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 - '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.
- Peter Andersson - 'Music for Film and Exhibition 3' CD Wrotycz Records 2013.
This is a different experience! It's very concrete and figurative, and in some cases almost natural, but then always with a twist turning it into something enigmatic rather than just the plain sounds alone. Exhibition music can be difficult to describe because they really need to be presented and experienced in their original context. The key to understand the exhibition music presented here lies in the order of sounds and their combinations in layers, and alterations through time. It makes the listener coming closer to the sounds, to investigate in their meanings and roles within the given frames. It's like being a sound detective.
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.
raison d'être - 'Prospectus I' (redux version) 2CD Old Europa Café 2013.
A stunning blend of the modern soft gothic sound and the timeless chants of Catholic rituals. It is at once a beautiful sound, yet also filled with melancholy. Archaic layers of string sounds, bells and choirs are intermingling with heavy drums and industrial loops creating an unsettling and threatening background atmoshere whilst spleen and sweetness forms the foreground. Now available as a reduxed 2CD album, all tracks has been restored, re-recorded and carefully mixed to maintain the true atmosphere of the original album but with the modern standards for high quality audio.
raison d'être - 'The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice' 2CD expanded edition / 3CD expanded edition (special) Ewers Tonkunst 2012.
Play it loud if you want to become the martyr. Play it quiet if you are the innocent victim. There are no levels in-between. Violent and intense, it is a hell of an ordeal, but withstand and you are promised bliss. This re-release of 'The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice' studio album from 2009 has been expanded with an extra disc with 60 minutes of previously unreleased early versions of the original album tracks. There is even an ultra-limited special edition containing a third disc: a recording of the live performance in Moscow on the 12th of October 2012, available for the first time on CD.
Bocksholm - 'Caged Inside the Beast of the Forge' CD Wrotycz Records 2013.
The two drunken bastards from Bocksholm are finally back with a new album and this time they have unleashed the Beast. Any mythological idea that Boxholm has become a great peaceful Eden is from now on eternally disproved. No one is safe anymore, not even the horror of Kisa. Birath - the Beast of the forge - is back and we are all captives inside his devilish mind, at least for 60 minutes after pressing play. Enjoy with a bottle of moonshine.
- raison d'être - 'Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations' (redux version) 2CD Old Europa Café 2013.
- raison d'être - 'In Sadness, Silence and Solitude' (expanded edition) 2CD Ewers Tonkunst 2013.
- 5-6 July 2013. raison d'être / Bocksholm @ Hradby Samoty IV festival, Castle Veveri, Brno, Czech Republic.
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