Danish don of atmospheric electronics Trentemøller launches a beautiful curveball for the Clash DJ podcast this week.
There are few in the game who can create lush, visceral electronica better than Anders Trentemøller, but he’s also never been one to tread the conventional path. His mix for the ‘Late Night Tales’ series in 2011 demonstrated the producer’s love for things of a more instrumental and downtempo nature – perhaps not surprising given the melodics and dark undertones in his music.
It’s in this spirit that Trentemøller has put together a mix for Clash, and just as we’d hoped, it further explores his passion for unusual musical endeavours. Beginning with Copenhagen garage rock duo Howl Baby Howl, Anders’ mix journeys through post-punk, darkwave, drone-rock, lo-fi electro, hypnotic boogie grooves and even an extended organ recital with tabla accompaniment.
Artists featured include ace punk innovators and current hot topic Savages, psych-pop nostalgists Foxygen, Lebanese composer and playwright Ziad Rahbani, golden-voiced singer-songwriter Marie Fisker and plenty more unexpected treasures. Truly a mix to lose yourself in, and one to cure those 4/4 blues.
Listen to it now... Grab it HERE.
1. Howl Baby Howl - That Good Night
2. Foxygen - On Blue Mountain
3. The Animated Egg - Sock It My Way
4. Ziad Rahbani - Bellydance Seduction
5. Angie Hester - Bump Step
6. [Unknown Swedish artist] – [Unknown track from early ‘80s – Trentemøller re-edit]
7. Savages - Shut Up
8. DIIV - (Druun, Pt. II)
9. Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat
10. Marie Fisker - Cellar Serenade
11. Soft Moon - Insides
12. Pinkunoizu - I Chi
‘Never Stop Running’, the first single from Trentemøller’s new album, ‘Lost’ – due for release in late September – is out now on In My Room.
Trentemøller is currently supporting Depeche Mode on their European tour, and will also play festival dates across Europe over the summer, including Dour Festival in Belgium (18-21 July), Longitude Festival in Dublin (19-21 July) and Melt! Festival in Germany (19-21 July). For a full list of dates, visit: http://www.anderstrentemoller.com/
Words by Tristan Parker