I’ll admit it; I sometimes
steal share digital music and I’ll bet you do too (I’m talking to you Australians – “most rampant downloaders in the world”).
Also, more recently I am streaming my tunes. It’s true: music has become more of a service, not a product. However, despite the way the music biz is going, I do have a personal rule – If it’s a really outstanding album or an artist I truly respect, I buy it because sometimes I actually want to throw what little money I have at an artist because they are that good!
Trentemøller is in that category.
After three long years the Danish producer is back with his latest full-length album Lost – I’m a big fan of dark eccentric electronica with claws and if that’s your thing too, then Lost will be well worth your listen.
Trentemøller first caught my attention with ‘Moan’ back in 2006 and I was pleased to find that he still captures the essence of what he had back then without sounding dated. Tracks like ‘Still on Fire’ and ‘Deceive’ featuring Sune Rose Wagner of Blonde Readhead, hark back to the ‘breaks’ and ‘big beat’ of yore.
However, he has also taken tracks like ‘Gravity’, ‘The Dream’, ‘Candy Tongue’, and ‘River Of Life’ in a refreshingly indie-pop direction reminiscent of Miike Snow with Goldfrapp-style vocals.
Like a plane flying through patchy weather, the album takes surprising turns from smooth, light and beautiful, through periodic descents into broody, bass-driven, controlled havoc.
You probably wont find yourself dancing to this album at the club, but it could be the sound track to a cult movie about guns, lost love and maybe a haunted house with a player piano (listen to ‘Hazed’).
I will actually be buying this album.
Take a listen to the album’s first official single ‘Never Stop Running’ featuring Jonny Pierce of The Drums:
Then finish up with ‘Candy Tongue’ which showcases the Goldfrapp-like vocals of Danish singer (and Trentemøller live band member) Marie Fisker.
Lost is available now via the official Trentemøller webstore.