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Troum
"Mort Aux Vaches: Sen"
aquarel 24-13
2013

"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 of thought. Musically, these translations fall both on the sublime and, at times, on the malevolent side of the ambient fence.
Sen - 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.
Troum, more so than their precedent incarnation Maeror Tri, has the potential to invoke awe through their hypnogogic expanses of droning sound. Rarely have they failed to push beyond their potential, and Sen is no exception." [Jim Haynes original review for first edition in 2000]

 

CD, silk-screen printing on a microcorrugated cardboard, limited edition 500 copies

1.Sen 63:05

«SEN» is the 2nd full length Troum-album, it was originally released in the «Mort aux Vaches»-series as a CD in an edition of 600 copies, September 2000.
The album was recorded 'live in the studio' in Amsterdam at the VPRO studios in December 1999 in one take with no overdubs.
A vinyl re-issue (double pic-LP) was released on Equation Records in early 2008. This is the first CD re-issue.
Thanks to Vladimir Manevtsov to make this re-edition possible.
Troum, April 2012

Mastered by Sergey Uak-Kib
www.kshatriy.pro

Art Direction, Design – Oleg Galay

www.troum.com
www.troum.bandcamp.com