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RAISON D'ETRE - The Empty Hollow Unfolds (special expanded ed.)

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: :retortae: elixier 7
Release Year: 2014
Note: 'bleak is an understatement' - expanded album re-issue (with two bonus tracks) of this highly acclaimed album from 2000, a deeply touching soundtrack for marooned souls confronted with cold & desolated industrial areas... this special edition comes with an additional full bonus CD with previously unreleased live recordings from 3 locations made in 2000-2001 (Russia, Belgium and 'Unknown Place'), when this milestone was released; lim. 100 !!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €28.00

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"The ambience of grim desolation: With 'The Empty Hollow Unfolds', originally released in 2000 on Cold Meat Industry, the ubiquitous Peter Andersson continues his exploration of internal desolation, be it of a spiritual base or purely of self. "The Empty Hollow" in question seems to be the soul; a soul that has unfolded into a vast, blasted industrial landscape, littered with warehouse debris that solemnly clatters like wind chimes born of refuge. The darkened shadows cast on 'The Empty Hollow Unfolds'are of an eerie, almost sinister allegiance, as if the maw at the center of infinity is yawning wide and the haled breath freezes souls; brittle souls that shatter before the immense veracity of such imposing internal devastation. Bones clang over chain-link fences. Metal creaks unsteadily. Bleak is an understatement, as the vast scope of emotions presented here is a sonic lament that lashes the soul. The Empty Hollow Unfolds is a grim travelogue from the land where the sun never rises; grievous keyboard passages overlaid by factory noises and the trademark chanting monks turns this into some of the mostunsettling listening since the days of Lustmord's 'Paradise Disowned'.

'The Empty Hollow Unfolds' was voted as the single best release in the history of Cold Meat Industry, making it an important milestone and point of reference. The expanded edition adds two previosly unreleased tracks to the album, and, on top, there is a special expanded edition limited to 100 copies only containing live material from 2000-2001. The artwork is, as the original release, styled with somber photos by Martn Pels.

This is a special expanded edition which is limited to around 100 copies and comes in a nice 6-panel digisleeve with a special CD containing live recordings from 2000-2001 in a cardboard envelope and a sticker." [label info]