When his debut album 'The Last Resort took the world by storm in 2006, Anders Trentemller already had established his name as one of the finest talents of electronic music.
The Copenhagen based Danish producer and multi instrumentalist started out with a number of yet classic single productions. In February 2005 Berlin producer and DJ Steve Bug released the Trentemller 12-inch 'Physical Fraction on his brand new label Audiomatique. It became one of the summer anthems of 2005 and was followed by three excellent releases on Bugs main label Poker Flat: 'Polar Shift, 'Sunstroke and 'Nam Nam. Trentemllers fresh sound and quality production gave a new twist to the upcoming minimal techno-sound and consolidated his reputation as one of the hottest producers of the year.
But even though he excelled at writing scorching techno-grooves, Trentemller felt the need to expand his horizon and show the world another side of his musical personality. The result with his debut album 'The Last Resort (2006), a beautifully crafted masterpiece, that left the listener breathless. The 13 instrumental tracks together form a wordless musical story, almost like the soundtrack of a movie. The album 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 struck a chord with new audiences all around the world and became a huge, international hit and earned a number of music awards as well as the 'album of the year in various magazines.
In 2007 followed two vocal singles taken from the album: 'Always Something Better (featuring Richard Davis) and 'Moan (with Danish singer Ane Trolle).
In the summer of 2007 Anders started a very special tour: 'Trentemller Live in Concert. For the first time Trentemller and band (Henrik Vibskov on drums and Mikael Simpson (guitar/bass) performed tracks from the album 'The Last Resort live on stage, with spectacular visuals provided by videodirector Karim Ghahwagi. The tour included festivals like Glastonbury (UK), Melt (Germany), Lowlands (Netherlands), Roskilde (Denmark), followed by his first USA concerts.
In October 2007 the double album 'The Trentemller Chronicles was released: a special kind of Best Of, which contained Anders' personal selection of his best songs which were not included in the debut album The Last Resort' and remixes for artists like Ryksopp, The Knife and Moby, as well as some new and exclusive songs.
Trentemller continued touring in 2008 and released the third single from the album on Audiomatique: 'Miss You, an intimate and beautiful instrumental. This was followed by a live CD with tracks taken from the stunning show at the Roskilde festival in 2007, 'Trentemller live in concert, which managed to capture the magical atmosphere of that event.
In 2009 followed Trentemllers remix for the first single of the new Depeche Mode album 'Sounds Of The Universe. 'Wrong was released on the official remix EP in April 2009. The Trentemller remix for Franz Ferdinand's No You Girls' was released in 2009 and has been nominated for a US Grammy award.
A month later Trentemller presented his first mix compilation on the new label 'hfn music. 'Harbour Boat Trips 01- Copenhagen consisted of a collection of Trentemllers personal favourites from the past four decades.
One of the highlights of 2009 surely was headlining Roskilde Festival 2009, where Trentemller performed an outrageous show in front of more than 50.000 people. The concert featured lots of guest musicians, performers and extraordinary visual effects designed and built by Henrik Vibskov and his crew.
And now, in 2010, theres 'Into The Great Wide Yonder, Trentemllers second artist album. The follow up of 'The Last Resort offers as much depth and soul as its predecessor, yet sounds ultimately fresh and different. Above all, the ten tracks show an artist thats willing to take risks, find inspiration in new places and move beyond the sound of his previous album. Trentemller: 'Of course I didnt want to make the same record twice. That would have been boring. Instead he just started to collect new ideas, without thinking too much about the direction the music would take him: 'The only thing I knew was that Id want the music to be more organic, warm and not typical electronic sounding'.
Compared to the intimate electronic mood pieces of 'The Last Resort, the ten tracks on the new album indeed have a glorious indie rock sound, with a lot of dynamics, distorted driving twang-guitars and haunting synths alongside four beautiful melodic vocal songs.
The sound of 'Into The Great Wide Yonder might be one step ahead of his previous work, but we still easily recognise Trentemller's sound in this inspired collection of songs and atmospheres. The sonic richness, sharp contrasts and daring musical colours are vintage Trentemller.
'Into the great wide yonder is an album that keeps growing for a long time, as every track works its way stealthily under your skin. While the album is released end of May an extended live tour around the world will start in autumn 2010.