This time Peter Andersson
scrutinizes the paths of Carl Gustav Jung's notions of archetypes and the
Just like Mise en Abyme, the previous raison d'être album
from 2014, Alchymeia is diving deep down to the shadows of the unconsciousness,
and back to a dawn of the true Self.
Confronting the shadow within is the
darkest time of despair.
There seems no way forward, only down.
blackening and decomposed.
Suddenly, through an enantiodromia, the ever
deepening descent into the unconscious transmogrifies and becomes gradually
The melancholia is being purified.
Alchymeia is in a sense the
“raison d'être” of raison d'être, a shadowy journey through our unconscious the
individuation process and archetypes.
This release also marks the first time a
raison d'être album will be available on vinyl.