Jul 312019
 
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­ TROUM news July 2019 ­
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­ The very first vinyl release on Transgredient Records is out!   

MONOCUBE & TROUM – "Contemplator Caeli"   LP      (Transgredient TR-14) 
lim. 200 copies on clear "spaced out" coloured vinyl (clear with bits of sprinkled red and blue), numbered ed. with inlay

CONTEMPLATOR CAELI denotes the antique notion and skill of immersing into the (night-) sky, in order to feel connected to the immeasureable dimensions of the universe and the unearthly powers. The celestial spheres and objects are interpretated as living entities, building a shelter for the earth and the humans, reflecting an eternal cosmic order and it's principles. The sky is being watched with deep humbleness, amazement and praise.
Inspired by this old notion TROUM & MONOCUBE wanted to capture it's emotional bearing, understanding the sky also as our 'psychic firmament', the universe that is linked with every single cell in our bodies.
Ukraine's transcension guitar drone project MONOCUBE and German dream atmospherics TROUM collaborated on four long tracks, working with each other's basic material, using acoustic guitars, melodica, accordeon, voice and electronic effects.  The result is this very first vinyl release on TRANSGREDIENT, the initial edition is limited and numbered to 200 copies and comes on multi-"sky"-coloured vinyl and with inlay, feat. a phantastic artwork done by sukkeret.og.pepper studio (Berlin).

Side 1:
A1 CIRCULARIS ET PERPETUA
A2 PRECESSIO ÆQUINOCTIORUM

Side 2:
B1 STELLAE ERRANTIS
B2 DIGRESSIO

listen / buy the digital version:
https://troum.bandcamp.com/album/contemplator-caeli-collab-with-monocube

physical LP orders:
https://www.dronerecords.de/album.view.html?album=19005
 

"This has got to be one of the more densely atmospheric works to come along in years." [TJ Norris /Toneshift]
 
"One thing we can be all sure of – it is bright, beautiful, dark, and dangerous. Just as these four tracks are. " [Psymon Marshall / 1208 Fuller Ave Apt.1]
 
IN THE WORKS:

– "VORBEI DER TOD"  LP project, to be released on Raubbau early 2020
 
– one LP side contribution to a J.G. BALLARD tribute compilation (do-LP) by The Epicurean named "Time Ends", inspired by the first four novels ("the catastrophe-tetralogy"). To be released early 2020, very likely in conjunction with a new Epicurean Escapism Festival in Berlin.
 
– vinyl re-issues of both collaborations with RAISON D'ETRE on Cyclic Law
 
– a third CD collection (after "Symballein" and "Syzygie") of rare / deleted compilations material probably entitled SYNISTÁNAI, for Aquarellist / St. Petersburg – Russia

LIVE SHOWS:
– currently (this year) on a hiatus, though there could be a special performance in ATHENS end of November 2019. And we should / we hope to be on stage next year 2020 more often again!

REVIEWS TO READ =>
here's a collection of reviews that appeared for the TROUM TRANSFORMATION TAPES project (Transgredient TR-13), starting with one of the last texts of DMITRY VASILYEV (R.I.P. our friend): 
 

"Troum needs no introduction, as the icon of the drone/noise ambient scene, the duo of Stefan Knappe and Martin Gitschel created the impressive body of work completely describing the genre. The story started more than 20 years ago, when they did the first ever concert under Troum name. Celebrating the anniversary of this event, they invited many friends and collaborators to participate in the very special project, which is finally materialised as double CD on their own Transgredient Records: "Troum Transformation Tapes". It's more than just another remix or tribute album, because there were no restriction or rules for participants, who can freely use the existing Troum piece for any recycling or modification, but also composing the entirely new piece inspired by Troum music or just the long time friendship with the band.
More than 150 minutes of music explores quite diverse territories of aural expression – from minimal tonalities of Allseits and ominous post-industrial darkness of [multer] to the dramatic songs of Contrastate and Martyn Bates, from sweet melancholy of Inade and mellow harmonies of Raison d'Etre to rhythmic soundscapes of QST and brooding noisy beats of Reutoff. The glorious return of legendary Vance Orchestra and Dual marks the further peculiarity of this project, as both bands reunited specially for this occassion. The most celebrated names here, of course, are Bad Sector and Cisfinitum – both presented the new material in a very personal approach. For me, the most surprising tracks are coming from Tarkatak, who used the singing voice as one of the sources for the surrealistic balance between music and atmosphere, and enigmatic Markow C. – the name you can always meet in the liner notes for Troum albums but never credited as the author of any music before. The interesting material comes also from V.O.S. (the solo project of Steve Hall/Yen Pox) and Reutoff-related monicker O16 vs. Myrrman.
The CDs are packed in heavy embossed cardboard 6-panel digipak case, beautifully designed and supplied with multiple pages booklet where you can find the detailed essay by Jim Haynes and some writings from many participants, and of course the epigraph from Troum themselves. This milestone is a great possibility to explore the charismatic world of Troum sound, even if the music was assembled by others. I recommend it not only to the fans of this german band, but also to all who enjoy the mental travels into deep ocean of timeless sound, without borders and without prescriptions." [Dmitry Vasilyev]
 

