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Collected Works

by raison d’être

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Work of Art 06:30
Destin 08:33


This release (track 1-6) has been replaced by the 2021 expanded edition of The Empty Hollow Unfolds. Remaining 4 tracks are available as bonus download of the 2021 expanded edition of The Stains Of The Embodied Sacrifice.

As the title suggests 'Collected Works' is not an album with new material of raison d'être (Peter Andersson). It is a collection of tracks from between 1999 and 2010 that has appeared on various compilations or other external projects. Surprisingly, 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 images by Martin Bladh (Irm, Skin Area) used for the artwork. His premature death masks sequence is based on different ageing faces of Peter Andersson and works as the perfect façade for this kind of sound-wise journey and exposure.

The Mournful Wounds (2001)
Taken from 'Perception Multiplied... multiplicity unified', Sweden CD 2001 CMI.

Moulding and Destruction I (2001)
Moulding and Destruction II (2001)
Taken from 'Heilige Feuer II', Russia CD 2002 Indiestate distribution.

Mourn Him Yet (2001)
Taken from 'A Final Testimony', Spain 2CD 2004 Sekuencas de Culto (SdC).

Mouldering the Forlorn I (2001)
Taken from 'X-RATED: The DARK Files', The Netherlands CD 2006 Steamin ’ Soundworks.

Mouldering the Forlorn II (2004)
Taken from 'Flowers made of Snow', Sweden 2CD 2004 CMI.

The Luminous Shield (2008)
Taken from 'Compilation for a Cat', Sweden Download Album 2012.

Work of Art (1999)
Taken from Extol from 'Mesmerized', CD 1999 Endtime Productions.
Remix by raison d'être. Original sounds by Extol.

Dead Men's Choir - outro (2004)
Taken from V:28 - ‘SoulSaviour’, CD Vendlus Records, 2005.
Outro by raison d'être.

Destin (2010)
Taken from INsCissorS - 'Destin', CD 2012 by No Angels Prod.
Remix by raison d'être. Original sounds by INsCissorS.


released March 20, 2013

All tracks by Peter Andersson.
Death masks by Martin Bladh.
CD release by Infinite Fog, IF-30.
Digital release is K-14 level mastering (revised 2015).
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres. YA-2014-51 (rev. 2015).


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Raison d'être, formed in 1991 by the sound artist Peter Andersson, has since then supplying listeners with overwhelming dark ambient industrial landscapes of beauty and sorrow, mainly on the now defunct Cold Meat Industry label. Peter Andersson also has a number of side projects including Atomine Elektrine, Bocksholm, Necrophorus, Stratvm Terror, Panzar and more. ... more

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