News September 2008: TROUM
in the US again!
TROUM will perform on the first annual "IAMINDUST"-
festival in San Francisco early October, and do one
more show in Portland:
October 3, 2008: PORTLAND,
Five Star Theatre (with NADJA & TECUMSEH)
October 5, 2008: SAN FRANCISCO:
Orbis Nex (Oakland)
on the 3-day IAMINDUST-festival with VOICE OF EYE, URE
THRALL & ASIA NOVA, ILLUSION OF SAFETY, NADJA &
AIDAN BAKER, THOMAS DIMUZIO, AMBER ASYLUM, BLOOD BOX,
etc etc.. (www.iamindust.com)
long-planned collaboration-album with REUTOFF named
"Creatura Per Creaturam Continetur" is out
starting 7th of September 2008, when TROUM was in Moscow
to perform with REUTOFF and celebrate this release.
wishes to thank all the nice Russian people & friends
we met again!
The CD is released by Ewers
Tonkunst in an edition of 500 copies, a vinyl-edition
(do-LP) with bonus-material will follow soon.
News June 2008:|
news on recent activities, releases & future live-performances:
We have just finished the recordings for our
new album EALD-GE-STREON which will be released hopefully
soon on Portlands BETA-LACTAM RING RECORDS, as do-LP
and CD! www
Currently we work on a cover-version
of THE CURE's "Cold"- it should appear this
year on an "experimental" version of the whole
"Pornography"- album on french label Fario.
Other projects involved are NADJA, SAVAGE REPUBLIC and
more, so watch out, this will be a killer-compilation!!
Next project after these will be a long collaboration-piece
with CISFINITUM (to be issued later on a compilation/remix
CD on Belgium's EE Tapes www.eetapes.be
and the long planned collaboration-album with Moscow's
REUTOFF, to be released on Indiestate.
No new material out since the AIWS
CD & NARGIS 7" from last year, but two re-releases
of deleted or rare material are out since some time.
"Objectlessness" CD (Faria www.faria.ru)
is a re-issue of the deleted CDR-only release
(Mystery Sea) from 2005,with new cover-artwork by PETE
BURN/RYN (full colour cardboard-sleeve with 4 postcards).
Limited Edition of 750 copies.
sh / Ajin" CD (NEFRYT www.nefryt.serpent.pl)
a re-issue of the deleted vinyl-releases (Darve sh 10"
from 2003 & AJIN 12" from 2005), all tracks
for the first time on CD! Numbered edition of 404 copies/oversized
cardboard-cover with design by Jarecki Szeliga.
As always, you can order these releases directly
from us through Drone Records www.dronerecords.de
on planned future performances:
Moscow : Troum
has plans to celebrate the 10th anniversery of russian
post-industrial band REUTOFF and the release of the
Troum/Reutoff-collaboration LP with shows in Moscow
& St. Petersburg in September 2008.
St. Petersburg: 5. Sept. 2008,
Moscow: 7. Sept.
San Francisco: IAMINDUST-Festival
curated by URE THRALL and legendary Radio DJ "Mr.
Hate", October 3-5, 2008 www.iamindust.com
Augsburg, Germany: LAB30-Festival, 13.-15. November
Torun, Poland: CoCArt-Festival, March 26-28, 2009:
Please always check our myspace site - www.myspace.com/troum
for an updated list of confirmed gigs and last minute
additions. Also read out the Troum blog on myspace,
we have added a deeply philosophic/existential text
by our beloved SUFI Danny Hoefing, inspired by "Tjukurrpa".
NEWS January 2008
Troum's second album
SEN (released in Staalplaats Mort aux Vaches-series
in 2000) has been re-issued in three incredible vinyl-versions
by EQUATION RECORDS (a picture disc version & two colour-vinyl
versions). Sen was performed by Troum from August to
December 1999 at various places in Poland, Germany and
the Netherlands. The new limited pressings include 3
versions: 217 picture disc sets, 147 tan halo sets,
and 97 clear sepia haze sets. This stellar release is
now available at Equation & Drone Records!
This is a link to the youtube promotional
for the limited re-release of Sen by musicians Troum.
The re-release of Troum's "Sen" is now available from
Equation & Drone records! Originally recorded live at
the VPRO-studios, Amsterdam, 12/12/1999.
- Troum's contribution to Staalplaat's luminary Mort
Aux Vaches series - is fixated on the North Sea where
sheets of black ice creak under the tidal currents that
roll onto a rocky beach. Troum sees no need to utter
any direct references, implying their metaphors begind
a bleak drone haze of guitars, bells, voice, and keyboards
treated with a heavy dose of synthetic cathedral reverb.
Sen reveals Troum's post-industrial background with
a churning drum machine which rumbles underneath the
complex tonal patterns like an antiquated seaside factory.
A real collector's item with stunning mandala-esk
artwork from ALAN MC CLELLAND! http://www.chronoglide.com/Equation_mc13.html
It surely is the most luxurious vinyl release
we have so far created. See the picture below - it needs
to be handled to fully appreciate the artifact. Baraka[H]
(of Troum) has said that - apart from being the best
looking Troum record so far - it is probably the most
beautiful LP record in his whole collection!
three circular inserts are shown along with the gatefold
will perform a new live-programme soon in Antwerp, Belgium,
on the 26. of January 2008, on the Nuit & Brouillard-Festival
with SAVAGE REPUBLIC, MILITIA and AURAL HOLOGRAMS"
"Troum (an archaic translation of "dream" from the duo's
native German) mines the nether regions of the subconscious
to create waking replications of the nightly visions.
Their recordings are far from mere transcriptions
of dreams to tape; they are the gossamer residues of
once vivid memories, passed through mesmeric filters
to slowly dissolve present reality into soft focus fragments
Musically, these translations fall
both on the sublime and, at times, on the malevolent
side of the ambient fence." [Jim Haynes]
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