other reviews (please copy & paste the links):
– NON-POP (german)
www.nonpop.de/nonpop/index.php?type=review&area=1&p=articles&id=3243
– BLACK MAG (german)
https://www.blackmagazin.com/?p=21341
– RABEN REPORT (german)
https://www.raben-report.de/2018/08/05/troum-transformation-tapes/
– VITAL WEEKLY (english)
vitalweekly.net/1144.html
– MERCHANTS OF AIR (english)
www.merchantsofair.com/albums/troum-troum-transformation-tapes
– BAD ALCHEMY (german) – print mag! (will later be on their website www.badalchemy.de)
– TONESHIFT (english)
https://toneshift.net/2018/08/29/transformation-tapes-by-troum/
– WESTZEIT (german)
westzeit.de/rezensionen/?id=20005
– GONZO CIRUS (dutch) – print mag!
– FREQ (english)
freq.org.uk/reviews/various-troum-transformation-tapes/
– LUX AETERNA (spanish)
https://luxatenea.com/2019/03/17/various-artists-troum-transformation-tapes/
– FEAR DROP (french)
www.feardrop.net/?p=2752
– AFRICAN PAPER (german)
africanpaper.com/2018/11/24/v-a-troum-transformation-tapes/
– CONCRETE WEB (english):
www.concreteweb.be/reviews/troum-1
– NOISE RECEPTOR (english):
https://noisereceptor.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/various-artists-troum-transformation-tapes-the-20th-anniversary-celebration-1997-2017/
 

Jul 262019
 
July 23,
2019 – Collaborative Alternative Rock Band PRIMITIVE RACE has revealed
an early taste of their upcoming album, Cranial Matter in the form of
a Toshi Kasai (Dale Crover Band) re-imaging of the title track. The
remix album Cranial Matter is a follow up to the 2018 album Soul
Pretender, and honors late front man Chuck Mosley, who tragically died
six days after the album came out.

"Toshi has become a great
friend and it was a no brainer asking him to take part on this record.
His involvement was a perfect fit following his work on Soul
Pretender. He tracked and engineered all Dale's drums. I already knew
he was a hell of a remixer from the work he did with Buzz (Melvins) on
a KMFDM EP we worked on together previously. I'm very happy with what
he did." – Chris Kniker

Check out the Crainial Matter Teaser
here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo3QOD7qbpc&feature=youtu.be

Remixes
from: Toshi Kasai (Dale Crover Band, Big Business, Melvins), Dave
Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), Dave “Rave”
Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Skinny Puppy
producer/mixer), Mike “Bumblebee” Morasky (Steel Pole Bathtub,
Milk Cult), Phildo Owen (Revolting Cocks, Skatenigs), Paul Leary
(Butthole Surfers), Rodney Anonymous (The Dead Milkmen), Kevin
Rutmanis (Melvins, Cows, Tomahawk, Hepa/Titus)

Special tribute
track in Chuck Mosley’s memory with vocals by Chris Connelly
(Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface).

Deluxe digital Bandcamp
edition includes exclusive remixes from: Crabbi (Pop Will Eat Itself,
Primitive Race), John Fryer (Producer of Depeche Mode, Nine Inch
Nails, Swans, HIM), and Jim Marcus (Die Warzau, Pigface, Go
Fight).

Track List:
1. Cranial Matter (Toshi Kasai Mix)

2. Turn It Up (Dave Lombardo Mix)
3. Bed Six (Dave Ogilvie
Mix)
4. Dancing On The Sun (Bumblebee Mix)
5. Take It All
(Skatenigs Mix)
6. Soul Pretender (Paul Leary Mix)
7. Your
Heart In Real Time
8. Cry Out (Angelspit Mix)
9. Bed Six
(Rodney Anonymous Mix)
10. Take It All (Kevin Rutmanis Mix)

11. Nothing To Behold (Ego Likeness Mix)
12. Stepping Stone
(John Fryer Mix)
13. Nothing To Behold (Go Fight Mix)
14. Row
House (Pop Will Eat Itself Mix)*

* Deluxe digital Bandcamp
Edition

PreOrder Cranial
Matter:
https://www.metropolis-records.com/product/11726/cranial-matter

