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"There is a psychedelic edge to their music that goes right into the brain, creating a massive headspace." [Frans De Waard]

"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." [Jim Haynes]

"TROUM is a duo located in Bremen, Germany, established in early 1997. The two members "Glit(s)cH" and "Baraka[H]" were active before in the influental ambient industrial group MAEROR 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 synths, 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 throughout Europe, Russia, USA & Canada, and played or toured with SPEAR, TARKATAK, VANCE ORCHESTRA, ULTRASOUND, BAD SECTOR, SUNN O))), AEOGA, AIDAN BAKER/NADJA and others.TROUM also performed at several bigger festivals like: NURSERY INJECTION - Stockholm (1998), LIEU UNIQUE–Nantes (2000), ARTOOZ-Limoges (Fr) (2001 & 2003), TOON – Haarlem (NL) (2001), ARCHAIKA & TECHNOLOGIYA - Moscow (2002), SEE[H]EAR-Festival Den Haag (2004), WROCLAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL (2005), SCHIPHORST-AVANTGARDE-FESTIVAL (2006), BRAINWAVES-Festival (Boston, 2006).
TROUM runs their own label TRANSGREDIENT Records for CD-outputs, but has also releases on many other labels." [official info]

Album Format Label & Cat. Number Description Year Price (incl. 19% VAT)  
Tjukurrpa (part two: drones) CD Transgredient Records TR-01 (b) Second part in the Tjukurrpa-trilogy, again in circle cover design 2002 €13.00
Tjukurrpa (part three: rhythms and pulsations) CD Transgredient Records TR-01(c) third & last part of the Tjukurrpa-trilogy 2003 €13.00
Ryna CD Transgredient Records TR-04 re-release of debut-album from 1998 ! digipack with artwork by Tilmann Benninghaus 2006 €12.00
AIWS CD Transgredient Records TR-05 first full-length album in many years, studio-material rec. 2002-2005, stunning artwork by ALAN MC. CLELLAND. 6-panel full-colour digipack. 2007 €12.00
Nargis 7inch VivaHate Records VHR-45-002.1 the dark & roaring side of TROUM; ed. of 500 / part one of the "Landscapes Single Series" / full-colour artwork & inlay designed by MARS WELLINK (adVANCED); last copies back in stock, now SOLD OUT at label! 2007 €6.00
Symballein CD Small Voices SVR07024 a collection of rare & early tracks 1997-1999 from Troums very archaic & droney sounding begin. 6 pieces from long deleted compilations. Nice textured cardboard-cover. 1000 copies pressed. 2007 €10.00
Ljubimaya / Daur CD Abgurd AB-38 re-issue of the very first TROUM release (the 3-track 10" vinyl-only "DAUR" from 1998, Cohort Rec), plus the LJUBIMAYA 10" from 2003 (Waystyx 03); cover pictures by Dmitry Chistov aka HUM; lim. 500 2009 €12.50
SIGQAN CD Transgredient Records TR-06 re-issue of the long deleted album from 2003 (Desolation House), comes with new artwork feat. UV-high gloss spots, designed by Alan McClelland. 2009 €13.00
Autopoiesis / Nahtscato CD Zoharum ZOHAR 012-2 finally a CD version / re-issue of the two vinyl-only releases AUTOPOIESIS (pic-LP from 2004) and NAHTSCATO (12" from 2005); plus two unreleased versions / bonus-tracks recorded 2003; 6-panel digipack, edition of 500 copies 2010 €12.00
Seeing-Ear Gods CD ZOHARUM Zohar 017-2 re-issue of this very rare CDR released originally on URE THRALLs Discorporeality Recordings; recorded "live in the studio" in Palo Alto, California, on 15. March 2001 at KFJC-Radio-station. New cover, re-mastered, lim. 500 2011 €12.00
Grote Mandrenke CD Beta-lactam Ring Records mt238 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; LAST COPIES - LABEL INACTIVE 2012 €14.00
Mare morphosis CD Transgredient Records TR-09 the third & final part in the "Power Romantic" trilogy - "Mare morphosis definitely gives Troum’s music a new dimension, reflecting ancient waves, amplifying the power of Sehnsucht, drumming the drowning heart." [Denis Boyer / Fear Drop]- lim. 1000, 8 panel fold out cover. IN STOCK NOW !! 2013 €12.00
Syzygie CD Cold Spring Records CSR183CD a collection of nine rare tracks from lost & deleted compilations, recorded 1999-2002, the follower to 'Symballein' (2010) => "unbearably beautiful drones, multi-layered transcendental noise, and highly atmospheric dream-muzak"; stunning cover-artwork by ABBY HELASDOTTIR (GYDJA), re-mastering by MARTIN BOWES (ATTRITION); edition of 1000 copies 2013 €13.00
