Polar Shift by Trentemøller
After a series of brilliant remixes (for Naked, Kontor, Uno etc.) and only three EPs under his own name on Naked, Out of Orbit and particularly the highly successful 'Physical Fraction' on Audiomatique, Anders Trentemøller from Copenhagen now releases his first EP on Poker Flat. The titletrack 'Polar Shift' is a highly elaborate tech-tune. Kicking off with crackling minimal rhythm patterns, Trentemøller layers on more and more sounds and instruments which fall into place perfectly while seeming to be dangerously non-compatible at the same time. 'Polar Shift' builds over four episodes with almost completely different soundsettings and peaks with dirty rocking synth lines. Trentemøller has already managed to develop his own signature sound, the fascination of his music lays within the contrast between large and vast echo chambers and sharp, direct in-your-face sound bits. This principle of contradiction becomes even more obvious on the second track 'Chameleon', which Trentemøller recorded in a couple of nights on his laptop in a hotelroom in Cairo. The track opens up with dark and deep bass-sounds in a very large echo chamber before one hihat adds a swinging mood to the track allowing more and more abstract sounds to barge in. The construction of the song leaves room for a lot of unexpected turns and twists. 'Polar Shift' is a classy 12' that will rock advanced dancefloors, but also offers enough 'brainfood' for an eclectic listening session.