Track
List:
1. Row House
2. Cry Out
3. Cranial Matter
4.
Take It All
5. Bed Six
6. Stepping Stone
7. Turn It Up

8. Soul Pretender
9. Nothing To Behold
10. Dancing on The
Sun

For more
information:
http://www.primitiverace.com/

Marc Urselli

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Jul 252019
 

 

Denver Gothic Americana Band DBUK Announces Fall Tour

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“…eerie storytelling is balanced by moments of off-beat humor. Imagine if Tim Burton and David Lynch decided to form a coffee house band.” – 50 Third and 3rd

DBUK is comprised of Munly J. Munly, Lord Dwight Pentacost, Rebecca Vera and Slim Cessna of Slim Cessna's Auto Club from Denver, Colorado. Opposite to the rousing sounds of SCAC, they create a sound that is clearly more subdued, ethereal and intimate with a lot of strings and percussion reminiscent of an agrarian, pre-industrial time.

The bands' new double album consists of the 16 songs on their first two albums; it is gothic Americana in a class of its own. A beautifully haunting brand of stark acoustic-gloom that will inevitably send shivers down the spines of the most seasoned fans. Having worked with an array of prominent musicians in the past, including members of Devotchka, Tarantella and David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower, DBUK lead-vocalist and celebrated songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jay Munly's voice evokes artists Nick Cave, and contrasts beautifully with Rebecca Vera's falsetto on a number of the tracks on Songs One Through Sixteen. The album's strings, percussion and backing vocals are dramatic, courtesy of Auto Club members Dwight Pentacost and Slim Cessna (Vera contributes cello and various other instruments, while Munly plays banjo and guitar), all culminating to create one of the more evocative releases the genre has seen in years.

The band appeared on 2013's Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White **tribute album alongside Wanda Jackson, Shooter Jennings, Robert Gorden, Los Straightjackets, Gary U.S. Bonds and more and was recently named the Westword Weekly's Best Denver Americana Artist. Songs One Through Sixteen, the new studio album by DBUK was released via Glitterhouse Records on November 9, 2018.

10/18/2019 Tucson AZ Che's Lounge
10/19/2019 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room
10/20/2019 Palm Springs CA The Alibi
10/21/2019 Los Angeles CA Love Song at Regent Theatre
10/22/2019 Los Angeles CA Love Song at Regent Theatre
10/23/2019 San Francisco CA The Lost Church SF
10/24/2019 San Francisco CA The Lost Church SF
10/25/2019 off
10/26/2019 Portland OR White Eagle
10/27/2019 Astoria OR Fort George Brewery/ Public House
10/28/2019 off
10/29/2019 Seattle WA Funhouse
10/30/2019 Bellingham WA The Shakedown
10/31/2019 Spokane WA The Bartlett
11/1/2019 Bosie ID Visual Arts Collective

 

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Jul 192019
 

UK INDUSTRIALIST MATT HART ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE AND ALBUM.

Matt Hart has announced his upcoming single 'Superficial', set for release on August 2nd. A truly massive track, harking back to the roots of industrial metal with it's pounding and relentless energy but taking it in a fresh direction with it's subtle layers and instrumentation.

'Superficial' is the first of three singles and first full track taken from the forthcoming album, 'TERRA 3808'. A concept album set in the future, where man is entrenched so deep into the mainframe of existence that he only exists superficially in reality.

 


Matt Hart – Superficial

After building a fanbase online with the release of his early works and several acclaimed EPs including the 'Chaos Rising' series, Matt Hart has brought his music to the stage and developed into a formidable live presence, opening for a who's who of industrial and metal acts in the UK and has steadily built his following.

 

'Superficial' is released worldwide August 2nd, and is taken from the upcoming album TERRA 3808, set for release 2nd November.

 

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Jul 192019
 
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There is an unconscious side of our life that will never left us: fear of the darkness, desire for the unknown, love to be lost into our emotions and to share them with other human beings. The Italian based artist Federico Leocata has always tried to transform this hidden side of ourselves into sonic landscapes mixed with electro experiments. His love for the music from Kraftwerk emerges strongly in his musical patterns and structures and it’s deeply connected with the use of synthesizers and drum machines. 
Federico Leocata debuts Gigolo with a 8 track EP called “Gamma” that reflects his definition of electronic music. From the club oriented tracks like „No Time,No Space“ and „Nymane“ to the melancholic title-track and to ethereal „Tabula Rasa“ or “Herr Klein”. The music of Federico Leocata is like an awaken dream where everything can be real or fake at the same time. A hypnagogic state of the mind that only music can express so get ready to be lost into “Gamma”!

The new album by Federico Leocata, is now available on Gigolo Music as digital download/streaming, at the moment.