Black vinyl with insert. Limited 400 copies
Troum is a German project of drone music, ambient music, noise music, and experimental music. It was founded in the late 1990s. Troum is the old German word for “Ddream”. The dream is seen as a central manifestation of the unconscious, and 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. Their 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 and alien dimensions. Music as an expression of the mystery of existence itself. When i have listen to this vinyl single to the end, I can only walk away stating that I have experienced something that I do not fully understand as of yet. The tracks are all mythical beasts, focusing on abstract arts and visuals.