Raison d’Etre – Apres Nous Le Deluge (trinity edition)

Raison d’Etre – Apres Nous Le Deluge (trinity edition)

* Fans of Lustmord, Biosphere, Robert Rich, Atrium Carceri, early Delerium.
* Extended reissue of long time sold out, classic album from 1992
* Excellent sound and studio remastering by Peter Andersson
* Solid 6-sided limited Digipak

Label / Cat.no: IF-96CD
Barcode: 8016670138822
Release date: 2019
Format: 2CD
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The dark, atmospheric and energetic mix of choirs, strings, various FX-sounds, heavy drums and tribal sections makes this the seed for the raison d’etre sound trademark that begun with the album ‘Prospectus I’ from 1993. Released in 1992 ‘Apres Nous Le Deluge’ became the first official output from raison d’etre when it went available on the Cold Meat Industry subsidiary label Sound Source.

There are three versions of ‘Apres Nous Le Deluge’ and now they have finally all been joined into one complete album release: the Trinity Edition. The original version released on cassette in 1992, first as a private demo tape and soon after slightly slimmed officially on the Cold Meat Industry sub label Sound Source, had many flaws in the recording quality due to bad equipment and poor skills. The remixed version from 1995 was an attempt to make things better. It was a try to recreate the whole album but the mission failed. Only about half of the tracks was possible to recreate and the second half were just the original version treated with equalisation and reverb. Also, many sounds on the remixed tracks were missing thus replaced with new sounds. In 2012 there was a new more serious attempt to recreate the whole album. The intention with the reduxed version was to recreate the energy and feeling of the original version but still making it well balanced and clear in the mix.

All tracks composed by Peter Andersson between 1991 and 1992. K-14 level mastering by Peter Andersson 2019.

CD 1 Track 1-11 are recreated reduxed versions that have been restored, re-recorded and mixed in 2012.
CD 1 Track 12 is the original recording from 1992. This track was not part of the original Apres Nous Le Deluge material but can be seen as a closely related bonus track.
CD 1 Track 13 to 17 and CD 2 track 1 to 6 are remixed versions from 1995.
CD 2 Track 7 to 17 are original recordings from 1991/1992, transferred from the original master tape.

1) Apres Nous Le Deluge – Acte I (redux)
2) Apres Nous Le Deluge – Acte II (redux)
3) Raison D’etre (redux)
4) The Final Wagon (redux)
5) Moribund (redux)
6) De Profundis (redux)
7) Death Brightens With Sorrow (redux)
8) Paragon Sequence (redux)
9) Ignesco Comburo (redux)
10) Frigus Membra (redux)
11) Memento Mori (redux)
12) Intercourse In The Garden Of Delight When Evil Suddenly Appear And Disappear
13) Apres Nous Le Deluge – Acte I (remix)
14) Apres Nous Le Deluge – Acte II (remix)
15) Raison D’etre (remix)
16) The Final Wagon (remix)
17) Moribund (remix)

1) De Profundis (remix)
2) Death Brightens With Sorrow (remix)
3) Paragon Sequence (remix)
4) Ignesco Comburo (remix)
5) Frigus Membra (remix)
6) Memento Mori (remix)
7) Apres Nous Le Deluge – Acte I
8) Apres Nous Le Deluge – Acte II
9) Raison D’etre
10) The Final Wagon
11) Moribund
12) De Profundis
13) Death Brightens With Sorrow
14) Paragon Sequence
15) Ignesco Comburo
16) Frigus Membra
17) Memento Mori

Additional information

Weight 100 g