NEWS 2005 & 2006:
IN DECEMBER 2006 on OLD EUROPA CAFE.
& ALL SIDES - Shutun CD in round metal-box with
white print & inlay. Edition of 1000 copies.
"Shutun" is the studio-version of the
after several historical releases as MAEROR TRI,the
acclaimed German duo is going for their first full-length
release on OEC as TROUM ! This is, as they say, their
most complex work to date made mixing 25 different tracks
into one unique long (over 50 minutes) composition!
TROUM for this album is collaborating with the female
ALL SIDES-project which makes this release even more
intriguing & it's their first full-length album
since Tjukurrpa 3 dated 2003 ...
German word for "Dream") aim is to lead the
listener into a hypnotizing dream-state of mind, and
use music as the direct path to the unconscious pointing
to the archaic essence of human psyche ! TROUM works
to create altered states of mind, they work on the human
unconscious sphere ...
post-industrial drone music is created using a wide
range of instruments like: guitar, bass, voice, accordion,
balalaika, flute, mouth-organ, melodica, gong, field
recordings & more, to create a sort of transcendental
dark & atmospheric ambient industrial. TROUM doesn't
work with synths, samples or computer soundscapes !
The sounds are created "by hand" .
You can feel in this album : mysticism, ancestral power,
ancient rites, the nature of your being ...
also a collapsing world, the sounds of a falling universe,
the deepest and more far star burning ....
as the more inner part of yourself moving & pulsing
!A journey through space, body & soul!
album comes in a special round metal-box!"
TROUM & AIDAN BAKER perform live on the Brainwaves-Festival
in Boston and have more shows in USA & Canada this
November 2006 !!
TROUM is performing "Shutun" (CD out on Old
Europa Cafe this month!) with live-member ALL SIDES
on the BRAINWAVES-Festival in Boston, and will do 4
more shows together with AIDAN BAKER / NADJA and others!
A film by US-filmmaker BRIAN TRAYLOR will be shown
during the show.
Nov 15: NEW YORK CITY. The Lucky Cat, 245 GRAND STREET,
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN. With BLACK CENTIPEDE, JAMES
PLOTKIN, NADJA. See: www.theluckycat.com
Thurs, Nov 16: HARTFORD, CT. The Raw Gallery, 56
Arbor Street. With AIDAN BAKER, TODD MERRELL.
Nov. 17: ARLINGTON/BOSTON, BRAINWAVES-Festival. Regent
Theatre, 7 Medford St. With VOLCANO THE BEAR, IRR.APP(ext).,
ZEV, E.KA-SPEL, NADJA, DJ STEVEN STAPLETON, CHRISTOPH
HEEMANN, ARANOS, JESSICA BAILIFF, etc See: http://brainwashed.com/10/
Nov 18: MONTREAL, Sala Rossa. 4848 boul. St-Laurent.
With TIM HECKER, AIDAN BAKER, THIS QUIET ARMY.|
Mon, Nov 20: TORONTO, Le Labo, 55, rue Mill, Cannery
Building # 58, Studio 317. With POLMO POLPO & AIDAN
NOW! (October 2006)
Troum has a long track
named “THRAUSMATA ENOS ENEIROU” on “I, MUTE HUMMINGS:
A Collection of Drone Music and Dulcet Atmospheres”
CD, a fine compilation with dreamy experimental ambience,
published by the new German label EX OVO. Other tracks
come from: KEITH BERRY, FEAR FALLS BURNING, DRONAEMENT,
JEFFREY RODEN, PAUL BRADLEY, STEVE JOLLIFFE, COLUMN
ONE, RICHARD LAINHART. Go to exovo.org
for more details.
v.a. I, MUTE HUMMINGS
EXO001- CD - First pressing: 500 Jewelcase
collection of dense atmopsheres features a former member
of Tangerine Dream and offers you the chance to listen
to the world premiere of a long-lost thirty year old
gem by an early synthesizer pioneer - as well as exclusive
tracks by seven influential artists from the field of
contemporary drone music.
