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raison d'être ‎"Prospectus I (Redux Version)" 2CD


A stunning blend of the modern soft gothic sound and the timeless chants of Catholic rituals. It is at once a beautiful sound, yet also filled with melancholy. Archaic layers of string sounds, bells and choirs are intermingling with heavy drums and industrial loops creating an unsettling and threatening background atmosphere whilst spleen and sweetness forms the foreground.
'Prospectus I' became the first CD album by raison d'être, originally released in 1993 by Cold Meat Industry. In order to celebrate the 20th years anniversary it has now been made available as a reduxed and enhanced 2CD album. All the sounds has been restored and re-recorded from source and all the tracks has been carefully mixed to maintain the true feeling and atmosphere of the original album but with the modern standards for high quality audio. 'Prospectus I' with related tracks can for the first time be experienced with superior audio quality and well balanced mixes. The first disc mirroring the tracks of the original album and the second disc contains a major selection of tracks from the 'Prospectus I' session previously available on the 'Lost Fragments' and 'Collective Archives' collections.
Disc 1 = Track 1-9 (55 minutes, original album tracks, reduxed)
Disc 2 = Track 10-22 (73 minutes, additional tracks, reduxed)
Customers who purchase 'Prospectus I' (redux version) directly from my bandcamp store (this webshop) will get a free download package of the remaining tracks of the 'Prospectus I' session (with material that was not possible to re-record). Many of the tracks are taken from the 'Lost Fragments' collection but the download package also comes with previously unreleased bonus material, a total of 66 minutes of material. All bonus tracks has been re-mastered 2012.
Bonus material = 66 minutes (original recording=not reduxed):
23. Carnificina I
24. Dissection I (early version)
25. In Extremis (early version I)
26. Synopsis I
27. Dissection I
28. Carnificina II
29. In Extremis (early version II)
30. Dissection II
31. Cenotaphium (early version)
32. Synopsis II
33. Dissection III (early version)
155 SEK