Symballein (CD, 2007)


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A collection of rare & early tracks (Vol.I): period 1997-1999 from Troums very archaic & droney sounding begin. 6 pieces from long deleted compilations. Released by SMALL VOICES on CD in 2007.

As a bonus you get three rare group photos from the earlier Troum times.

"Symballein" is the second TROUM releases on SmallVoices label after the well ... "Autopoiesis" LP picture disc (SVV001) actually SOLD OUT. This album is a collection of very rare material, from the very beginning of Troum (period: 1997 - 1999). As Troum meaning the music is dreamy... The concept of the ‘Dream’ is the common thread running through Troum; the name, the music and the philosophy. For not only is TROUM the old German word for "DREAM" but, according to their website, ‘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 human’s inner psyche. TROUM tries to create music that works like a direct transformation of unconscious matter’.
In Symballein dreams are obscure and indecipherable..., in one word nightmares; the music is archaic and droney, with multi-layered guitar drones..., oneiric ambient industrial nearly to Maeror Tri best releases. The disc in packaged in a elegant and luxurious embossed cardboard digi-sleeve. Symballein: "perceivable & non-perceivable things fall into one" [label press release]


released October 30, 2007

Subtitled: Perceivable & non-perceivable things fall into one. A collection of rare & early tracks: 1997-1999

1 - rec. 05/97, released on "A Bell Is Just A Bowl Till It's Struck" CDr [2000], Beta-Lactam Ring Records [mycophilie toxin 006], in an art/object of 100 copies.
2 - rec. 12/97, released on "Circles Of Infinity" do-MC [1998], Myotis Records [MYO002], lim to 150 copies.
3 - rec. 05/98, released on "Paraphilia Worsh(wh)ip" CDr [1999], Manteinance 004, lim. to 150 copies.
4 - rec. 03/99, released on "Lágrimas De Miedo N°6 - S.i.l.o." CD compilation [1999], came with "Fear Drop Vol. 6" magazine [LAGR006], edition of 1000 copies.
5 - rec. 05/97, releaded on "Ambient Intimacy Volume 1" CDr compilation [1998], EE Tapes ET50, lim. to 100 copies.
6 - rec. 09/99, released on "Audio Odditions #2" CD compilation [2000]. Influx Communication.



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