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

newsPosted by Peter Andersson Sat, July 13, 2019 19:51:51
Bocksholm - Ironic Discomfort And Cheesy Manners - Digital/CD 2019 - Yantra Atmospheres, YA201995 is now available.

http://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/ironic-discomfort-and-cheesy-manners

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.

Tracklist:
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.

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

newsPosted by Peter Andersson Wed, April 17, 2019 12:18:13

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

http://raisondetre.bandcamp.com/album/anima-caelum-2

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

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.

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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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