The Last Resort

by Trentemøller

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Arne Thorbjoernsen
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Arne Thorbjoernsen I have a strong interest in jazz, classic and modern. But this album has open my ears for moderne electronic music. Its sophisticated ... elegant. Favorite track: Take Me Into Your Skin.
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    Tracklist differs from digital and CD release: A1. Trentemøller: Take Me Into Your Skin - A2. The Very Last Resort - B1. Evil Dub - B2. Snowflake - C1 Nightwalker - C2. Into The Trees - (Serenetti Part 3) - D1. Always Something Better - D2. Moan - D3. Miss You

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He's an unique talent in the music world. Danish producer Anders Trentemøller who took dancefloors all around the world by storm in 2005 with funky minimal techno-tracks like „Physical Fraction“ and „Polar Shift“, and subsequently was voted „Best Newcomer’“ in many dancemagazine readerpolls.

In October 2006 Trentemøller returns with his debutalbum on Poker Flat, „The Last Resort“ - a beautifully crafted, astonishing masterpiece that will leave you breathless.
The 13 instrumental tracks together form a wordless musical story, almost like the soundtrack of a movie. It manages to capture a whole range of emotions in subtle melodic miniatures, dreamy ambiences, dusty beats, deep dub-tracks and driving groove-excursions. An ever-changing kaleidoscope of colours and moods, „The Last Resort“ without a doubt contains Trentemøller’s best work to date.

Although it’s definitely an electronic album it also incorporates live-drums, some guitars and other acoustic instruments like celesta, glockenspiel, melodica and even DJ scratching to create a more organic feel. „Something I couldn’t manage with just electronica“, according to the producer. Most tracks were recorded over the course of the year of 2005, often in the time inbetween sessions for his 12-inches and remixes. „Making these tracks was like having time-off.“, says Trentemøller, „Moments to totally space out and let the music flow.“
It may come as a surprise that on „The Last Resort“ Trentemøller moves away from the dancefloor and instead produces an introspective album that’s especially great for homelistening (or listening in the car, or on your i-Pod).

But hey, from his first release on Audiomatique („Physical Fraction“ from January 2005) we knew the young producer from Copenhagen was able to fuse great melodies and chord progressions with subtle, yet driving beats. His excellent remixes for Yoshimoto („Du what U do on“, OM, 2004), Röyksopp („What else is there“, 2005) and Pet Shop Boys („Sodom“, Parlophone, 2006) show yet another side of this multitalent, while his first releases on Audiomatique („Physical Fraction“) and Poker Flat (‘Polar Shift’) suddenly propelled him to dancefloor-fame.

But, as Trentemøller says, he doesn’t see himself as someone who just produces dance-tech. „Because I have always made all kinds of music. In the studio I never think about which genre it is or what target group it is for I just make the music I feel like.“

What came out of the recording sessions for „The Last Resort“ was a very personal album: „It reflects my life, my thoughts, my needs, my insecureness, my longings.“ And it was a challenge, he adds, „to express these feelings and moods without words, only with music.“
That’s the reason why he decided not to put the two vocal tracks he recorded during the „Last Resort“-sessions on the final album. „Always Something Better“ (featuring Richard Davis and the first single of the album) and „Moan“ (with Copenhagen-singer Ane Trolle) are featured on the second disc (only to be released as limited edition bonus-cd).

Trentemøller: „When I listened to the final sequence of tracks, it felt as if I was listening to the soundtrack of a movie, that unfolded before my eyes. For me it was important that the music would tell the story. Vocal tracks would maybe mix-up the whole feeling of the soundpicture.“
Richard Davis (who we know from his work with Swayzak) adds a fine vocal to „Always Something Better“, with a definite eighties-feel.
Ane Trolle is a singer from Copenhagen, who was introduced to Trentemøller by a mutual friend. Her vocal version of „Moan“ (also included as instrumental on the first cd) is one of the highlights of disc 2.
The second CD nicely complements the first one, not only because of the two vocal songs, but also because it contains all the great dancefloor-tracks Trentemøller produced before for Audiomatique and Poker Flat, like „Physical Fraction“, „Polar Shift“, „Sunstroke“, and the „Nam Nam EP“.

Together these two CDs show the two sides of Anders Trentemøller – the introspective melancholy man versus the outgoing, funky techno-minimalist.
A fantastic accomplishment from one of the greatest producers of this century.


released October 6, 2006



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