TROUM: Biography : January 2006
are dreams, dreamed by dreamers, who are awake"
is a duo located in Bremen, Germany, established in early 1997.
The two members "GlitH" and "Baraka[H]" were active
before in the influental ambient industrial group MAĖROR TRI (which
existed from 1988 to 1996). TROUM is the old german word for "DREAM".
The dream seen as a central manifestation of the unconscious symbolizes
the aim of TROUM to lead the listener into a hypnotizing dream-state
of mind, a pre-verbal and primal consciousness sphere. TROUM uses music
as the direct path to the Unconscious, pointing to the archaic "essence"
of the humans inner psyche. TROUM tries to create music that works like
a direct transformation of unconscious matter.
creations are influenced by post-industrial, minimal and drone-music.
Both members use guitar, bass, voice, accordion, balalaika, flute, mouth-organ,
melodica, gong, field recordings, pre-recorded-tapes and a diversity
of sound-objects to build a kind of multi-layered and highly atmospheric
dreaming-muzak. Their sound could be described as "dark atmospheric
ambient industrial", "transcendental noise" or just "Tiefenmusik".
TROUM doesn't work with synths, samplers or computer-soundsources, the
sounds are created "by hand" to reach a broader sensibility.
TROUM uses a spiral as their logo, expressing the trance-inducing potential
of the music and the wish to reach inner, deeper spheres of the mind
with it. Music as a door to unknown & alien dimensions. Music as
an expression of the mystery of existence itself.
appearances: TROUM played several times at various venues and did small
tours in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Poland, Russia, England/Ireland,
and USA, and played or toured with SPEAR, TARKATAK, VANCE ORCHESTRA,
ULTRASOUND, BAD SECTOR and others.
also performed at several bigger festivals like: NURSERY INJECTION -
Stockholm (1998), LIEU UNIQUE Nantes (2000), ARTOOZ - Limoges,
France (2001 & 2003), TOON - Haarlem (2001), ARCHAIKA & TECHNOLOGIYA
- Moscow (2002), SEE[H]EAR-Festival Den Haag (2004), WROCLAW INDUSTRIAL
FESTIVAL (2005). TROUM runs their own label TRANSGREDIENT Records
for CD-outputs, but has also releases on many other labels.
Discography - Selected Releases:
RYNA CD (1998, Myotis Records) 1st CD
/ VAR 12" vinyl (1999, Moloko+)
MORT AUX VACHES: SEN CD (2000, Staalplaat) 2nd CD
MNEMONIC INDUCTION CD collaboration-work with YEN POX (2002, Malignant
SYMBIOSIS mCD (2002, Transgredient Records)
DARVE SH 10" vinyl (2003, Beta-Lactam Ring Records, lactamase-series)
SIGQAN CD (2003, Desolation House / Release Records) 5th CD
the TJUKURRPA TRILOGY (Harmonies, Drones, Rhythms & Pulsations)
3 x CD (2001-2003, Transgredient Records) 3rd, 4th and 6th CD
pic-LP (2004, Small Voices)
NAHTSCATO 3-track-12" (2005, Para Noise Records)
CD collaboration CD with CHRISTIAN RENOU (2005, Fario)
pic-12" (2005, Equation Records)
/ forthcoming 2005 / 2006 :
with MARTYN BATES: " To a Child, Dancing in the Wind"