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Daemonum + Daemoniacum

by raison d’être

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pygmymarmosets the silky blackness of this album is exquisite Favorite track: Retrieving The Maternal Cathexis.
Piotr Pochwat
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Piotr Pochwat Beautiful dark music
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Jordan Vauvert Descartes s'acharnait à prouver l'existence de la conscience pour se débarrasser de l'idée d'un malin génie qui voudrait nous manipuler ; raison d'être nous fait embrasser ce génie.
Les voies mystiques sont protéiformes chez Peter Andersson. Dans le double album Daemonum + Daemoniacum, le dark ambiant se fait plus organique avec des chœurs et du piano, comme une experience à même la chair pour réaliser l'existence de notre démon intérieur. Une maïeutique via une musique profonde et magistrale. Favorite track: Daemonium.
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Daemonum marks the 30-years anniversary of raison d'être. With Daemonum raison d'être scrutinizes the secrets of the Shadow; the Anima/Animus archetypes and the manifestation of them as a Soul image. By learning to listen for the voice of our subconscious self, we can call that voice our Daemon, our internal genius that provide guidance, we can find hidden potential within ourselves. Daemonum is the album of the daemons.

Hunting in the shadows, for the hidden and the opposite, Daemonum is another crossing, deep down to the shaded domains of the inner world. Struggling in blindness and oblivion, guidance and protectors are needed to unfold the obscure matters of our unconsciousness.

And to mark this 30th anniversary release, we’re offering an exclusive and limited special edition of Daemonum, a double CD or triple LP which includes a bonus album, "Daemoniacum". Think of Daemoniacum as some sort of anti-polarized version of Daemonum, as if Daemonum was haunted and possessed by a demon. As if the daemon inside is turned into a demonic creature because the host becomes obsessed by the demon. As if the Anima/Animus was intruded and molested or rejected and deformed, infecting the host, causing a different and repressed output. Daemoniacum is the album manifested by the demons.

The digital release now also includes the bonus track 'The Darker Shades Of Transmogrification' which is a special version of the track 'External Transmogrification' released on the 2CD/digital compilation album 'Arcanum Vol. 1 ' , released by Arcane Dirge label in early 2023.


released September 17, 2021

Sounds, structures and K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson 2020.
Artwork by Nihil.

Special edition 2CD of 500 copies in 6-panel digisleeve, matt lamination. 12 Tracks. Running time: CD1 74.56, CD2 40.58.
Special edition 3LP of 300 copies in Trifold sleeve, matt lamination. 12 Tracks. Running time: LP 1&2 73.30 minutes, LP3 39.30.

2CD and 3LP release by Cyclic Law, 178th Cycle.
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2021-101.
Digital files are available in 24-bit quality.


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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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