TROUM NEWS 08.2006
Two new CDRs are out with early &
SEEING-EAR GODS CD-R
Live at KFJC Palo Alto 15. March 2001. Discorporeality
Recordings. Recorded "live in the studio"
in Palo Alto, CA, USA; 15. March 2001 at KFJC-Radio
Mastered & cover artwork by URE
A one-tracker of 60+ min (in six sections).
First edition numbered. 200 copies.
with liner-notes by URE THRALL label - contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
DREAMING MUZAK CD-R
the very first Troum-MC from 1997.
On a new sub-label
from Taalem named Kokeshidisk
A first edition of 100 copies is being offered, but
we will have further editions after demand.
Also, theres a new Troum-track out on
this nice compilation dedicated to icy landscapes:
Glacial Movements. First release from a new Italian
label, a compilation dedicated to the theme "frozen
landscapes", with: CLOSING THE ETERNITY, NORTHAUNT,
THO-SO-AA, TUU, TROUM, AIDAN BAKER, NETHERWORLD, OOPHOI,
Limited edition of 300 copies.
Troum is proud
to announce several live activities this coming autumn
2006 (most shows with ALL SIDES a.k.a. Nina Kernicke
as third live-member!):
September 3, 2006
SCHIPHORST, Germany (near Hamburg), at the Avantgarde
Festival curated by FAUST-member Jean-Herve Peron.
Festival goes from Sept.1 to 3, with LEGENDARY PINK
DOTS, FAUST, ASMUS TIETCHENS, ROTHER & MOEBIUS,
LA STPO, CHARLES HAYWARD, etc... www.avantgardefestival.de
September 8, 2006 MOSCOW, Russia: Cultural
Center DOM, 24/4, Bol. Ovchinninkovskij per.
Troum-show with CISFINITUM as support ! www.dom.com.ru
September 29, 2006 HELSINKI, Finland:
Club Liberte, Kolmas linja 34 - contact: email@example.com
September 30, 2006 TURKU, Finland: Club TVO,
Rehtorinpellonkatu 6 - contact:
October 7, 2006
VILNIUS, Lithuania, on the "Nordic Audio Modern
2006 - second edition", Military bunker "Vault",
adr. Subaciaus str. 99, Vilnius, Lithuania. Festival
with VISIONS, MEGAPTERA, DES ESSEINTES, GUSTAV HILDEBRAND,
TROUM coming to the US & Canada
On November 17, TROUM will perform on
the Brainwaves-Festival in ARLINGTON, BOSTON,
MA, and do some other shows in Canada & US during
that time together with AIDAN BAKER (not all arranged
Please watch this Troum-site or, for an always
updated overview about forthcoming shows, please watch
our new myspace site at: www.myspace.com/troum
has created a site with info and full discography including
TROUM has finished a studio-version
of the current live-programme with ALL SIDES under the
This piece should appear on
CD this autum on OLD
EUROPA CAFE as a metal box edition.
There's a new Troum article in
the current issue of E/I. Please support this nice
TROUM NEWS 05.2006
Transgredient Records presents: MARTYN BATES
& TROUM To a Child, Dancing in the Wind CD
Profound songs inspired by YEATS-poems: The acoustic
transformation of the deepest yearning.
On This CD:
For this release, the German transcendental-drone-duo
TROUM teams up with the legendary British singer / songwriter
and EYELESS IN GAZA-member MARTYN BATES. More than 2
years in the making, MARTYN BATES has sung & played
(mouth organ & melodica) over basic material TROUM
provided consisting of harmonic minimal loops
& basic song structures derived from accordeon,
e-bass & guitar, percussion), who were then also
responsible for the final subsequent additions mastering
(adding more guitar-work, voices & balalaika).
