* The "Mnemonic Induction" CD re-issue on our Transgredient
Records label is also out, this re-mastered version is available
digitally through Yen Pox bandcamp site: https://yenpox.bandcamp.com/album/mnemonic-induction
the CD : www.dronerecords.de/album.view.html?album=16678
A vinyl-version of the album is currently produced by Burning
World Records, with a re-production of the original cover art
by Stephen O'Malley ! TROUM also started to work with YEN POX
on a second part of "Mnemonic Induction" !!
The new TROUM album "Acouasme" is ready and we are currently
waiting for the release on CD through Cold Spring Records [www.coldspring.co.uk].
A vinyl version (do-LP) will follow on Silken Tofu from Belgium
later . [www.silkentofu.bigcartel.com]
* TROUM have just finished a re-mix of Muslimgauze's "Port Said"
12", a CD re-issue with various bonus remixes is planned for
early 2016 on Russians Aquarellist.
TROUM NEWS 4.2015
The new TROUM album "Acouasme" is almost ready, at the moment
in the final mastering process!!!
"Six long tracks of pestering transrational drones sounding like
an aural psychiatric symptom, a humming hallucination leaving
the stable reality..."....to be released on CD by Cold Spring
Records this summer.
There should be a vinyl version (do-LP) of this later, too.
Induction", the collaboration album with YEN POX from 2002
for which we so often get requests, will be finally re-released
soon on our own label Transgredient Records (TR-11) - re-mastered
and with new artwork by Abby
Helasdottir: A vinyl version is planned to be released by
Burning World Records, with a reproduction of the original artwork
by Stephen O'Malley.
Finally, after many years in the works the first part our
collaboration with raison d'etre named "De Aeris In Sublunaria
Influxu" will be released as CD on Brazil's Essence
Music this summer.
A few months ago saw the release of the very limited "Dilo/Scent
of Mires" split 12" with Russians CLOSING THE ETERNITY / AD
Next planned live event: TROUM will perform live at the
"Rapid Ear Movement" (REM) - Festival in Bremen , on Sat. 27.
June 2015 (around 6 pm) - a unique outdoor (!) performance at
the 'Hanseatenhof' in the centre of the town, with a specially
designed loudspeaker orchestra surrounding the artists. more info
about the festival (4 days, with artists like D.D.A.A, C. PALESTINE
& MICHEL CHION performing + installations, films, etc..!!): www.pgnm.de/de/rem/aktuelles
TRANSGREDIENT RECORDS TR-09
RELEASE DATE : 15. December 2013
8-PANEL DIGIPACK FORMAT: FULL-LENGTH CD PLAYTIME: 51:30 min
FILED UNDER: DRONE, EXPERIMENTAL AMBIENT, POST-INDUSTRIAL TROUM
'Mare morphosis' forms the third & final part of TROUMs so called
'Power Romantic' trilogy that started with 'Mare Idiophonika'
in 2010. The basic materials & arrangements for this one long
epic piece were created from 2009-2013 (partly based on the recordings
for the 'Bach Eingeschaltet, Dritter Band' 7" dealing with experimental
reworkings of J.S.BACH pieces) & to some extent used live in different
A piece like an 'Ocean of Transformations', morphing through various
stages of intensity. 'Mare morphosis' stands out in the history
of TROUM studio-albums as their most symphonic, refined and orchestral
effort so far. Cover photography by Paul Takahashi, graphic design
by Tilmann Benninghaus (8 panel fold out digipack). First edition:
"Mare morphosis definitely gives Troum’s music a new dimension,
reflecting ancient waves, amplifying the power of Sehnsucht, drumming
the drowning heart." [Denis Boyer / Fear Drop]
"Mare morphosis" ist eines der stimmungsvollsten und abwechslungsreichsten
Werke von TROUM, die ich kenne. Die einzelnen Abschnitte wirken
tatsächlich wie Sätze einer Sinfonie, ohne dass die Gesamtanmutung
vernachlässigt wird: Es geht hörbar um die mächtigste aller Naturgewalten,
das Wasser, in seinen unterschiedlichen Ausprägungen. Von ästhetisch
über melancholisch bis düster und bedrohlich; vermutlich sind
die 'Veränderungen' im Titel so zu deuten. Wunderschön und mit
vielen Details zum Mehrfach-Hören gespickt." [Michael We /
TRACKLISTING: 1.Mare morphosis OTHER PARTS OF THE TRILOGY:
"Mare Idiophonika" CD (2010, Tourette Records / Silken Tofu) "Grote
Mandrenke" CD (2012, Beta-lactam Ring Records)
Watch the video-clip teaser "Apeiron" from this album, made
by Sylwia Partyka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0z0BUgOGr8
Digi Album listen: http://troum.bandcamp.com/album/mare-morphosis-cd-2013
single & wholesale orders:
*UPCOMING SHOWS in Germany ! Fr., October 4, 2013:
Essen (Germany): Denovali Swingfest, a three day festival with:
BIOSPHERE, NADJA, AUN, TIM HECKER, etc.. www.denovali.com/swingfest/essen/
Fr., October 18, 2013: Bremen (Germany): " > 3 " : special concept
performance with DOOMBRUDER and VON WEGEN; Kulturbunker Bremen
, Berliner Str. www.kultur-im-bunker.de
Sat., November 2, 2013: Darmstadt (Germany): ZugZwang-Festival,
with REUTOFF and RAPOON. CD with exclusive material of all bands
sold at festival!
