Trentemoller

“Obverse (cd Digipac)”

IMR33CD scanZoom inLabelIn My Room
Cat. No.IMR33CD
FormatEXCL1CDA
Orders fromFri, 27 Sep 2019
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CD Digipack Release CD & 2LP tracklist: Tracklist: A1 / 01. Cold Comfort A2 / 02. Church Of Trees B1 / 03. In The Garden B2 / 04. Foggy Figures B3 / 05. Blue September C1 / 06. Trnt C2 / 07. One Last Kiss To Remember D1 / 08. Sleeper D2 / 09. Try A Little D3 /10. Giants Trentemøller returns with his fifth studio album ‘Obverse’ in September 2019! Anders Trentemøller is a well-known multi-instrumentalist, but perhaps the one he’s most adept at is the studio itself. ‘Obverse’ is the result of him expanding that skill even further. ‘Obverse’ often feels like an instrumental album because it started life as one, the driving philosophy being “what if the pressure of having to perform these songs live is removed entirely?” Granting yourself the freedom to chase down every idea a studio offers comes with privileges. What happens when you reverse a synth part mid-verse? Why not send an entire track through a faulty distortion pedal? Inspiration reveals itself in a variety of forms and, before long, a simple chord progression contorts into something entirely new. It’s a work method that yielded great results for the legendary German Kosmiche/Motorik experimentalists of the 1970’s. Intentional or not, ‘Obverse’ embodies more than a little of that spirit without even a hint of pastiche. So it only makes sense that ‘Obverse’ would stray from its original roadmap. In due time, half of the nascent compositions featured singers, including Lina Tullgren, Lisbet Fritze, and jennylee, of Warpaint, another band deeply influenced by dream pop. While ‘Obverse’ was born from a different work ethic than previous efforts, it also continues an arc that started in 2006. Each successive effort has represented a logical next step beyond the album before, and ‘Obverse’ absolutely picks up where Fixion left off. For the past decade Trentemøller has been perfecting this form of sonic chiaroscuro to conjure up images of severe landscapes, and to mirror the Scandinavian climate,

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