TROUM – 'Seeing-Ear Gods' ZOHAR 017-2
‘Seeing-Ear Gods' is the second collaboration between Troum and Zoharum. The album in question is the re-release of the obscure CDR which saw the light of the day 5 years ago on Discorporeality Recordings label. Here it is repackaged (3-panel digipak) and gloriously remastered by Anders Peterson (from Ghost Sounds mastering studio) responsible for dusting off other Troum / Maeror Tri releases.
'Seeing-Ear Gods' is quite different a release from 'Autopoiesis / Nahtscato' released on Zoharum last year. It's not as multilayered or varied, but at the same time is much more minimalist and hence very hypnotic. It works more on the subconscious level. It demonstrates how to create a mindblowing atmosphere with very little sounds involved.
Just one track, divided into 6 separate parts, but be assured that you will press the 'repeat' button a lot of times.
'Opus Tartari' is the latest album of Italian dark ambient project which – in its leader's own words – after years of esoteric and alchemist studies decided to transfer his own experiences into music. Ouroboros should be then treated as a medium used in search for its own philosophical stone.
Compositions included on the album lead the listener into the world of antique and medieval times due to their tunes and the singing in Latin. Mystical, slightly sacral character of the tracks has become its leitmotif recognisible for the band.
Marco Grosso known for his collaboration with many session musicians (with Claudio Dondo of Runes Order) asked a lot of vocalists (Nuna Luna – soprano voice, Sorath Isis, Aleph Zero, Malice) to participate in the recordings as well. This resulted in the creation of 'Opus Tartari' – an intriguing, emotional, full of unsettling beauty and esoterica journey.
The album can be likened to early releases of Diamanda Galas, The Moon and the Nightspirit and The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud.
The album has been released in a 3-panel digipak..
1 – SIGILLUM SOLIS
2 – PAVOR NOCTURNUS
3 – ACQUA REGIA
4 – ARTIFEX III
5 – OPUS TARTARI
6 – PULVIS SOLARIS
7 – CORPUS MUNDUM