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Mort Aux Vaches: Sen

Label: Aquarellist

Format: CD

Genre: Noise

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"Much like their previous incarnation Maeror Tri, Troum are masters of the slow progression, be it in terms of intensity, volume, style, or all three, as in the case of this release. Sen, which consists of one hour-long track, begins quietly with delicate reverberations and soft metallic ringing: sonic architecture so subtle that one might not even notice the gradual accumulation of the duo's trademark sound. Troum's skill as artists in field of drones truly lies in their ability to craft them with such beauty. All too frequently are we besieged with power electronics artists who employ this technique in ways that are either overwhelming or boring. By layering dones with wistful electronic spirals, Troum lends them an undeniable prettiness. It isn't until twenty-five minutes into Sen that these almost gossamer soundscapes give way to the throb of a translucent beat, which in turn melts into rhythmic patches of distortion as the album takes on creepier, harsher textures. These twists and turns are, however, not ungraceful in the slightest, but dissolve into one another with fluid ease. Finally, stripping down to a solitary, nearly inaudible echo, Sen fades to an end just as gently as it began." - Brainwashed

Cat. number: aquarel 24-13
Year: 2013

"SEN" is the 2nd full length Troum-album, it was originally released in the "Mort aux Vaches"-series as a CD in an edition of 600 copies, September 2000. The album was recorded 'live in the studio' in Amsterdam at the VPRO studios in December 1999 in one take with no overdubs.

A vinyl re-issue (double pic-LP) was released on Equation Records in early 2008. This is the first CD re-issue. Thanks to Vladimir Manevtsov to make this re-edition possible. Troum, April 2012 Silk-screen printing on a microcorrugated cardboard, limited edition of 500 copies.


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