Profound songs inspired by YEATS poems: The acoustic transformation of the deepest yearning. For this release, the German transcendental-drone duo TROUM teams up with the legendary British singer/songwriter and EYELESS IN GAZA-member MARTYN BATES. More than two years in the making, MARTYN BATES has sung and played (mouth organ and melodica) over basic material TROUM provided, consisting of harmonic minimal loops and basic song structures derived from accordion, e-bass and guitar, percussion), who were then also responsible for the final subsequent additions mastering (adding more guitar-work, voices and balalaika).
MARTYN BATES has chosen to sing four poems of the famous Irish poet W.B.YEATS, and he did this with a most impressive sensitivity for TROUM’S very sublime &rather hidden harmonic structures. There are also two instrumentals in a more experimental style on this disc, one being a dark drone reprise of the main piece “MAD AS THE MIST AND SNOW #2.” MARTYN’s voice is surely not something for everyone – it’s of an extreme emotional and yearnful quality that might be not easy to stand – a yearning which is like a deep cry out to the horizon, to something that is unreachable per se, feeling a passion that tears you apart inside. This is pure emotional poetry transformed into yearnful audible spherics!