planned for 2014: London, Edinburgh, Wroclaw ...
* LATEST RELEASE: TROUM - Mort aux Vaches: Sen CD (Aquarellist)
Finally, the first CD re-issue of TROUMs 2nd album from 2000,
recorded "live in the studio" at VPRO in Amsterdam on the 12.12.1999
and released in the "Mort aux Vaches"-series; a long one-tracker
going through different stages... "very ominous and pulsating,
but with an almost spiritualy uplifting quality" [Steve Hall/YEN
POX] re-mastered by KSHATRIY, this comes in an edition of 500
copies with beautiful black / micro-corrugated 6 panel silk-screen
*INTERVIEWs & ARTICLES Intro about Troum on Complicated
Sounds blog (english): http://complicatedsounds.blogspot.dk
Black Magazine Interview about the Power Romantic concept,
etc.. (german) www.blackmagazin.com/?p=14235
*UPCOMING RELEASES: very soon: "Syzygie" CD on Cold Spring
Records, UK a collection of rare tracks 1999-2002
"Mare morphosis" CD NEW STUDIO ALBUM! the third part of
the "power romantic" trilogy that began with "Mare Idiophonika".
This album will be released on Troums own label Transgredient
Records (TR-09) Artwork by Paul Takahashi.
later: "RYNA" do-LP box re-issue of first album, on Ewers
"AIWS" do-LP re-issue, on Backwards / Ricerca Sonora
News February 2013:
upcoming shows: Sat, April 13, 2013: Stockholm , Sweden .
at Fylkingen (show was planned two weeks later first, so don't
trust the info you find in the internet) http://www.fylkingen.se/
April 25, 2013: Osnabrück, Germany, at "Haus der Jugend" with
live visuals by Jürgen Reble as part of the "European
Media Art Festival"
* TROUM on Bandcamp:
we recently started a Bandcamp-site for rarities & so far unpublished
tracks, also all main albums will be placed there sooner or later.
on Facebook: yes, it had to happen, now we're part of the
machinery, too. a good friend of the band is running this site,
will soon be filled with content: if you feel connected to Troum-sounds,
send us a "like" !
* NIHTES NIHT is out! A remarkable collaboration with five
long tracks, recorded by Aidan Baker & Troum two years ago.. TROUM
& AIDAN BAKER - Nihtes Niht CD Alone At Last AAL 2013 Alien
drones of DIS-orientation - a soundtrack for the endless NOTHING,
for suspended ice landscapes, very dark & lonely & grim - maybe
the darkest AIDAN BAKER has ever done! Lim.
500 in very special fold-out cover, comes with 11 additional full-colour
inlay cards showing paintings of STAS MUKLINOV, released on a
new Russian label from Moscow 'Nihtes Niht' is an old German notion
which means "Nothing from Nothing". More
live: August 24, 2012, in Lithuania at the "MENUO JUODARAGIS XV"
:::: ME.NUO JUODARAGIS XV :::: The XV Me.nuo Juodaragis festival
will hatch out of the cosmic egg as destined on the last weekend
of summer calling back its entire kin to celebrate the charming
feast of music and culture on the dreamy Lake Zarasas Island which
has become home to the Festival.
On August 24-26, the annual event will host the most unique art
collectives from around the globe and unlock the treasury of knowledge
of the Baltic culture in a creative way.
For three days and nights, the forested hollows of the Island
will sound with voices, while the fresh water of the Lake will
caress the reflection of the gibbous moon... www.mjr.lt/en/mjr-xv
This year, the thematic crown of the Festival will be adored with
birds - the motley heralds from legends transformed into hundreds
of totems and folklore symbols, mesmerising with the variety of
tones and hues.
The inspiration for flight will be further enhanced by the parallel
topic of the Festival - the history of Lithuanian aviation, which
will be revealed by the professionals from Kaunas Airport and
Lithuanian Aviation Museum.
live shows confirmed for this April 2012: 20. April: BREMEN,
Germany, MS STUBNITZ, "SOLAR DRONES" festival.
