Rapoon ‎– The Fires Of The Borderlands

Release Entertainment ‎– RR 6978-2
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Total time: 67:29

Mastered at SONOROUS Mastering, Inc., Tempe, Arizona, November 1997.

Includes a gatefold insert containing liner notes:
"Time had no meaning. It was gone. The dust of it lay at my feet, disturbed now and again by strange winds that eddied around the ancient rocks I stood upon. The sky if one could call it that, threw fitful spasms of light and dark. The fires of the borderlands."

Includes Obi strip.

℗&©1998 Relapse Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 81676 69782 3
  • Barcode (Reader): 781676697823
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): L803 4500 69782 J71209-09 A @
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L803
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2F58

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZOHAR 067-2 Rapoon The Fires Of The Borderlands(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Ltd) Zoharum ZOHAR 067-2 Poland 2014 Sell This Version


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March 13, 2015
This is the best Rapoon album no more comments.......


May 25, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Robin Story of the renouned "Zoviet France" has created material that has traces of Zoviet's experiments in tribal, ethnic soundscapes, but lacks the rough edges. Whereas a release such as Zoviet's "Lohland" was broken concrete in a burlap sack, Rapoon's "Fires of the Borderland" is a smooth, finely woven tapestry under a layer of fog. Alternating the mood between soothing and mildly disturbing, Story is able to achieve that elusive goal of creating ambient soundscapes that are consistent enough to make a cohesive statement, yet diverse enough to hold the listener's attention beyond the first track.


November 6, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

This CD is in its essence deep, industrial drone music - perhaps with a slight ethnic edge. The name of the CD is well suited to the powerful and mysterious atmosphere created by the mutilayered drones. And unlike a lot of Rapoons other work, no real beats are to be found here, aside from Talking To A Stick and A Softer Light - the latter useing a few simple notes to a beautiful effect, possibly being the best track here. But still no track lets down the album, it all holds together givng a wonderful flowing feel, and the tracks seem to be laid out as if to draw you into the darker, more dessolate theme before the ending. Wonderful to get lost in