raison d'être ‎– Tales From The Tabula Rasa (Early Works 1988-1991)

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Old Europa Cafe ‎– OECD200
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2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
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Music For Garrotted Mary Jane (October 1991)
1-1 Blood And Water 5:50
1-2 The Maturation Of Nature 5:00
1-3 Le Temps Et L'Espace 2:32
1-4 The Sphere Of Another World 6:43
1-5 Hell Did Tremble, And The Gates Of Death 5:45
1-6 Death-Pit Of Ur 2:39
1-7 Silences 4:22
The Tales Of Unsanctuary (July 1991)
1-8 Annwn / Gwyn Ap Nudd 1:10
1-9 Auto-Da-Fé 3:42
1-10 Maya 3:34
1-11 Ruins 3:11
1-12 Mictlantecuhtli 1:33
1-13 Sub Specie Aeternitatis 3:16
1-14 Meta - Acte I - Metabasis Eis Allo Genos 3:07
1-15 Meta - Acte II - Metamorphe / Nekropolis 3:02
1-16 Meta - Acte III - Metanoia / The Apollo Cult 3:10
1-17 Thanatos / Ahu 1:30
1-18 Faceless 3:09
1-19 Archetypon Ataraxia 5:01
1-20 The Rage Of The Rape In Eden 1:51
1-21 Unendliches Angst 1:36
1-22 Ruins (Short) 0:43
1-23 Metamorphe 2:18
2-1 Gwyn Ap Nudd / Annwn 2:10
2-2 Lumen Naturale 3:43
2-3 The Abyss In Abstracto 1:56
2-4 Euthymia 2:56
2-5 The External World / Through The Sipapu In The Kiva To Beyond The Beyond 4:34
2-6 Shangri-La / Lost Horizon 1:30
2-7 Reflecture; Meditato 3:34
2-8 Moral Sense 0:50
2-9 Arbitraire Émotion / In Coma 5:34
2-10 Amor Latent 3:23
2-11 Qi - Yin-Yang 1:08
Suffering Death's Agony In Affliction (April 1991)
2-12 Leprous 4:39
2-13 Antarctica 4:26
2-14 Zombie 3:15
2-15 The Rebirth Of The Neck 4:23
2-16 NON-Exorcism 4:06
2-17 Antichrist 2:52
ᗡ:Combe (Fragments 1988-1990)
2-18 Nightmares 19:49

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Released in six-panel Digipak.

All music 1988-1991. All tracks reworked 2014. K-14 level mastering.

Tracks 1-1 to 1-6 first appeared on 'Music for Garrotted Mary Jane', cassette 1991, October 19.
Tracks 1-8 to 1-21 & 2-1 to 2-11 first appeared on 'The Tales of Unsanctuary', cassette 1991, July 05.
Tracks 1-22 & 1-23 first appeared on 'Conspectus', cassette 1994 (edits of tracks from 1991).
Tracks 2-12 to 2-16 first appeared on 'Suffering Death's Agony in Affliction', cassette 1991, April 14.
Tracks 1-7, 2-17 & 2-18 are previously unreleased.
Track 2-18 processed 2014. Composed of experimental fragments recorded 1988-1990 by the pre-raison d'être project ᗡ:Combe (or only Combe in its earliest form).

Tracks 1-2, 1-3, 1-5, 1-13, 1-18, 1-19, 1-22, 1-23 & 2-5 released on 'Conspectus' cassette (reworked 1994).
Tracks 1-2, 1-3, 1-5, 1-6, 1-9, 1-13, 1-18, 1-19, 1-22, 1-23, 2-1, 2-5, 2-7, 2-9 released on 'Reflections From The Time Of Opening' CD (reworked 1997).
Tracks 1-1, 1-4, 1-7, 1-8, 1-10 to 1-12, 1-14 to 1-17, 1-20, 1-21, 2-2 to 2-4, 2-6, 2-8 & 2-10 to 2-18 are previously unreleased on CD.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): OECD 200 RAISON DETRE TALES FROM THE TABULA RASA 1CD
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LZ57
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): OECD 200 RAISON DETRE TALES FROM THE TABULA RASA 2CD
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPIL239

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Old_Captain

December 9, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

A pristine and elemental recording as an initiation debut by a Swedish composer. This authentic 25-year-old ambient amber is a myriad of senses and emotions to reveal and study like a rare insect fossilized within. A truly precious artefact of the extinct genre.