Raison d'Ítre - Reflections from the Time of Opening
For those of us who do not have a long history with Raison d'Ítre, Reflections from the Time of Opening allows us a chance to glance at the past and see where it all began, containing material from 1991, re-mixed 1997, re-mastered 2004, and bonus tracks: 3 tracks from compilations, 2 previously unreleased CD tracks and 2 re-mixed tracks from Prospectus I. Now someone like me can pretend that I was into them all along! This is good news for my cred.
Reflections from the Time of Opening is not Raison d'Ítre's best work, but is an excellent collection of the budding power of this phenomenal band. Perhaps that it is an anthology of earlier works is the limiting factor to this release, as albums like The Empty Hollow Unfolds and Requiem for Abandoned Souls are more complete works rather than a collection of songs. However, this will not disappoint.
Squid @ Oct 2005