BRIGHTER DEATH NOW
While the project has never compromised its original vision, it is fair to say Brighter Death Now has evolved into one of the few bands upholding the black flag of industrial music.
True to his roots – Roger Karmanik is still living in accordance with the only law he can follow. The NO rule. While people should be seriously more worried about the grumpy old nihilist. Nothing left to lose or to gain. His bare and tarnished feet continues the one-man funeral procession through the cold and desolate Nordic landscape. His back against the world.
Raison d'être formed in 1991 as a tool of expression with the goal of self-realization.
Behind the project is the highly respected and multi-talented sound artist Peter Andersson. For almost three decades now, with a vast number of album releases, Raison d'être has been creating music with overwhelming dark ambient drone industrial qualities that left marks on most listeners. In recent years Andersson works mainly with field recordings and acoustic instruments like gongs, cymbals, bells, flutes, piano, various metal plates and string instruments; recorded and manipulated in the digital domain to make the sounds unique and perfected.
Raison d’être have become the pinnacle in the dark ambient field and one of the most famous, respected, and influential artists within the genre. A majority of the raison
d’être albums were released on the Swedish legendary Cold Meat industry label.
(Cold Meat Industry / Cyclic Law)
Of the Swedish wave of ambient acts from the 1990's, Johan Levin, the mastermind behind Desiderii Marginis, has created and developed his own unique sonic palette merging digital and analogue: melancholic electronica with electroacoustic elements and intravenous rhythms.
From early on his music met with positive reactions resulting in albums on legendary Cold Meat Industry label, and Cyclic Law.