The MS STUBNITZ ship stops in our hometown Bremen this spring
and a 2-day festival is held with the following acts: INADE,
AUN, ALLSEITS, THISQUIETARMY, FEINE TRINKERS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM,
1000SCHOEN, and TROUM
new TROUM-album entitled GROTE MANDRENKE will be published on
CD by Beta-lactam Ring Records in May this year!
With a limited vinyl version of this epic one-tracker to be
followed later in autumn on the same label.
have finished a collaboration with AIDAN BAKER for the great Italian
"Glacial Movements" series. The
CD will be released around the end of this year on Glacial Movements.
Maybe the darkest work Aidan has ever done ;)
a 7" for the Tourette Records
"We Dream in Colours" series is in the making... colour: GREEN
TROUM is currently also working on collaborations with RAISON
D'ETRE, VOICE OF EYE and DEAD VOICES ON AIR.
28. April 2012: MOSCOW,
PLAN B. show with NADJA !!
News August 2011:
extremely limited 7inch picture disc vinyl (179 copies in total)
is luxuriously encased in a transparent water-proof plastic sea
& sand die-cut printed liquid-gel pack printed gatefold
Yes each copy is expensive - but it is still being sold
below cost (Equation is losing money on each copy). The oceanic
sleeve and record - inspired, conceptualized and designed by renowned
graphic artist Alan McClelland (a/k/a ::: eye.lyft ::: blogspot
here) is a testament to water, waves, oceans, rivers and
... glistening blue enveloping aqua...
... the sea is substance - livid and lustrous and beautiful ...
Twitter >> No Facebook >> No Google+ >> No MySpace
>> No Digital Downloads >> No fancy high-tech-gizmos
Instead, we offer an old-fashioned physical, tactile, recorded
artifact: a nautical single by Troum.
An elemental vinyl offering to a primordial ocean from whence
we all originally came where we will all eventually return.
In "Saiws (an old Gothic Germanic word for sea)
Troum manages to conjour images of the vastness and depths of
the oceans, and unveils a treasure for our ears and minds.
BLUE MANDALAS & OCEAN WAVES!
Picture-disc with unique "organic" object-cover
designed by Eye.Lift: a printed gatefold "Sea & Sand"
sleeve-bag filled with blue gel & blinking "sand"
creating psychedelic, waving effects; on the record two tracks
of nautical guitar drone-muzak, a soundtrack for oceanic imaginations,
for standing at the sea; this is probably the most beautiful TROUM
that was ever released!
Records Release Information
News March 2011:
shows coming up this spring 2011 throughout Europe!
March 26, Sa: DRESDEN, Germany. AZ Conni
April 30, Sa: SAN DONA DI
PIAVE (near VENICE), Italy. Revolver Club. "Congresse
Postindustriale VIII"-Festival with K11, PETER
ANDERSSON (RAISON D'ETRE, DJINN, MUERAN HUMANOS). See
May 12, Th: ATHENS, Greece. Six
"We Dream in Colour"-Concert Series. For this
series, 7 bands perform in 7 months and release 7 x
7" vinyls in 7 different colours of the rainbow!
for details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21, Sa.: GENT, Belgium. locality t.b.a. SILKEN
TOFU-Festival (2 days, diverse acts) www.silkentofu.org
for details: email@example.com
June 4, Sa.: KIEV, Ukraine. Prime Club. With FILIVS
MACROCOSMI. for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
RELEASES: TROUM - Mare Idiophonika ("The Self-Playing
The new Troum album "MARE
IDIOPHONIKA" is out now on CD, released in an European
version by SILKEN TOFU and in a North-American version
by TOURETTE Records, both are limited to 500 copies
(different artwork, same audio material).
IDIOPHONIKA works as a dedication to imaginable self-organized
aural systems, using singing-bowls and "dry"
beats for the very first time. Ingredients: bass, guitars,
pulses, singing-bowls, metal-objects, voices & choirs.
& NADJA - DOMINIUM VISURGIS LP
German label DENOVALI Records has released a limited
vinyl version of this album, out some months before
as CD on Transgredient; the vinyl version is limited
to 500 and comes in three different vinyl colours, with
thick printed sleeves & inner sleeves, and on 180gr
mail us or the label direct if you
want to order: email@example.com
Denovali Records (shop): www.denovali.com
News May 2010:
& TROUM "Dominium Visurgis"
DIGIPACK w. METALLIC COPPER PRINT
This is something
you could call a "dreamlike liaison".
