Troum
Tjukurrpa (Part One: Harmonies)


4.5
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Review

by Jake USER (32 Reviews)
February 11th, 2014 | 13 replies | 487 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Introducing the caretaker/mechanic; a lonely man working in both a boiler room and a lab with lots of machinery; this album simulates what he hears everyday for the rest of his life. Every song on this album sounds as if it had come from turning on a few switches , turning some cogs, and gazing at the ground as you're obliterated with intense, but also pleasant harmonic drones which, in abstract to some extent, is what most caretakers/mechanics have to get used to. The initial track, Wrota Sfer is the sound of the machinery pumping steam and functioning somewhat inadequately; it's a bit strenuous and tiresome, but eventually the drones of the machine turn quite pleasant and normal and the mechanic seems to have the situation under control. The next song, Licht-Brandung is when panic erupts because basically this new machine hasn't been functioning properly all night and it's cumbersome to repair. The mechanic tries to repair it, but is having a difficult time; a very brave and worthy mechanic this man is coming to be. Gluoen, however is a very mysterious track because the caretaker sees there is an anomaly in his work station and he can't figure it out; he ignores it for now because it is not a threat. Skaun[ei]s is the only song on this album where he feels he has reached perfection. He sits himself down and takes a swig of Jack Daniels to congratulate himself as beautiful bells and delayed guitars drone in his ear; he is invincible. Zayin is a track where the caretaker is pretty drunk now because he's had to much booze and is now feeling those hazey and swirling effects; he carelessly ignores the other machines during this time. Mada Shaunda shows the consequences of the caretaker's actions as he desperately tries to control the unstable boiler; time is running out. He has done it! Mirrored In You, has proven to this man that all of the machines are now functioning at a stable and efficient level. Well done, Mr. Sir. You can go home knowing that you are not a failure.

So what one can gather from this album is that it's an incredible ambient drone album. It's intense in some parts and very melodic throughout, but it's an extremely pleasant and repeatable experience that you shouldn't miss. Get this album.



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mindleviticus
February 11th 2014



8168 Comments


so yeah I made another review I guess.

album's amazing

ResidentNihilist
February 11th 2014



967 Comments


good review. skaun[ei]s is beautiful

mindleviticus
February 11th 2014



8168 Comments


shit yea

CaptainDooRight
February 11th 2014



28340 Comments


pos'd, listening to this now and it sounds great

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mindleviticus
February 11th 2014



8168 Comments


AWYEA

mindleviticus
February 11th 2014



8168 Comments


more people need to hear this

ethos
April 25th 2014



1743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wow, you reviewed this!


mindleviticus
April 29th 2014



8168 Comments


ya i did =D

Havey
July 2nd 2014



9617 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you recd me this like a year ago didnt you

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Havey
July 2nd 2014



9617 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

or was it part two

Havey
July 2nd 2014



9617 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

either way i just listened and it's damn good

Cygnatti
July 2nd 2014



21349 Comments


Only heard the newest one. :x

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mindleviticus
July 3rd 2014



8168 Comments


this one is my fav :]



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