2014 18:19:07
It's now possible to pre-order raison detre - 'Tales from the Tabula Rasa' (early work 1988-1991). Available as 2CD and digital download, also including 6 bonus tracks only for customers who buy directly from the raison d'être bandcamp store:http://webshop.raison-detre.info/album/tales-from-the-tabula-rasa-early-work-1988-1991
1: This is not a new album!
2: This does not sound like raison d'être!
3: This is raison d'être from another time and world!
'Tales from the Tabula Rasa' presents raison d'être in its earliest form, when there was no past and only future. This was the birth of raison d'être and the creative music mind of Peter Andersson. In one way it can be seen as the first particles to the seed that later became the established raison d'être sound in the 1990's. In the other way it can be seen as the evil twin seed that was left to die in an early stage, like if it was a stillborn or an infanticide. Nevertheless it is a period of time that can not completely be forgotten; a time when the first chapter of raison d'être was written. The music is heavily influenced by ancient myths, legends, religion, philosophy and history. The output is referred to tales rather than songs. There is a story told in each and every sequence.
Most of the material is previously unreleased on CD but some are known from the collection album 'Reflections From the Time of Opening'. Almost all the tracks are taken from three unofficial cassette releases from 1991, the year when raison d'être was born. A small portion is even earlier,from a pre-raison d'être project called D:Combe, active between 1988-1990. All material has been reworked in 2014. To the large extent the tracks are still the same, only some very annoying sounds or parts have been removed, and some orchestral sound samples have been replaced with better and more expressive versions. Five tracks from the original cassettes were exluded on the CD-set since they were too irritating. The exclusion made place for the D:Combe material which has been undergoing a more cosmetic treatment through a harmonized reverb becoming more hypnotic and dronelike. The fragments presented here are from the most experimental recordings, and the normal D:Combe sound was far from this, but still very primitive. Also changed is a pair of known track titles, they have returned to their original idea of spelling.
'Tales from the Tabula Rasa' contains 150 minutes of music and comes in a 6-panel Digipak enriched with photos by Roman Sirotin and painting by Jennifer Gordon and Roman Sirotin.
All music by Peter Andersson 1988-1991. Reworked 2014. K-14 level mastering.
Physical 2CD release by Old Europa Café, OECD200.
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2014-71.
newsPosted by Peter Andersson Wed, November 05, 2014 19:55:43
raison d'être - metamorphyses (expanded edition) 2CD/Download now released! Available from here:http://webshop.raison-detre.info/album/metamorphyses-expanded
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.raison-detre.info
newsPosted by Peter Andersson Fri, September 19, 2014 18:10:42
UPCOMING GIGS - Autumn/Winter 2014
raison d'être / BDN / Deutsch Nepal tour:
Oct 15 Montreal, QC - CASA DEL POPOLOhttps://www.facebook.com/events/294977320627103
Oct 17 Pawtucket, RI - MACHINES WITH MAGNETShttps://www.facebook.com/events/249977845194103
Oct 18 Brooklyn, NY - THE ACHERONhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1474160852800053
Oct 19 Philadelphia, PA - KUNG FU NECKTIEhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1457189457855083
Oct 21 Pittsburgh, PA - BELVEDERES ULTRA-DIVEhttps://www.facebook.com/events/465279526939148
Oct 23 Cleveland, OH - NOW THAT'S CLASShttps://www.facebook.com/events/564287880354922
Oct 25 Chicago, IL - CLUB RECTUMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/307555979402763
Oct 28 Denton, TX - RUBBER GLOVEShttps://www.facebook.com/events/409861079149279
Oct 29 Austin, TX - ELYSIUMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/265023053674745
Oct 30 Miami, FL - GRAMPShttps://www.facebook.com/events/1466121653644228
Nov 15 Moscow, Russia - SHOKOLADNAYA FABRIKAhttps://www.facebook.com/events/532164160262108
Dec 6 London, UK - THE DOMEhttps://www.facebook.com/events/680263258679204raison-detre.info
newsPosted by Peter Andersson Mon, May 26, 2014 21:31:39
raison d'être - requiem for abandoned souls (expanded edition) 2CD/Download now released! Available from here:http://webshop.raison-detre.info/album/requiem-for-abandoned-souls-expanded
From the press release:First escorted and abandoned by dark spirits, you wander alone through
pitch-blackness, following sounds you'd rather run from then to. But
there is no other place to go but down, deeper and further. Filled with
such extreme talent and understanding in the ways of the desolate decay
that eats away at the very structure of mankind. The music becomes a
pulsating, throbbing entity that comes sobbing out of your speakers only
to lament the crumbling states of whatever you are stressed about at
that moment. The expanded edition contains the original disc with bonus
track and a second disc with various live material from 2003-2004.raison-detre.info