Troum – Sigqan

Drone Records

Broken into three parts Sigqan is the latest release by the Bremen-based duo known as Troum and it is one lush affair. Filled with velvety drones that pass throughout like undulating bodies floating in slow-motion under water. Perhaps it simply invokes the guise of cinema in some subconscious way? The quieter it gets the fuller the sound, like an airport with a constant flow of fueled planes hovering, landing, all in line, patterned throughout the nearby skies. Originally produced in 2002, this studio-based re-release was recorded live in a single take without overdubs. It’s important to note that this was mastered by Robert Rich whose own work is incredibly sleep-inducing. Within this field of warmly encoded aural slumber there’s a bit of a call to natural forces. A composition that finds 2012 reaching around the corner, a fairly imposing soundtrack for our times.

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