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In Sadness, Silence And Solitude (expanded edition 2021)

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La Soñadora Insomne
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La Soñadora Insomne Another masterwork created by raison d'être. What I like the most about this album, and what distinguishes it from the early releases "Prospectus I", and "Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations" is the melancholic atmosphere that is highlighted by the omnipresent Gregorian chants in raison d'être's work, and the calm rhythm. Favorite track: The Well Of Sadness.
Dario Zeo
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Dario Zeo an absolute masterpiece, I can listen to this album forever! Favorite track: Reflecting In Shadows.
Laurent vandenSmilde
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Laurent vandenSmilde As an "old" goth/wave person I only heard the band name Raison d'être. But not the music. Never heard the music in the 80's. Now this vinyl makes me curious, these 2 tracks sound lovely, specialy for the autumn and winter that is coming. I do hope it will be shipped in 2021 and not 2014, what the message in bandcamp said after purchasing it... :-) Favorite track: In Absence Of Light.
Procession 03:27
Mantra 06:28
Reflections 07:25


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. 'In Sadness, Silence And Solitude', first released in 1997, is the fourth full-length album of raison d'être and is yet another astonishing dark ambient industrial masterpiece.

'In Sadness, Silence an Solitude' (expanded edition 2021) is an updated version of the long sold-out expanded edition from 2014. It contains the same tracks but with a fresh new K-14 level mastering presenting the highest possible sound quality.

Digital files are available in 24-bit quality.

Customers who buy ’In Sadness, Silence an Solitude’ (expanded edition 2021) directly from my Bandcamp store (this webshop) will get free download tracks:
23 In Absence Of Light (Deconstructed)
24 The Well Of Sadness (Deconstructed)
25 Falling Twilight (Early Sketch)

Tracks on the double vinyl edition (Cyclic Law 140thCycle / Old Europa Cafe OELP030):
LP 1 Side A:
1. Reflecting In Shadows
2. In Absence Of Light
3. The Verge Of Somnolence

LP 1 Side B:
4. The Well Of Sadness
5. Deep Enshrouded
6. Procession
7. Through An Arcane Passage (Live)

LP 2 Side C:
8. Falling Twilight
9. Passing Inner Shields

LP 2 Side D:
10. Forgotten Mound
11. Mantra
12. Reflections
13. A Thousand Eyes


released November 23, 2021

All music by Peter Andersson © 1996-1997.
In Sadness, Silence And Solitude (expanded edition 2021) layout and K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson in 2021.

Track 1-6 originally released on 'In Sadness, Silence And Solitude' CD by Cold Meat Industry (CMI.57), 1997.
Track 7-8 originally released on 'In Sadness, Silence And Solitude' CD reissue by C.M.I. (CMI.157), 2006.
Track 9 originally released on 'In Sadness, Silence And Solitude' Expanded Edition Double-CD by Retortae (elixir 4), 2014.
Track 10 originally released on 'The Absolute Supper' CD-compilation by C.M.I. (CMI.50), 1997.
Track 11-12 originally released on 'Funeral Songs' CD-compilation by Crowd Control Activities (Crowded 26) / Release Entertainment (RR 6507-2), 2001.
Track 13-15, 22 originally released on 'In Sadness, Silence And Solitude' Expanded Edition Double-CD by Retortae (elixir 4), 2014.
Track 16 originally released on 'Collective Archives' Double-CD by C.M.I. (CMI.68), 1999.
Track 17-21 originally released on 'Lost Fragments' Double-CD by C.M.I. (CMI.109), 2002.

Physical 2CD release 2021 by Old Europa Cafe, OECD301. Digital release 2021 by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2021-102.

Vinyl release December 2020 by Cyclic Law 140thCycle / Old Europa Cafe OELP030. Mastered for vinyl by Peter Andersson 2018.


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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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