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TROUM - Grote Mandrenke

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Beta-lactam Ring Records mt238
Release Year: 2012
Note: 2nd part of the POWER ROMANTIC trilogy after 'Mare Idiophonika' - back in stock! - "an aural hallucination on the events that occurred January 15-17, 1362 at the Friesian North Sea coast" - GROTE MANDRENKE is an oceanic & waving, but also dramatic & mournful journey symbolizing the nature's dominion over man; one long track in 5 movements, comes in oversized gatefold-cover
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"Available June 20th, 2012 as a first edition of 1000 copies in a custom made book bound gatefold sleeve and full color insert. Grote Mandrenke is definitely a Troum with a view. The title refers to a massive Atlantic storm that killed upwards of 25,000 Europeans in the mid 14th century (about a decade after the plague showed up. HOORAY!). Troum, of course, bathe their devastating subject in swelling waves of melodic drone and sea-walls of sound. Appropriately, Grote Mandrenke is cinematic and melancholy; anthemic and brooding, and distinctly shoegaze, but in a way that you can look up, and you still see shoes. And bodies, floating in a foamy miasma of silted water and fish guts. In fact, this should be on a label called 5AD, because this is one awesomer. Buzzsaw ambience and measured percussive breaths comprise a perfect soundtrack for nature's dominion over man." [label info]

"An aural hallucination on the events that occurred January 15-17, 1362 at the Friesian North Sea coast. This is the studio-version of a live event performed throughout 2008 & 2009, with live-visuals by Brian Traylor. First live performance: Antwerp (BE), Jan 26, 2008 at Nuit & Brouillard festival. Last live performance: Torun (PL) March 27, 2009 at CocArt festival. Final mix: May 2011
Thanks to Chris McBeth & Brian Traylor. Special thanks to Gse S. Schierloh & Bernd Hollendiek who provided us with the main basic material - by fortunate coincidence they met already in 1993 and played (Gse) & recorded (Markow C.) the material which made this release possible. All artwork by Jesse Peper jessepeper.com. Layout and design by chris.
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This is the second part in the "Power Romantic" series." [credits]