THE LODGE presents:
TROUM (ger) + FEINE TRINKERS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM (ger) + RM74 (ch)
27/11/2010 @ Bazillus Club, Zurich
TROUM is a duo located in Bremen, Germany, established in early 1997. The two members (Martin Gitschel and Stefan Knappe) were active before in the influental ambient industrial group MAEROR TRI (which existed from 1988 to 1996). TROUM is the old german word for "DREAM". 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 humans inner psyche. TROUM tries to create music that works like a direct transformation of unconscious matter.
TROUMs creations are influenced by post-industrial, minimal and drone-music. Both members use guitar, bass, voice, accordion, balalaika, flute, mouth-organ, melodica, gong, field recordings, pre-recorded-tapes and a diversity of sound-objects to build a kind of multi-layered and highly atmospheric dreaming-muzak. Their sound could be described as “dark atmospheric ambient industrial”, "transcendental noise" or just “Tiefenmusik”. TROUM doesn't work with synths, samplers or computer-soundsources, the sounds are created "by hand" to reach a broader sensibility. TROUM uses a spiral as their logo, expressing the trance-inducing potential of the music and the wish to reach inner, deeper spheres of the mind with it. Music as a door to unknown & alien dimensions. Music as an expression of the mystery of existence itself.
FEINE TRINKERS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM is the experimental music project of Jürgen Eberhard hailing out of Bremen, Germany. Having extensively toured everything from the Netherlands to Switzerland and Russia over the past two decades the project released unique vinyl CD and cassettes in multiple editions, usually personalised and with hand-painted artwork.
Every show of F.T.B.P.D. is a unique experience in itself - timeless and with an amazing attention to detail - truly a feast for the ears.
RM74 is the solo project of Swiss musician Reto Mäder who lives in Bern. His take on electronic music as it sits side by side with "real” instrumentation - organ, piano, harp, gong, guitar, kalimba, horn - is characterized by complex structures and dense, bizzare atmoshere. He meshes electronics with instruments in such a way as to make both sides of the fence talk to one another. It’s a cryptic and wide open language between drifting electro-acoustic music, minimal instrumental figures, drones, experimental electronics and slow-growing melodies. The tracks gain emotional resonance as they move among vexing swells of dense, rotting psychedelia.
Apart of RM74, Reto Mäder plays in the centrifugal Post-Noise-Drone-Rock duo Ural Umbo (with Steven Hess of Haptic, On and Pan American) as well as Pendulum Nisum (with Mike Reber of Herpes Ö DeLuxe) and in Sum Of R. He has produced albums for Rhys Chatham (The Bern Project, 2009) and for Herpes Ö DeLuxe (Kielholen, 2007). Since 2006 Reto Mäder runs the music label Hinterzimmer together with Roger Ziegler.