Randall Erkelens began his music career djing a nightclub four nights a week and working at the campus radio station in college. He moved to San Francisco after graduation to launch Twitch Remix Service with Jim Hopkins and Mike Werthiem. Twitch released edits and remixes of underground dance tracks as two-record sets as promotional tools for qualified disc jockeys.
Twitch released 15 vinyl albums, 10 cds, a string of 12" singles and dj loop tools. Randall left Twitch to form Spanky Music with Pierre. The two began remixing and writing tracks in various genres. They released "Dominatricks" as Spanky in 2000 and remixed names such as Sasha, Underworld and Aphrodite. In addition, the two composed a few tracks for television commercials for AT&T, Coors Brewing Company, Apple Computer and Orvis Fly Fishing. Randall is also in the band eloquent.
Because their roots were in alternative/ synthpop/industrial, Tristraum became their permanant home. Their first song "Brilliant" was released on Intrapop (Germany) as part of a Boytronic tribute album. They eventually signed with Section 44 records to release their debut album 'Gray'.
Pierre Norman owned his own mobile dj company and spun at various clubs during college. He then founded Threshold Sound and Lighting. Threshold designed and serviced dj booths and dancefloor lighting for a variety of nightclubs. He curently spins at a local club Friday and Saturday nights.
Beginning at age 6, Krystyna Eller began her musical journey with classical piano lessons. By the 5th grade, she was studying both piano and trumpet and singing in the choir. Despite her young age, she knew then that music was going to be her life's passion. Throughout junior and high school, Krystyna explored modern, jazz, big band and classical music. 
She attended St.Olaf college to pursue classical trumpet. She moved back to the piano, learned the harpsichord, then finished college with a degree in organ. Krystyna found her voice again along the way. Her voice instructor convinced her that she wasn't just an instrumentalist, but that she was also a vocalist. The rediscovery of her voice was life changing. There were 2 more years of graduate school, and during her 10 years of playing professionally, she began writing her own music outside of  "work". Moving from working with bands and collaborating with other artists and musicians, she has finally emerged as a solo performer.
Her musical tastes range from industrial to ethereal soundscapes. Artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Thelonius Monk, Dave Brubeck, Cocteau Twins, Skinny Puppy, Peter Gabriel, and This Mortal Coil are a few of her vast interests in music for the mind, body, and soul.
Tristraum released their debut album 'Gray' in February of 2006 following a single 'Shiver' in 2004. 'First Embrace' is their second single planned for March 2006. The band has appeared on dozens of compilations and has been charted in the German DAC charts. The band has already started working on their follow-up album.