TROUM : Biography : August 2005
These are dreams, dreamed by dreamers, who are awake
TROUM 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 MAJOR 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.
TROUMs 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 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.
Live 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. TROUM 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). TROUM runs their own label TRANSGREDIENT Records for CD-outputs, but has also releases on many other labels.
Discography - Selected Releases: - DAUR 10" vinyl (1997, Cohort Records, cork-cover) - RYNA CD (1998, Myotis Records) 1st CD - FRAMA_EIS / VAR 12" vinyl (1999, Moloko+) - MORT AUX VACHES: SEN CD (2000, Staalplaat) 2nd CD - MNEMONIC INDUCTION CD collaboration-work with YEN POX (2002, Malignant Records) - 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 - AUTOPOIESIS pic-LP (2004, Small Voices) JUST OUT: - NAHTSCATO 3-track - 12"(Para Noise Rec.) - OBJECTLESSNESS lim. CD-R in the Mystery Sea - Series planned / forthcoming 2005 / 2006 : - Collaboration-CD with CHRISTIAN RENOU (BRUME) (Fario) - JIN pic-12" (Equation) - Collaboration-CD with MARTYN BATES (Transgredient)
Official website: www.troum.com