The Last Resort
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1 - Take Me Into Your Skin
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
2 - Vamp
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
3 - Evil Dub
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
4 - Always Somehting Better
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
5 - While The Cold Winter Waiting
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
6 - Nightwalker
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
7 - Like Two Strangers
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
8 - The Very Last Resort
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
9 - Snowflake
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
10 - Chameleon
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
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11 - Into The Trees (Serenetti Part 3)
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
12 - Moan
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller
13 - Miss You
Produced 2006 | Produced by Trentemøller

The Last Resort by Trentemøller

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He is a unique talent in the current music world. Danish producer Anders Trentemøller, who took dancefloors all around the world by storm last year with funky minimal techno-tracks like 'Physical Fraction' and 'Polar Shift', and subsequently was voted 'Best Newcomer'' in many dancemagazine readerpolls.

Now 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 last year, 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 now, 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) were featured on the second disc which onyl was available in the limited edition double-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.'

A fantastic accomplishment from one of the greatest producers of this new century.

Musicians on the album:

Anders Trentemøller: guitars, bass, celesta, glockenspiel, melodica, musicbox

Henrik Vibskov: accoustic drums Designer Henrik Vibskov was born in Denmark and graduated in menswear at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Exercing his skills indifferently in film, music and fashion, Vibskov was already making a name for himself in college, winning Beck's Future Prizes (U.K.) in 2000 and 2001 for his films 'The Monk' and 'The Egg.' Recognizing his flair in fashion, various international magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian, Dazed and Confused, i-D, The Independent, Purple, Selfservice, Numero or Vogue among others contacted him immediately after his graduation show. Since then, he has been represented in the London and Paris fashion weeks and in the Hyeres Festival in France. Recently Vibskov's A/W 04/05 was shown in Lucerne, Switzerland end of November 2003 where he has been picked for the Swiss fashion Awards ñ GWAND together with Raf Simons and Bernard Wilhelm.Furthermore, exhibitions in cult spaces in Denmark, France, Germany and Japan presented to a wide public his very graphic work (Midwest, Tokyo, The Future Map Exhibition, Millbank Gallery London, Sotheby Gallery, New York, V1 gallery, Copenhagen). His early talent in music and dance - mainly drums and breakdance - add an other facet to his creative portrait, with a participation to numerous music releases, most recently his contribution on the Trentemøller album. 'I was lucky to get this busy guy to play on 2 tracks on my album, he really adds something quite unique with his way of playing' says Trentemøller.

Mikael Simpson: distorted bass, guitar Mikael is a good friend of Anders. He is half english and half danish and a well known singer/songwriter and producer in Denmark. He released two albums on Playground and both scored the album of the year in the danish press. Recently Mikael played guitar and bass on Trentemøller's Pet Shop Boys remix.

Karl Bille: Karl is a musician and actor and well known for acting in many danish movies. Being a close friend to Anders, he played bass on 'Vamp'.

Arnaud Donez: guitar, bass Arnaud is a guy from Paris who once sent a remix of older Trentemøller tracks to Anders which he had done just for his own fun. Trentemøller liked the guitar he played on one of the remixes and asked for the guitar-track. With some tuning and time-stretching the guitar just fit perfect to 'Evil Dub'.

Thomas 'DJ T.O.M.' Bertelsen: scratching Tom is Anders partner for the raving live shows. Tom spins the records and Anders is tweaking the synths. Both have been travelling twice around the world within the last year. On the album Tom conributes some scratches that go amazingly well with 'Always Something Better'.