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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.


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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