Sioum is an instrumental band from the northern wastes of Illinois. The trio often draws inspiration from dreams, movies, video games, and most frequently, emotion itself. Post-metal/rock, as well as progressive influence are often noted, although occasionally, many broad (and unusual) influences, such as classical and chiptune, can be heard.
Sioum’s recent full-length, I Am Mortal, But Was Fiend, was self recorded, mixed, and produced in their basement over a span of 8 months, with help of Endless Field Studio frontman Paul Petrosyan. The album consists of three songs split into movements, with artwork shadowing the untold stories of the music. It was released on July 16, 2010.