produc- tions, fused with his trademark sound
somewhere between indie and electronic, has established
him as one of the most respected and admired
artists of this century, highlighted by the new, fourth
studio album ‘Fixion’ which has just been released.
In 2006, following a line of 12” electronic EPs, Trentemøller
released his groundbreaking debut album ‘The
Last Resort’. High placements in several polls for best
album of the year followed and established his name to a
much broader audience.
In 2007 Trentemøller assembled his first full live band
and since then played almost 300 shows around the
world. Two more studio albums, ‘Into The Great Wide
Yonder’ (2010) and ‘Lost’ (2013), artist-compilations (‘The
Trentemøller Chronicles’ (2007), ‘Reworked/Remixed’
(2011)) and more releases like ‘Harbour Boat Trips’ (2009)
or ‘Late Night Tales’ (2011) followed.
His fourth album ‘Fixion’ has been released once more
on his own label imprint In My Room in September 2016.
With ‘Fixion’, Anders has crafted a logical successor to
2013’s ‘Lost’ - a record that in many ways managed to
truly capture the visceral melodic experience of Trentemøller.
In much the same manner that ‘Lost’ built on
from the somber cinematic classic that was ‘Into The
Great Wide Yonder’, ‘Fixion’ has embraced the Danish
artist’s trademark melancholy and matured it into something
uniquely atmospheric and darkly romantic.
Rather than attempting to completely reinvent himself,
Anders has used his latest outing as an opportunity to
highlight certain granular aspects of his signature sound
and refine them into a much more organic - and at times
perhaps more song-driven body of work. It’s a record
that on first listen may seem less detailed but, as you’ll
know by now, with Trentemøller, one should never be
fooled by initial impressions. It’s the kind of record that
will over time repeatedly unlock new intricacies and offer
the listener an opportunity to understand the work differently
upon each listen.
The album is still notably driven by the producer and
multi- artist’s passion for experimentation and effortlessly
succeeds in transcending a swathe of influences and unassuming
genres - yet all the while holding true to Trentemøller’s
unique, and sometimes challenging vernacular.
From the cascading minimalist synth-scapes to driving
electropunk, each and every track on ‘Fixion’ is bound
together with a contemplative melodic complexity.
Upon the album release Trentemøller embarked on a live
tour with over 50 shows so far. Taking him from Europe
to the USA and Canda and finally for the first time to
China, almost every show on the ‘Fixion’-tour sold out.
Right before the festival season with performances at
many festivals throughout Europe, Trentemøller will
release a brand new song ‘Hands Down’ which features
jennylee from Warpaint on vocals.