Raison d'être - In Sadness, Silence and Solitude [2CD]
"In Sadness, Silence And Solitude" expanded edition - 2021
Double CD in 6 page Ecopack-Digisleeve
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.
01 Reflecting In Shadows
02 In Absence Of Light
03 The Well Of Sadness
04 Deep Enshrouded
05 Falling Twilight
06 Passing Inner Shields
07 Reflecting In Shadows (Live Mannheim 2004)
08 Passing Inner Shields (Live Stockholm 2004)
09 Drop of Crystal
01 The Verge Of Somnolence
03 Forgotten Mound
06 A Thousand Eyes
07 Through An Arcane Passage (Live Unknown 1997)
08 Reflecting In Shadows (Live Erlangen 1996)
09 In Absence Of Light (Live Erlangen 1996)
10 Ba-umf (Live Erlangen 1996)
11 The Well of Sadness (Live Erlangen 1996)
12 Deep Enshrouded (Live Erlangen 1996)
13 Passing Inner Shields (Early Sketch)
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 1 originally released on 'The Absolute Supper' CD-compilation by C.M.I. (CMI.50), 1997.
Track 2-3 originally released on 'Funeral Songs' CD-compilation by Crowd Control Activities (Crowded 26) / Release Entertainment (RR 6507-2), 2001.
Track 4-6, 13 originally released on 'In Sadness, Silence And Solitude' Expanded Edition Double-CD by Retortae (elixir 4), 2014.
Track 7 originally released on 'Collective Archives' Double-CD by C.M.I. (CMI.68), 1999.
Track 8-12 originally released on 'Lost Fragments' Double-CD by C.M.I. (CMI.109), 2002.
All music by Peter Andersson © 1996-1997.
Layout and K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson in 2021.