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 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.'The Empty Hollow Unfolds' album was voted as the single best release in the history of Cold Meat Industry, making it an important milestone and point of reference. Recently Peter Andersson received a recognition award from the state authority The Swedish Arts Grants Committee for his music achievement. Experiencing raison d'être is like diving into the obscure hidden domains of one’s 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 being Stratvm Terror, Necrophorus, Bocksholm and Atomine Elektrine.