Dreaming Muzak CD Zoharum ZOHAR 074-2 "The soundtrack to your Dreams" - re-mastered re-issue of TROUMs first full length release (came out as lim. MC on Cling Film Records, at the same time as the RYNA CD in Oct. 1998) with recordings from 1997, for the first time as regular CD => two long amorph droning soundtracks to be played during your dreams in endless mode... lim. 350 copies with new cover artwork 2014 €13.00
ACOUASME CD Cold Spring Records CSR213CD new studio album with six long tracks of pestering transrational drones that sound like an aural psychiatric symptom, a humming hallucination leaving the stable reality - the surrounding acoustic world as perceived through the mind of a mentally disordered person, 'Acouasme' sets you deep into a world of strange and eerie aural occurences... "At the end of 'Acouasme', I can only walk away stating that I have experienced something that I do not fully understand as of yet." [Brutal Resonance] 2015 €13.00
AIWS LP Backwards BW25 vinyl version of album from 2007; re-mastered by THOMAS DIMUZIO - the last Troum album that was recorded entirely analogue, on 8-track tape recorder; BLACK VINYL edition, 300 copies, stunning new artwork by PIERRE-YVES GIRARD "composed with guitar-drones and harmonic phrases that are processed in various ways creating an atmosphere of the sublime and emotional meditative states that transcend listener to immerse within themselves.." 2017 €18.00
These are Dreams, dreamt by Dreamers, who are awake T-SHIRT Transgredient Records DREAMS-1 hypnotic circle with the slogan, printed 15 x 15 cm RED on BLACK on the chest => the accompanying T-shirt to the "Troum Transformation Tapes" anniversary, designed by THOMAS DOHMEN & silk-screen printed by Dirt Road Cotton in Utrecht (NL), with special 'Discharge printing technique' (the colour NEVER wears off the shirt because it discoulours the fabric instead of placing ink on top of it); 2nd edition of 50 copies, only GIRLIE sizes left, special priced now! 2019 €12.00
Synistanai CD Aquarellist – aquarel 53-20 third collection of 'rare and deleted' tracks (after SYMBALLEIN and SYZYGIE), now from the period 2003-2007 which was surely one of Troum's best and active phases => nine tracks from various compilations, all re-mastered by IGOR POTSUKAILO of BARDOSENTICCUBE, many of them nowadays impossible to find... the use of accordeon and melancholic moods is omnipresent here... ed. of 300 copies 2020 €13.00
Autopoiesis / Nahtscato (re-press w. different artwork) CD Zoharum ZOHAR 012-2 re-press with slightly different cover (glossy spiral on backside) of about 300 copies: the re-issue of the two vinyl-only releases AUTOPOIESIS (pic-LP from 2004) and NAHTSCATO (12" from 2005); plus two unreleased versions / bonus-tracks recorded 2003;.."When suspending their drones as lugubrious slabs of sound, Troum emerge as a brooding doppleganger of the shoegazer ethos." [Jim Haynes /The Wire] 2021 €12.00
Da-Pu-Ri-To-Jo Labyrinth / Spiral motive [ T-SHIRT Zoharum / Alchembria the labyrinth / spiral motive from the DA-PO-RI-TO-JO re-issue on Zoharum, white on black print on both sides, very good quality shirt, ask for available sizes 2021 €15.00
DA-PU-RI-TO-JO (The Singles 2004-2016) CD Zoharum ZOHAR 218-2 re-issue of the BLACK MARA - box from 2017 - a compilation of TROUMs 7" vinyl releases (+ one digital only EP) through the years 2004 - 2016, all re-mastered and with stunning new artwork (6 panel digipak)... "12 dreamscapes that range from soothing, etheral and meditative through emotional and mysterious to dark, industrialesque and nightmarish." 2021 €13.00
Symbiosis LP Auf Abwegen AATP93 first ever vinyl re-issue of deleted mini-CD, with solo-tracks by both TROUM members based on guitar-harmonies and "endless" circling structures, like in a painting of M.C. ESCHER... - this LP contains a sixth new bonus-track based on older material; lim. 300 VIOLET vinyl, artwork by SALT, using x-ray brain scans of both members ; comes with DL code 2024 €22.00