Released: September 2010

Written and produced by Joe Andrews & Tom Halstead.

Mastered by Jack Adams at Optimum, Bristol.
Artwork by Raime. Layout by Oliver Smith.

First edition 12″ housed in black paper inner and hand-stamped, LP-style sleeve.

Second edition is a hand-stamped white label housed in plain white disco-bag.

Also available on digital formats.*
12″ tracklist:

  • A1. Retread (6:28)
  • A2. This Foundry (6:31)
  • B1. We Must Hunt Under The Wreckage Of Many Systems (6:20)


Digital tracklist:

  • 1. This Foundry (6:31)
  • 2. We Must Hunt Under The Wreckage Of Many Systems (6:20)


Raime’s first release, and the first release on Blackest Ever Black.

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, it is narratively taut and has no truck whatsoever with the cosmic; it is too aggressive and engaged to be called psychedelic.”

Additional notes:

The first, limited edition (500 copies) of the 12″ was housed in a hand-stamped LP-style sleeve.

It was re-pressed in January 2011 in a second limited edition of 300 copies, this time as a hand-stamped white label housed in plain white disco-bag.

Both editions were distributed by Baked Goods, Manchester, UK.

*As of 2012, ‘Retread’, the first track on the 12″, was not available as part of the digital edition. The digital edition was given the unique catalogue number BLACKEST001A.