Canadian "avant metal / drone doom"-duo NADJA (who name
TROUM as one of their early influences) and the German
post-industrial / experimental drone pioneers TROUM
(years ago active as MAEROR TRI who are still discovered
by many drone-fans these days) combine their exceptional
styles, they form something even vaster as usually known
These three long collaboration tracks
were recorded as a result of a spontaneous improvisation
in April 2008 "live in the studio" near the Weser-river
in Bremen, Germany, and suck you in with their powerful
& emotional drone melancholy that works in many micro-&
macrocosmic ways, using electric & acoustic guitars,
bass, accordeon, drum-machine & voice.
"In dieser ersten Zusammenarbeit von Troum (Baraka[H]
+ Glit[s]ch) aus Deutschland und Nadja (Leah Buckareff
+ Aidan Baker) aus Kanada schaffen beide Bands etwas,
dass vielen derartigen Kollaborationen eben nicht gelingt:
den eigenen Stil beizubehalten und gleichzeitig offen
zu sein, zentrale Elemente des musikalischen Partners
gleichberechtigt einzubinden und eine echte Mischung
entstehen zu lassen.
Sei es aus dem Wissen darum,
dass dies nur in einer direkten Konfrontation geht,
sei es aus anderen Gründen und allein der glückliche
Zufall hat es bewirkt, Troum und Nadja haben mit "Dominium
Visurgis" keine e-mail Zusammenarbeit auf CD gebannt,
sondern sich tatsächlich im Studio getroffen und die
vorliegenden drei Stücke in enger Zusammenarbeit komponiert
Denn nur die dann entstehende
derartig intensive Interaktion (und eigentlich: die
daraus resultierende gegenseitige Inspiration) lässt
eine Atmosphäre entstehen, die noch über die eigentliche
Musik hinauszustrahlen scheint, den Wirkungskreis der
Musik erweitert. Bei aller Qualität, die die VÖs beider
Bands sonst haben, "Dominium Visurgis" ist etwas besonderes.
[Hellmut Neidhardt aka "N", Unruhr]
01. Dominium Visurgis Pt. 1 02. Dominium Visurgis Pt.
2 03. Dominium Visurgis Pt. 3
News November 2009:
TROUM - SIGQAN CD Transgredient Records
of the long deleted album from 2003 (Desolation House),
comes with new artwork featuring UV-high gloss spots,
designed by Alan McClelland.
Troumsters, finally our new album has seen the daylight!
EALD-GE-STREON is a collection of various tracks
mainly coming from analogue 8-track-sources and used
for several live-programmes through the last years,
all re-worked and re-mastered.
It features a
powerful cover-version of SAVAGE REPUBLICs classic "Procession",
and has a stunning artwork with rarely used and difficult
to print metallic colours designed by STEPHEN O'MALLEY
- SUNN 0))).
The first 500 copies have a bonus CD
with the epic track ABHIJNA.
News May 2009:
- "EALD-GE-STRÉON" CD
Ring Records mt183 www.blrrecords.com
500 copies w. bonus CD "Abhijna"
layout and artwork by Stephen O'Malley".
Welcome to the Thunderdome. Troum’s bone-cracking reverberations
respirate with such ferocity that all non-Troum molecules
are blown away. Eald-Ge-Streon is a massive, rising
beauty. It is a great becoming, and we are nothing but
an ant in the afterbirth.
Troum has set its
controls beyond the heart of the Sunn. The pulsating
inferno of these 7 drone concertos may require an insurance
adjuster, but what a lovely way to burn. It is in your
nature to do one thing correctly. Before Troum, you
rightly tremble. But fear is not what you owe Troum.
You owe Troum awe!"
ACTIVITIES! Some Troum-shows coming up in Germany and
will perform a brand new live-programme with a strong
ritualistic & dark chamber music influence using
ethnic instruments like a bugle, an Arabian flute and
a didgeridoo, with new visuals made by BarakaH!
1, Mo: LEIPZIG: Wave-Gotik-Meeting; at the special
"industrial/dark ambient" night at the Volkspalast/Kuppelhalle
with HERBST 9, PHELIOS, CIRCULAR and BRACHIAL PALSY.
4, Th: PARIS: Instants Chavires; With SMALL CRUEL
5, Fr: BORDEAUX: L'Heretic; With ALTAIR TEMPLE.
6, Sa: LYON: Le Sonic; With NADJA and THISQUIETARMY.
12, Fr: HAMBURG: Markthalle; With NADJA, THISQUIETARMY
News March 2009:
DANGERS, a short film by Australian film-maker SIOUXZI
MERNAGH which uses solely Troum-music as soundtrack
will be premiere screened at the ICI in Berlin on April
TROUM will perform at the CoC Art Festival
in Torun, Poland, on Friday 27. March 2009
The release of our new album EALD-GE-STREON
on Beta-lactam Ring Records is further delayed, but
the doCD-version should be available early April!
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