TROUM is a duo located in Bremen, Germany, established in early 1997. The two members “GlitH” and “Baraka[H]” were active before in the influental ambient industrial group MAËROR 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.
TROUM’s 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.
Filip Gheysen is a musician and audio artist, living and working in Ghent, Belgium, with a passion for sound and experimental music. Using only a tabletop guitar, effects and the occasional autoharp, he creates abstract droning soundscapes, stripped of all unnecessary elements, focussing solely on the timbre and tone of his instrument.
Filip Gheysen has been very active in different projects. He is the founder of Glasvocht records and has released albums under the monikers Picturesque, Teledroom (with Portables-guitarist Wio) and is a member of the band 4 Black Boxes (with Jürgen De Blonde aka Köhn and Tom Vangheluwe).
With TraumaSutra, Peter De Koning takes you from one atmosphere to the other; sometimes very quiet and minimal, other times noisy and extreme. However, It’s always a reflection of this own chaotic mind. In his music, using broken cymbals, iron plates, bricks, elements of nature, toys, plastic bags, construction site materials. The list is endless, as are the possibilities. The use of synthesizers and ‘normal’ instruments is kept to a minimum.
Being a very broadminded individual, he’s also active in a number of other projects. First and foremost is his band Intens, with which he has played on all kinds of stages in Belgium, going from underground rock clubs to open door school events. Since 2008, he is also an active member of Belgian cult act Hybryds, working in the ritual/mythical/industrial and magical music scene. This band is known for its mind expanding sound and have been one on the forefront of the Belgian industriai/experimental scene since the 1980s.
Since 1996 Tzii spreads his magickal corrosive frequencies all over the world through touring from eastern and western europe to Australia, passing by USA, Canada, Japan and Africa, where he played hundreds of shows. A mountain of multiple figures….
He’s a co-founder and active member of the V-ATAK collective/dvd label, a crew raping with no limits your eyes and ears in multimedias festivals worldwide, is one half of Solar Skeletons and several other bands such as MS30 (released on Silken Tofu).
Troum, Tzii, Filip Gheysen, Traumasutra
Thursday, 30th October | 20:00 CET
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