have a new CD out on desolation house, a sublabel from
Release/Relapse Records! it's entitled SIGQAN (which
means "sinking"). Catalog # DH0400 UPC#: 781676-0400-2-5
- SIGQAN - ROLAND VP-70 Voice Processor, LEXICON MPX-100,
DIGITECH Multiplay PDS 20 / 20, BOSS Equalizer, BOSS
Hypermetal, BOSS Pitch-Shifter, DIGITECH Chorus / Flanger,
ALESIS Midiverb II & III, TASCAM 38 8-track reel to
reel 1/2" tape recorder, TASCAM DX 4D Noise reduction
units, MACKIE CR-1604 Mixing desk, FOSTEX 260 4-track,
electric guitars, e-bow, accordion, our voices, regressive
and transcendental states of mind.
New upcoming releases
and concert-announcements (Feb. 2003) :
new release on our own label Transgredient has seen
the day of light finally: SYMBIOSIS. Also the PAINTED
BLACK Compilation - CD (
www.tumult.net ) and the DARVE SH 10” on Beta-Lactam
Ring Records are out now. We
are busy finishing the third part of the TJUKURRPA trilogy
(subtitle: rhythms & pulsations) and hope to have it
ready in April this year.
March Troum will perform some concerts in France and
Belgium, details will follow soon.
- Symbiosis mCD (Transgredient Records TR-02)
consists of 5 tracks that are entirely based on guitar-sounds,
containing solo-tracks by each member of the band, Glit[s]ch
and BarakaH, in order to create personal creative spheres
that are melting in one at the same time. They range
from short emotional guitar-fragments to fields of majestic
static ambience up to mysterious minimal excursions.
title "Symbiosis" expresses the inner urge
and yearning for fusion as the basis for the motivation
of music-creation, and stands as a symbol for: Troum
being a symbio-creative entity, using music as a subsequent
symbolization of pre-symbolic experience-formations,
motivated by unconscious symbiotic wishes, based on
very early per-verbal infant existence....The "unthought
knowledge" of a symbiotic existence-form seen as
an existential factor in human life.
first 200 copies come in a very
handmade 3D-pyramid-box made by 31Radjan. After
the first edition is sold out, a standard edition will
be available coming in a white cardboard cover with
Troum-spiral-sticker, spiral-stamp and printed banderole-stripe.
Now on Beta-Lactam Ring Records
- Darve sh 10" vinyl record
CATALOG #: mt030
Part 10 in the Lactamase series.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a Troum.
Or maybe I should say: merrily life is but a, life is
but a, merily life is but a, life is but a, merrily
life is but a, life is but a, merrily life is but a,
life is but a, merrily life is but a, life is but a...In
Troum's universe, life IS butta; as in "smoov as."
Like some of the more seething Rapoon material "Dar
vesh" bathes the listener in low waves of repetition
that generate the appearance of sub waves which subvert
and cross hatch the pieces with negotiated peaces. Loud
this is not, but its mumbling rotations seep into the
ear and stay there like lake water after a swim. Yes,
like clean lake water, and no, not like hurty lake water.
Just more wonderful and pulsing gurgles from the always-superb
dreamweaver that is Troum. www.blrrecords.com
& numbered edition of 500 copies.
participated in the great 4 x CD & book compilation
project INFERNAL PROTEUS from AJNA
where all participants characterize a certain plant
with their track. Participants were a.o. ALIO DIE, AH
CAMA-SOTZ, AUBE, CHAOS AS SHELTER, J. COLECLOUGH, YANNICK
DAUBY, INADE, LOTUS EATERS, MNORTHAM, STEVE RODEN, ULTRA
(to name only a few).
worked on the ARACHNID, a fascinating fictional plant
from a J.G.BALLARD short story. Available through Drone
Records as well. - A special new release should
come out before the end of 2002 on our own label TRANSGREDIENT:
a 5-track mCD entitled SYMBIOSIS which is packed in
a first edition of 200 copies in a beautiful handmade
triangle 3-D box (made by Juergen Riedel from Dresden)
(see photo from Juergen for details).
