"Symballein" is the second Troum release on the Small Voices label after "Autopoiesis" LP picture disc. This album is a collection of very rare material, from the very beginning of Troum (period: 1997 - 1999).
As Troum meaning the music is dreamy... The concept of the ‘Dream’ is the common thread running through Troum; the name, the music and the philosophy. For not only is Troum the old German word for "dream" but, according to their website, ‘the dream, seen as a central manifestation of the unconscious, symbolizes the aim of Troum to lead the listener into a hypnotizing dream-state of mind, a pre-verbal and primal consciousness sphere. Troum uses music as the direct path to the Unconscious, pointing to the archaic "essence" of the human’s inner psyche. Troum tries to create music that works like a direct transformation of unconscious matter’.
In Symballein dreams are obscure and indecipherable..., in one word nightmares; the music is archaic and droney, with multi-layered guitar drones... oneiric ambient industrial nearly to Maeror Tri best releases. Served in elegant embossed digisleeve.