This is the the official raison d'être web site for the sound designer Peter Andersson, who is a composer within the dark ambient, industrial, noise, electronic and experimental fields since 1988. The site hosts information on activities within all Peter's music projects including raison d'être, Stratvm Terror, Necrophorus, Bocksholm, Atomine Elektrine, Panzar, Svasti-ayanam, Cataclyst, Grismannen, Peter Andersson and Yantra Atmospheres (label).
- raison d'être - 'In Sadness, Silence and Solitude' (expanded edition) 2CD / (expanded edition special) 2CD+7" Retortae 2013.
Mammoth stone walls stretching high into the unknown, dank cellars stewn with bones and ashes. A chill in the lonely night wind disturbed by the utterance of arcane phrases. This is music guaranteed to at least bring about thoughts of mysticism, if it doesn't produce mystical states outright. This defines the term hauntingly beautiful, this is yet another astonishing dark ambient industrial masterpiece. 'In Sadness, Silence an Solitude', originally released in 1997, has now been considerably expanded with bonus material including previously unreleased bonus tracks, live and compilation tracks. K-14 level mastered.
- raison d'être - 'Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations' (redux) 2CD Old Europa Café 2013.
'Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations' takes the listener deep below the world of the ordinary into the catacombs of the subconscious, the worlds lying within us so few ever live to explore. This is music meant to stimulate the mind, to inspire one in their explorations of self and solitude. This is music for society whose spirituality has been rendered impotent: Soaking in this world, one is left with the impression of overwhelming sadness and profound desolation. This is the sound of all hope nullified.
Restored, re-recorded, K-14 mastered, including a second disc with extra tracks. Artwork photos by Martín Pels.
- raison d'être - 'Enthralled by the Wind of Loneliness' (redux version) CD Old Europa Café 2013.
Unveiled, the verge of the silence, the voice of the shadow; the cynosure of the psyche is trembling for the essential breath. A subliminal reborn of invisible light strikes the eyes as the underpass appears in the essence and escarps into the esoteric realm of the source of life. A subliminal summon from disappearing heart enthralls the wind of loneliness. Lost spirit leaves deep traces behind as the path is revealing. Circle within circle the lingering path transubstantiates ostensibly, into a revolving contemplation.
Restored, re-recorded, K-14 mastered, with extra tracks.
raison d'être - 'Collected Works' (collection) CD Infinite Fog 2013.
'Collected Works' is a collection album containing tracks between 1999 and 2010 taken from various compilations or other external projects. Suprisingly, despite the collection fact, these tracks form together a unity like if they were material for a conceptual album and presents a memorandum of a past. Death, decay, melancholia and sadness is the common attributes and this is also beautifully rendered in the artwork images by Martin Bladh (Irm, Skin Area). His premature death masks sequence is based on different aging faces of Peter Andersson and works as the perfect facade for this kind of soundwise journey and exposure.
- Necrophorus - 'Samadhi' Download album Yantra Atmospheres 2013.
The 'Samadhi' album is in one sense very animalistic, but in another sense highly spiritual. The sound sources are mainly based on animals (dog/cat) with additional acoustic and synthetic elements. Those animal sounds may at a first glance feel raw and untamed but the layers and structures in the compositions put it rather into an opposite direction of serenity and sublimity, all embraced by an aura of ritual touch. The tracks included on 'Samadhi' are not new. 'Yoga' part 1 and 2 were originally released on the 10" vinyl picture disc 'Yoga' in 1997 and 'Spiritcatcher' was originally available on the compilation CD 'The Dark Ages - The Final Chapter' in 1998. 'Yoga long version' is an extended, previously unreleased mix of the Yoga material from 2003. All tracks are re-mastered according to the K-14 level standard. 'Samadhi' is available as free download, only from the raison d'être bandcamp webshop.
- Stratvm Terror - 'M/S Stubnitz Live Rehearsal 1998' Download album Yantra Atmospheres 2013
We found this recording hidden deep in the archive on an audio cassette marked nothing but Dodsdomd. Indeed, the first side contained a recording from the Swedish noise artist Dodsdomd. But the content of the second side, we soon discovered, was a set of Stratvm Terror tracks for a live performance at the Nursery Festival in Stockholm in 1998. This particular recording was done at the rehearsal (we only did one) some days earlier. The tracks are not unique. Still, we thought it might be interesting to share this to the world. Free download!
- raison d'être - 'Mise en Abyme' CD Transgredient Records 2014.
- 5 April 2014, raison d'être and Bocksholm @ Wrotycz Records 10 Years Anniversary Festival, Poznan, Poland.
Festival with raison d'être / Bocksholm / Contemplatron / Spiritual Front / Antlers Mülm and more.
- 19 April 2014, raison d'être @ The Valhalla Festival, at Hallarna, Norrkoping, Sweden.
Festival with raison d'être / In Slaughter Natives / Desiderii Marginis / Beyond Sensory Experience / Letum / Lost In The Woods.