To A Child Dancing In The WindMusic • CD
18/09/2011, Didier BECU
Some collaborations seem indeed weird on paper, not even mentioning the slight change that they actually can have, but in this case we can only speak of a dream marriage.
German band Troum are what you can call one of the burning fires in the droneworld and in the years 2004 & 2005 they met Martyn Bates.
Those who know their stuff are indeed aware that this is the voice from 80's darkwave (or whatever you want to call them) band Eyeless In Gaza.
The result is spread over 6 songs and during those 30 minutes it's like you're entering some fairy tale world. The dronesounds are (like expected) similar to those from Fripp and Eno but the magic touch is of course the troubadouresque voice from Martyn.
"To A Child Dancing In The Wind" reveals its character by its title as this is a poetic journey into the mind of some great musicians. A more than welcome relief in the high heap of crap we're confronted with. Brilliant!
VARIOUS ARTISTS • The (Almost) Insanely Happy EP
DIARY OF DREAMS • Ego:X
MONOLITH • The Inner Core
AUTODAFEH • re:lectro [electronic music for body and mind]
ISOLATION/DIVISION • Sotto Voce
SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM • Lahar
CHRISTIAN WOLZ • Emotion15
HATEMAGICK • Temple Of The Vampire
NADJA & TROUM • Dominium Visurgis
@C • Homem Fantasma
Same genre: DRONE
THE MARY HART ATTACK • The Falling Sun
PHALLUS DEI • Black Dawn
DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO & ALEXANDER HACKE • Perseverantia
NADJA • The Stone is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With A Knife
BLACKWOOD • As the World Rots Away
GLERAKUR • Can't You Wait
THORN 1 • The Leave of Leaves
MICHEL BANABILA • Early Works/Things Popping Up From The Past
RICARDO DONOSO • Quintesence
BE • One