material will be totally based on spheric guitars and
combine the most melancholic and yearnful material from
so far, from short fragmentary pieces to longer, more
structured tracks. A very personal release and a must
for everyone who enjoyed TJUKURRPA 1 or the B-side of
the long gone DAUR 10”.
like to call this music “Symbiotic Ambience”, as the
music seems to arise from the depths of pre-symbolic
experiencing. The 3-D-box edition will be probably only
available through our mail-order, the price lies at
around € 10.00, pre-orders are welcome!
SH is the title of a new 10” that comes out soon on
ring records from Portland. It appears in the already
highly collectable LACTAMASE-series and will be limited
to 500 copies (others in the series are i.e.NOISE-MAKER’S
FIFES, EDWARD KA-SPEL and COIL).
material will be very trancy with an almost oriental
atmosphere, the A-side is pure groovy hypnotism! - Another
10” vinyl named LUBIMAJA will appear on a russian label
from St. Petersburg named COLD
LANDS 3 tracks of sublime atmospheric vibes like
coming from the deepest areas of your subconscious.
/ PULSATIONS. the third part of the Tjukurrpa trilogy
is still in the making, we hope for a release early
long awaited CD
collaboration with YEN POX, years in the making,
is finally available, on the prolific industrial/dark
ambient - label Malignant !! available directly from
us or through the usual channels.
Troum Interview in Naninani-newsletter &
FEAR DROP-issue (#9)
on Transgredient Records:
(part two: drones) CD
This is the second release
on Troum's new label TRANSGREDIENT and also the second
part of the Tjukurrpa-trilogy, aiming to show the different
sides of Troum's organic & archaic dreamscapes.
This part two is dedicated to "drones", presenting
five highly atmospheric and droning tracks ranging from
minimal to monumental sounds, from dark ambient to more
ritualistic areas: these are drones to loose your rational
music on Tjukurrpa II is made by loops based on metal-sounds,
percussion & other more obscure sources, as well
as mouth-organ, choirs, guitars, and effects.
The aboriginal word "Tjukurrpa", translated
as "dreamtime",should symbolize the aim to
build music that creates a dreamy state of mind, music
of yearning, meditation and inner movement. The "Tjukurrpa"-trilogy
shows the three basic musical spheres of TROUM, "harmonies",
"drones" and "pulsations": This
second part presents the dark, droney & minimal
side of TROUM.
Comes in a special full-colour
TRANSGREDIENT RECORDS TR-02
have just finished recordings for an EP in the "Kapotte
Muziek by.." series by Korm Plastics / Staalplaat. It
will be released within this year as a vinyl-only 7"
Records has put samples of two tracks of the new Troum
album "tjukurrpa 1" on their website. The review and
Real Audio sound-files are listed below.
Stefan Knappe of Troum has started the Transgredient
label as an outlet for CD releases, thus preserving
the vinyl-only purity of his Drone Records label and
its ongoing series of seven inch singles. Troum is the
extention of the Maeror Tri project which was an incredibly
prolific isolationist / post-industrial group throughout
the '90s. Armed with a barrage of guitars, miasmic loops,
and tricked out reverb / echo / delay effects, Maeror
Tri undertook a bleak and at times nightmarish route
in search of the drone supreme. While culling from Maeror
Tri's extensive drone production techniques, Troum's
sound is far lighter -- but still never sounds as gentle
(or space-rock-y) as something like Windy & Carl
or Roy Montgomery.
Repetitive and subtly beautiful melodies rise out of
the waters of Troum's cold swirling ambience, which
grow in intensity throughout each of the seven lengthy
pieces on this disc. While the members of Troum have
been recording for well over a decade, it is still a
wonder to hear new material as they continue to challenge
themselves to improve on the what they seemingly have
already perfected: the task of creating the ultimate
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