12 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Veteran Danish DJ Anders Trentemoller has long made sounds for a variety of audiences. Over the years he's shifted from targeting fellow club-dwellers to home theatre aficionados who enjoy the grandeur of solid movie soundtrack orchestration. All the while, he's remained aware of the fans who might feel he’s moving too fast. Lost is Trentemoller's most accessible work to date; it's the most song-oriented and easiest to follow. The contributions of guests such as Minneapolis’ long-running trio Low, Raveonettes singer/guitarist Sune Rose Wagner, Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino, singer/songwriter and Lower Dens member Jana Hunter, and Danish singer Marie Fisker all give Trentemoller a constantly changing set of talents to work with. Songs like the art-pop David Lynchian “Gravity” (with Hunter) and the ghostly but sweet “Candy Tongue” (with Fisker) should bring Trentemoller’s talents to the attention of music fans for whom the song is most important. Other tracks—like the dark, cranky, and apocalyptic “Still on Fire” and the spooky underworld instrumental tale “Morphine”—fulfill Trentmoller’s need to work unrestrained with the moldable clay of loops, samples, and incidental music.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Veteran Danish DJ Anders Trentemoller has long made sounds for a variety of audiences. Over the years he's shifted from targeting fellow club-dwellers to home theatre aficionados who enjoy the grandeur of solid movie soundtrack orchestration. All the while, he's remained aware of the fans who might feel he’s moving too fast. Lost is Trentemoller's most accessible work to date; it's the most song-oriented and easiest to follow. The contributions of guests such as Minneapolis’ long-running trio Low, Raveonettes singer/guitarist Sune Rose Wagner, Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino, singer/songwriter and Lower Dens member Jana Hunter, and Danish singer Marie Fisker all give Trentemoller a constantly changing set of talents to work with. Songs like the art-pop David Lynchian “Gravity” (with Hunter) and the ghostly but sweet “Candy Tongue” (with Fisker) should bring Trentemoller’s talents to the attention of music fans for whom the song is most important. Other tracks—like the dark, cranky, and apocalyptic “Still on Fire” and the spooky underworld instrumental tale “Morphine”—fulfill Trentmoller’s need to work unrestrained with the moldable clay of loops, samples, and incidental music.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
30 Ratings
30 Ratings
mozollini ,

Insanely Good...

... how this release sounds. Trentemoller has picked the right compositions, the right vocalists, the right touch. Of all his albums, this one JUMPS off as my favorite. Less Clubby, more Quality. Less predictable, more Goodness.

Lionel Muggeridge ,

"Auteur" is appropriate

It was through Trentemoller that I was introduced to Low, Lower Dens and The Drums. To hear him bend these amazing talents into one voice, characteristically divergent from his previous work while maintaining both their signature styles as well as that Trentemoller feel is a gift.

As an aside, I'm a little confused that the Apple provided caption for five stars is "It's great." At least give me an exclamation point!

BobPaul ,

from what the previews offer...

I think this is going to be a solid trentemoller album. I think the majority of his listeners fell deeply in love with his debut album, the last resort. his second album was very solid, just a different style than what his listeners were expecting. nevertheless, the second album grew on me, and after a couple listens through these previews, i think this third album will be another strong outing for the man who makes his sounds sound so beautiful.

About Trentemøller

Initially known for releasing deep house and minimal techno 12"s, Danish electronic musician Anders Trentemøller has continually expanded his sound with his ambitious full-lengths as well as his live shows, which often incorporate a full band. Based in Copenhagen, he made his debut in 1997, DJ'ing the local club circuit and occasionally performing live. After a self-imposed hiatus spanning several years, he returned with his own productions, which quickly grabbed the ear of the then red-hot Naked Music house music label. His debut EP (released in 2003) was well received and won praise from DJs in all electronic music genres. This led to a series of 12" singles on such labels as Audiomatique and Tic Tac Toe before Trentemøller found a home on Germany's esteemed Poker Flat, where he released a series of critically acclaimed singles.

His ambitious, moody double-disc album The Last Resort was released in 2006 on Poker Flat. The album featured an increased usage of non-electronic instruments, as well as many downtempo and ambient tracks, and it received much critical acclaim. In 2007, Audiomatique released The Trentemøller Chronicles, a double CD retrospective of his non-album work up to that point, including tracks from singles and EPs as well as remixes for Robyn, Moby, and the Knife. Also in 2007, Trentemøller assembled his first live band and performed in the United States for the first time, as well as several European festivals. In 2009, HFN released Trentemøller's Harbour Boat Trips 01: Copenhagen, a mix that primarily contained indie rock and folk rather than electronic music.

Into the Great Wide Yonder, issued on Trentemøller's In My Room label, followed in 2010 and was even more removed from the dancefloor than his first full-length. He continued his successful touring schedule, with his live band featuring up to seven members. Reworked/Remixed, a double CD collecting further remixes released since The Trentemøller Chronicles, arrived in 2011, as did Trentemøller's installment of the LateNightTales compilation series. These releases were followed by 2013's Lost, a song-oriented indie rock-influenced effort that featured guest appearances from Jana Hunter, Marie Fisker, and slowcore group Low. A remixed version of the album, Lost Reworks, appeared in 2014. Fixion, Trentemøller's fourth studio album, followed in 2016 and continued in a similar vein, with its heavily post-punk-influenced lead single "River in Me" featuring vocals from Savages' Jehnny Beth. ~ Rob Theakston

HOMETOWN
Vordingborg, Denmark
BORN
October 16, 1974

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