raison d'être (Sweden) 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 over two 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; record and manipulate them in digital domain to make the sounds very unique and perfected. Experiencing raison d'être is like diving into the obscure hidden domains of ones inner self. Whether it is like a good dream or a nightmare is up to you. But this is not all. Peter Andersson host not only one but up to ten other projects representing different sides and sounds of the Andersson character. The most well known except for raison d'être are Stratvm Terror, Necrophorus, Bocksholm and Atomine Elektrine.