MARTYN BATES has chosen to sing four poems
of the famous Irish poet W.B.YEATS, and he did this
with a most impressive sensitivity for TROUM'S very
sublime & rather hidden harmonic structures. There
are also two instrumentals in a more experimental style
on this disc, one being a dark drone reprise of the
main piece MAD AS THE MIST AND SNOW #2.
MARTYNs voice is surely not something for everyone
its of an extreme emotional & yearnful
quality that might be not easy to stand a yearning
which is like a deep cry out to the horizon,
to something that is unreachable per se, feeling a passion
that tears you apart inside. This is pure emotional
poetry transformed into yearnful audible spherics !
Daniel Crokaert, founder
of the dream-ambience CDR-label MYSTERY SEA in Brussels
and a long-time fan of both MARTYN BATES & TROUM,
has created a stunning 6-panel digipack using pictures
approved by Martyn.
BATES is the legendary British songwriter, being active
since the early 80s, one half of EYELESS IN GAZA
& also working solo with other musicians and with
Alan Trench as 12.000 DAYS. He has established a unique
own style combining elements of folk & various other
influences with this remarkable singing, being expressively
poetic & highly emotional at any time.
TROUM is a German duo consisting of 2/3 of the remains
of the ambient-industrialists MAEROR TRI (last year
saw a rennaisance of M.T. with many re-releases of their
works). TROUM describe their music themselves as transcendental
drone-muzak, a very atmospheric & emotional
but often also monumental and noisy, hypnotically &
at times trance-inducing rhythmic melange.
6-panel 4-colour digipack,
6 tracks, 38:30 playtime
Transgredient Records is Troum's label and
can be contacted through Drone Records: www.dronerecords.com
"TROUM dreamscapers blow their
subliminal spiralling, looped delicate audio mobiles,
finely tuning them to MARTYN BATES' keen emotional
songs & reverberating poetry in motion... Notes linger
in the fragile air... a golden voice haunts the heart
of the melody, and we seem to hear angel sighs, like
suspended dancing sparkles in front of iridescent stained
glass windows... the music wraps up the sacralized space
with miniature beautiful serenades into which words
flow effortlessly... W.B. Yeats' mystical poems take
suddenly unsuspected colours, inviting to unbridled
Chalkdc/Mystery Sea - May 2006
New Release Info (January 2006)
- Title Ajin picture disc mLP - 500 copies Label Equation~
Details: 500 copies only. Heavy 4-track 12” mLP
picture disc with numbered circular insert, sealing
sticker and an ‘information’ sticker on front. Exquisite
artwork by eyelyft.
small 45 second movie (in 3 formats) to promote this
release is also available at: www.chronoglide.com/equation.html.
have a long pedigree in the genre of richly textured
ambient & drone music. This release continues their
journey into the recesses of our mind with 4 tracks
covering different styles: deep abyssal ambience, detailed-textures,
archaic beats and haunting delicate floating drones.
TROUM NEWS November/December 05:
After a long pause (Martin / the GLIT[s]CH says BIG
thanks to everyone for all the numerous health- &
TROUM performs live again, with
a new face on stage (Nina) & showing a film by CYRIL
Dec. 02: Leipzig, Germany: Galerie fuer
Zeitgenoessische Kunst, Karl-Tauchnitz-Strasse 11.
ticket: 5 Euro
Dec. 03: Wroclaw , Poland :
on 4th WROCLAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL
FIRLEJ - 56 Grabiszynska Street. Wroclaw, Poland.
tickets: 10 Euro per day
other bands performing:
HERBST9, JOB KARMA, HATI, LAGOWSKI, SOL INVICTUS, etc..
contact: Maciek Frett" firstname.lastname@example.org
on Fario in France:
CD , split & collaboration CD by CHRISTIAN RENOU
(ex BRUME) and TROUM.
planned AJIN 4-track pic-10" will be out soon as a pic-12"
on Equation Records (www.chronoglide.com/equation),
there are delays because of pressing-problems.
