RaimeQuarter Turns Over A Living Line

Raime - Quarter Turns Over A Living Line album cover
Label:Blackest Ever Black – BLACKESTLP001
2 x Vinyl, 12", Album
Style:Downtempo, Drone


A1Passed Over Trail
A2The Last Foundry
B1Soil And Colts
B2Exist In The Repeat Of Practice
C1The Walker In Blast And Bottle
C2Your Cast Will Tire
DThe Dimming Of Road And Rights

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2012 © Blackest Ever Black

Packaging: gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Reader (sticker on shrinkwrap)): 5055300356178
  • Barcode (Text (sticker on shrinkwrap)): 5 055300 356178
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BLACKESTLP001 A2 BC 89449-01 A1 MATT@AIR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BLACKESTLP001 B2 BC 89449-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): BLACKESTLP001 C2 BC 89449-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): BC85239-02D1

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Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (CD, Album)Blackest Ever BlackBLACKESTCD001UK2012
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Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (7×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Blackest Ever BlackBLACKESTDL001UK2012
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Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (2×12", Album, Test Pressing, White Label)Blackest Ever BlackBLACKESTLP001UK2012
Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (7×File, FLAC, Album)Blackest Ever BlackBLACKESTDL001UK2014



  • Gerofff's avatar
    One of my favourite dread-music era LPs and a shame that Raime could not follow it up with more of this kind of tone and weight. Nothing else really grabbing after this one tbh. There was Dread Risk by Yally, but again further Yally proved to be of little intrigue.

    The choice of album artwork perfectly sums up the poise and tension of the pieces here. The forms and production allow the bass to consume space while straining and stretching additional sound elements around it in what resolves to a series of stills in taut gloominess.
    The record has a silence to it and to me reflects on oppressive aspects of human social nature without leaning on trite narratives and heart-on-sleeve cultural references.

    I file this alongside Severe by My Disco which is another one-off dread-music sun-dog.
    • gutterguitar's avatar
      amazing album! love both albums, actually. Tooth is more friendly, bust still great.
      Hennail 12" is a masterpiece!
      • fammy's avatar
        I really love the album musically, but the vinyl release is probably the worst pressing of a contemporary (last 10 years) records I own. Despite jumping several times on the C-Side (as others mentioned), mine is crackling and has a lot of surface noise. I have only played the record three times and has been cleaned ever since (it looks crisp and clean for the eye). But it sounds like my parents 1972 Pink Floyd record stored without any protection. A pity.
        • dbrackert's avatar
          Any chance someone has the lithograph from the Raime Bandcamp they’d be willing to part with? Or, at least, know of another resource for obtaining it? Many thanks!
          • DJFUNK2DJPHUNK's avatar
            Exellent Lp .... but after that ??? nothing really interesting.
            Strange .....
            • AllyKarate's avatar
              Edited 4 years ago
              Decent album, a bit fake dark but nice to listen to nonetheless. Hints of Lustmord in places, which is defo a good thing. Just not quite as menacing as it thinks it is maybe? I don't know, just something missing which I can't put my finger on.

              I think that's a sample of a Bourbonese Qualk track on 'The Walker In Blast And Bottle'. Anyway, that's all I have to contribute. Cheers!
              • Pelzwik's avatar
                Received my copy and track C1 the needle jumped in multiple places. I have two sets of technics with different cartridges, so tried the other set, and same thing. Bad pressing. Unfortunate, love this album.
                • hvanzetten's avatar
                  Edited 6 years ago
                  Same happened to me. First copy skipping and looping. Ordered an other and that one has the same problem. Bad quality.
                  • mkrzych's avatar
                    I had bad luck with this record - two copies from and both side C skipping and looped in several places of first song! Returned to them with claiming money back - pita!
                    • Daddyfatsux's avatar
                      Grayish-steel cover, which depicts a dancer Rosie Terry perfectly displays the internal situation of their debut album Raime.
                      In addition to all remember the movie «Silent Hill», in which at night instead of snow dropped ashes.
                      «Quarter Turns Over A Living Line» is in a single step into the abyss; This mystical and misty space. It is easy to get lost. Already on «The Last Foundry» cloudy mind not remember how to get here, and what brings you here.
                      «Soil and Colts» offers to explore this mysterious terrain. Every step here - the fear, and every breath and rumble tickle nerves.


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