Raison d'être - Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations [2LP]
'Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations' takes the listener deep below the world of the ordinary into the catacombs of the subconscious, the worlds lying within us so few ever live to explore.
This is music meant to stimulate the mind, to inspire one in their explorations of self and solitude.
Layers of ethereal atmospheres and the collage of choirs, strings, bells and occasional voices slowly bleed together to create music for society whose spirituality has been rendered impotent. Soaking in this world, one is left with the impression of overwhelming sadness and profound desolation. This is the sound of all hope nullified.
'Within the Depths of Silence and Phormations' is an expedition into the hidden parts of the inner self and is bridging feelings of deep melancholy to blessful joy as it seeks for the true essence of human existence. Original released in 1995 by Cold Meat Industry.
In 2013 the album was restorded, re-recorded and mixed to render a more modern standard of sound quality and relased as a double-CD set by OLD EUROPA CAFE.
Now this redux version has gone vinyl containing the track list of the original album added with a selection of five compilation tracks from the era.
This edition is a joint release by Old Europa Cafe & Cyclic LawTracklist:
LP 1 Side A
2. Ascent of the Blessed
3. Wisdom of Withhold
LP 1 Side B:
5. In Absence of Subsequent Ambivalence
6. Fall of the Damned
7. Of Dying Relics
LP 2 Side C:
8. Inner Depths of Sadness
9. Intrinsic Reason II
10. Saivo I (The Kingdom of the Dead)
LP 2 Side D:
11. In Emptiness
13. Dreams Essenc
Restored, re-recorded and mixed in 2013.
Mastered for vinyl by Peter Andersson 2018.
Photos by Martín Pels.