Released as Troums 5th full-length album in 2003 in the Desolation House-series, "Sigqan" became quickly one of the most requested & praised longplayers of the group.
It has 3 long pieces of acoustically created drone-ambience using multiple guitar-layers & loops which develop into an atmosphere of slow declining & sinking..
This re-edition comes with new 6-panel digipack artwork feat. UV-high gloss spots, designed by the ever amazing Alan McClelland aka Eye.Lyft.
Deep beneath the ocean is a world of mystery, wonder, darkness, and danger.
The depth and volume are all encompassing, and moving slowly but steadily like an ancient and lonely large whale through the graveyards of shipwrecks, at the very beginning of the food chain in which all living creatures depend.
Recorded live in the studio without overdubs, the first two parts are based on live performances the band was touring around with in 2001, the first being a dark blue rumble, heavy on the low end and marked by patient melodic movement, the second with swirling guitar strums and leads like the sun coming through in bended bands of beams: flickering, reflected, and refracted.
The third part was recorded as an afterthought, and is described as a new ending.
Its brightness and chugging backwards-sounding guitars brilliantly accent the feel that it is a journey which is reaching its end.
At this point, it feels that the central figure in the journey seems to be a vessyl of some sort, and the 16-minute Part 3 is thematic of a glorious resurfacing, reintroduction to the bright light of day, and returning to solid ground.
1 Sigqan Part 1 (18:15)
2 Sigqan Part 2 (29:02)
3 Sigqan Part 3 (16:08)
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