Raime’s second offering, and Blackest Ever Black’s as well, released in November 2011 – a mere two months after their debut EP. One original piece – the severe, guarded, rigorously minimal ‘If Anywhere was here would know where we are’ – backed with an awe-inspiring, career-best remix by Regis (of Raime’s ‘This Foundry’).
Original press release:
“‘If Anywhere Was Here He Would Know Where We Are’ is a tense work, with a rolling rhythm that might make one think of jungle, if jungle were a product of the ’80s cold wave. The drum hits and synth tones seem almost punitive, designed to admonish rather than seduce – and yet seduce they do. On the flip, Regis reinvents ‘This Foundry’. It’s a tough but sensitive version, true to the original’s overriding atmosphere of decay and disquiet, but also tapping into its romantic undercurrents.”