2009

Troum - Eald-Ge-Stréon (2xCD, Album, Ltd)

Limited edition of 500 copies, include the bonus track "Abhijñâ" on a second CD. Comes in in a full color deluxe gatefold book bound CD case. Copies pre-ordered from the label also include a bonus gatefold black insert signed by Baraka (H) and Glit(S)ch.

Taken from sleeve:
"EALD-GE-STRÉON - this is a collection of strange songs and odd old jewells. Most basic versions were recorded years ago on analogue 8-track and some later re-worked & re-mastered over and over again. Pieces that were not "ready" when they were made, are pieces that developed & mutated further over the years. Most of them were originally used for live-performances. We still don't know really what it is, but we couldn't stop ourselves from producing this little hymns...

The basic version of ELATION was recorded years ago (maybe in 2001) and was then later part of a live performance also called "ELATION" and performed at the end of 2003 in London, Brighton, Dublin & Cork and spring 2004 during our European tour with DJ ZIPO.

USQUE SUMUS LUX & EOLET were performed several times in 2004 as a live-set called "SIGQAN II" in Dortmund, Copenhagen and Aarhus.

DHÂNU-H is based on a song we adore by a German "Schlager" singer. It also appeared on a credit-card mini CDR in a tiny cardboard-box edition of about 30 copies in Michael Hohendorf's 'cigarette-machine' project. It was also a part of a live show in Bremen with ASIA NOVA and VOICE OF EYE on September 13, 2007.

PROCESSION is a cover version of a SAVAGE REPUBLIC song. It was the end part of a live program we performed throughout the year 2007 in Arnhem, Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Prague & Lille. Original song was published by The Independed Project Music (BMI) / Jackson Del Rey Music (BMI).

The unreleased version of CRESCERE was the bonus part of a performance named "TRAHAN II" we performed in Antwerp, Ghent and Arnhem in April 2005. It is based on a soundtrack to a French movie from the 70s, which influenced Glit(S)ch, (8 years old) to start making music.

ABHIJÑÂ is a brand new track, specially produced specifically for the bonus CD in the winter & spring 2008 for the first 500 copies.

Everything recorded in Bremen, Germany, from (about) 2001-2008.
Ingredients: Guitar and Basswork, Voice, Accordion, Djembe, Loops, Sufi-Singing, Field, Sea and Churchbell Recordings and our legendary Serving Plate...

TROUM wishes to thank Chris McBeth, SAVAGE REPUBLIC, Helge Siehl for the participation in EOLET, Markow C. for the mastering, Stephen O'Malley for the art, design and layout and all the great people who supported us over the years, especially Jeffrey Yount who runs the official Troum website!
TROUM May 2008."

"Eald-Ge-Stréon" is Old English for "Ancient treasure". "Abhijñâ" is Sanskrit for "Higher knowledge".

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