RAISON D'ETRE - Apres Nous Le Deluge

"Dive into the enigmatic world of raison d'être, a mesmerizing music project masterminded by the Swedish composer and sound artist, Peter Andersson. Renowned for his profound ability to conjure immersive auditory landscapes, Andersson's raison d'être has left an indelible mark on the ambient and dark-industrial genres. At the core of "raison d'être" lies a philosophy deeply intertwined with the exploration of existential themes and the mysteries of human consciousness. Andersson's sonic tapestries are intricate and multi-layered, weaving a delicate web of dark ambient, drone, and experimental sounds. The compositions are meticulously crafted, with each note and texture contributing to a greater narrative that evokes a profound sense of immersion and contemplation. The vinyl reissue of Après Nous Le Déluge marks the beginning in the ongoing story of the project. Originally released on Sound Source in 1992, the album's title translates to "After Us, the Deluge," a phrase often attributed to Madame de Pompadour, suggesting an impending catastrophe. This sentiment echoes throughout the album, as it conjures sonic landscapes that are both foreboding and introspective. From the somber tones to the ethereal drone, Après Nous Le Délugeencapsulates raison d'être's ability to evoke emotions that reside in the shadows of our psyche. Après Nous Le Déluge is more than an album; it's a sonic meditation. The gradual evolution of sounds, the interplay of ambient elements, and the delicate nuances create an immersive experience that demands your full attention. Whether experienced through headphones or on a grand stereo system, the vinyl reissue breathes new life into this iconic release, allowing you to discover new dimensions within its familiar depths. Urashima Records' meticulous attention to detail is evident in the pristine audio quality and the exquisite packaging of this reissue. The vinyl itself becomes a portal to another world, inviting you to immerse yourself fully in raison d'être's evocative sonic universe. This reissue captures the essence of the original work while adding a touch of modern refinement, making it a must-have for both dedicated fans and those new to the world of raison d'être." - Urashima
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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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