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The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice (expanded edition 2021)

by raison d'être

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'The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice' is not only vibrating on the surface of your skin. It is alive and breathing, a creature with a knife that cut deep wounds in your body while your soul shatters for air. It is a psychosomatic and transgressive disease oppressed by a compulsive behaviour manifested in dualities - the one of your body and mind - and states of metamorphoses - mind becomes flesh become wounds become fluids become stains. 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.

'The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice' (expanded edition 2021) is an updated version of the long sold-out expanded edition from 2012. It contains four bonus live tracks recorded at Club Resolve, San Dona di Piave, Italy, 2011 and a fresh new K-14 level mastering presenting the highest possible sound quality.

Digital files are available in 24-bit quality.

The digital album contains some additional bonus tracks (remaining tracks from the collection album Collected Works that was not added to disc 2 of the Empty Hollow Unfolds 2021 release).
19. The Luminous Shield
20. Work of Art
21. Dead Men's Choir
22. Destin


released November 23, 2021

All music by Peter Andersson © 2009- 2011.
Layout and K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson in 2021.
Original artwork by Hypsis.

Track 1-8 originally released on 'The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice' CD by Cold Meat Industry (CMI.2002), 2009.
Track 9-10 previously unreleased. Recorded at Club Resolve, San Dona di Piave, Italy, 2011.
Track 11-16 originally released on 'The Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice' Expanded Edition Double-CD by Ewers Tonkunst / Indiestate Distribution (HHE 035 CD / IST 088 CD), 2012.
Track 17-18 previously unreleased. Recorded at Club Resolve, San Dona di Piave, Italy, 2011.

Physical 2CD release 2021 by Old Europa Cafe, OECD303. Digital release 2021 by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2021-104.

The bonus tracks:
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.


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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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