Raime’s first work, and the first release on Blackest Ever Black, issued in September 2010.
Original press release (2010):
“Blackest Ever Black is a new London-based label that seeks to re-establish electronic music as a poetic, provocative and emotionally inquisitive force. Music by artists, not engineers. Its first release is a self-titled EP by Raime, a British duo who draw explicit inspiration from the marginal mavericks of early European goth, industrial and synth wave – artists largely omitted from the current master narrative of post-punk history, and who strove to make music at once cerebral and visceral, futuristic and atavistic. Well-versed in the language of club music, but rejecting its typically rigid sequencing and arrangements, Raime use technology pensively – to convey a sense of crisis, collapse and longing. Transporting and disorienting though their work might be, its narratively taut and has no truck whatsoever with the cosmic; it is too aggressive and engaged to be called psychedelic.”
The first, limited edition of the 12″ was housed in a hand-stamped LP-style sleeve.
The second limited edition of 300 copies was a hand-stamped white label housed in plain white disco-bag. This was released in January 2011,
*As of 2012, ‘Retread’, the first track on the 12″, is not available as part of the digital edition. The current digital edition has been given the unique catalogue number BLACKEST001A.