The collaboration CD with MARTYN BATES (www.eyelessingaza.com/mb.html)
is nearly finished and will come out on our own label
TRANSGREDIENT RECORDS in a few weeks we hope !
finally there will be troum / drone records - articles
/ interviews in next issues of D-EFFECTS (www.deffects.de)
and AUF ABWEGEN (www.aufabwegen.de)
NEWS July 2005:
We are glad to announce several new & special releases
for the next few months:
experimental drone-tracks in the wonderful MYSTERY SEA-CDr-series
from Brussels. Limited to 100. www.mysterysea.net
NAHTSCATO - 12" VINYL.
12" in an edition of 300 copies on Cologne's PARA
AJIN - A 4-track 10" VINYL picture-disc
with stunning artwork by Alan Mc Clelland
Out on Equation Records this
summer ! www.chronoglide.com/equation
The collaboration with CHRISTIAN RENOU (ex-BRUME)
is just finished and will appear as a full-length CD
soon on FARIO in France ! email@example.com
Dreaming Muzak CD-R. re-release
of the very first Troum-MC from 1997. On a new sub-label
from Taalem named Kokeshidisk: kokeshidisk.free.fr/news.htm
SYMBALLEIN LP. Early & lost compilation material
from 1997-1999. Planned on Flesh Eating Ants : www.flesheatingants.com
- pre-orders are possible from troum(at)dronerecords.de
TROUM is still working on collaborations with MARTYN
BATES and URE THRALL, also with video/film-makers CYRIL
HERRY (FR) and BRIAN TRAYLOR (US).
Performances in Belgium & NL this April 2005
with a film by US-filmmaker BRIAN
ANTWERP (BEL), APRIL 3: CC
LUCHTBAL, Columbiastraat 110. (with SUNN O) &
GHENT (BEL), APRIL 9: THE FRONTLINE,
Overpoortstraat 37. (with THO-SO-AA & HROPTR)
ARNHEM (NL), APRIL
10: Het Vertrek i.s.m. Sonorama (podium voor geluidskunst),
Voormalig Velperpoort Station (old railway station),
Van Muylwijkstraat 195 / Steenstraat (with MURMANSK).
contact: 026-4453028 or
NEWS January 2005:
"TROUM has the track "S'engourdir"
out on the great CD-compilation '..... in the Crystal
Cage - a collection of isolationist soundscapes for
the inner cinema' by german label / magazine IKONEN.
Media presents ...in the Crystal Cage
CD Compilation (ikon02)
23rd of November 2004 Isolationist Soundscapes for the
Inner Cinema 75 Minutes of fascinating atmospheric music
in a dark and beautiful three-panel-digipak.
Imagine you’re in a crystal cage You breath deeply Yet
you can’t relax Your eyes staring Into light – and darkness
There are pattern Like flowers of ice You hear flames
Devouring the walls The crystal cage could be your prison
It could be – your isolation It could be – Life.
Sonic constructions by Inade (D) Herbst9 (D) Anenzephalia
(D) Fir§t Law (D) Shining Vril (GB) Galerie Schallschutz
(D) Apoptose (D) Tho-So-Aa (D) Drape Excrement (D) Naevus
(GB) Pilori (D) Golgatha (AU)
NEWS November 2004:
has a series of very different sounding picture-vinyls
seeing the daylight on different labels... just out
are: - UN/MAHTS pic-7" on Equation Records (->
limited to 444 copies with artwork by Oliver Jakobi,
raw archaic pulses and ambient noise !
label info: "Heavy vinyl 7" picture disc
featuring some beautiful artwork and limited to 444
numbered . Troum once again deliver exquisitely beautiful
drones and noise to submerge your senses into other-worldly
states. Comes with numbered round magnetic insert."
- AUTOPOIESIS pic-LP on Small Voices. (-> www.smallvoices.it
was announced in latest news info already - to be followed
soon by a pic-10" on Laub Records (-> www.laub-records.de
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