Written and produced by Joe Andrews & Tom Halstead.
Additional production and remix on B1 by Karl O’Connor.

Released November 2011.

Mastered by Matt Colton at Air, London.
Artwork by Raime. Layout by Oliver Smith.

12″ pressed at Record Industry. First edition housed in hand-stamped, LP-style sleeve, with black paper inner. Second edition, released in early 2011, housed in paper inner only, with exclusive A4 insert (photocopied on off-white card).

The first edition was distributed by Baked Goods; the second, by Veto.

Also available on digital formats.

12″ tracklist:

  • A1. If Anywhere was here he would know where we are (5:48)
  • A2. This Foundry (Regis Version) (7:54)


Digital tracklist:

  • 1. If Anywhere was here he would know where we are (5:48)
  • 2. This Foundry (Regis Version) (7:54)

If Anywhere was here he would know where we are   BLACKEST002

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.”