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  • Trentemøller - Golden Sun

    Out now: Trentemøller - Golden Sun!

    4TH OF JUNE 
    THE GOLDEN SUN
    WILL SHINE
    ON 
    YOU!

    And here it is! Golden Sun/Shaded Moon, Trentemøller's first release since 2019's Obverse LP, is out now! It's a return to instrumental compositions - the newest entry into an ongoing journal of compiled musical case studies exploring suspense and resolution. 

    As “Golden Sun” rises, we can feel the dew burn off, and our bodies become bathed in warmth. New themes hatch and rise, gravitating towards the song’s leitmotif. Pitches bend, morph, and we recall treasured days, lying somnambulant on a knoll, draped in beams of sunlight, intoxicated both naturally and chemically. As the song sets our eyelids finally succumb to the weight of sleep, and we dream of a collapsing star.

    “Shaded Moon” begins with a sequence of percussive bursts into the great wide yonder, while charged musical particles slowly assemble into an auricular borealis. The peak arrives as if to provide a score for the macrocosm reverting to its ostensible state of chaos, after a brief moment of order. It resolves with layers of pulsating synths, signaling the retreat of perigean tides.

  • Tricky - pic by Eric Weiss

    Trentemøller remixes Tricky

    Last September, Tricky released his “most darkly moving music in years” (Pitchfork), the critically acclaimed album Fall To Pieces. Now he announces a remix EP with contributions from Trentemøller, Kahn, LA Timpa and Lafawndah. Four artists known for their own trademark production styles recalibrate and incorporate Tricky’s music into their own sonic terrains.  

    “I was very honoured when Tricky asked me to remix “ Like A Stone “ as I’m a huge fan of his work - and it’s a really great song! I only used his and Marta’s vocals and build up an entirely new song around them, focusing on a melodic and mystical vibe.” - Trentemøller


    Trentemøller Remix

  • TOM And His Computer Monthly Playlist

    TOM And His Computer Spotify Playlist

    TOM And His Computer does not only make good music himself - he also has impeccable taste! Every month since November, he's been putting together songs for an amazingly dark Spotify playlist. This month - February - the playlist is titled "10 Hours of Winter". And what you see is what you get: The playlist includes 106 songs, clocking in at 10 hours 8 minutes of ethereal music to enjoy cold winter nights. 

    TOM And His Computer 10 hours of Winter

     

  • Trentemøller by Sofie Nørregard

    Pitchblack Playback ft Trentemøller - The Playlist

    As a special New Years gift, in January 2021, Pitchblack Playback collaborated with Trentemøller again: Wherever you were in the world, you could be part of our exclusive session with Anders Trentemøller, listen to his own hand-picked selection of favourite tracks taken from his 5 studio albums followed by a Q&A with the man himself. Now he put all these songs in a Spotify Playlist, for everyone to enjoy: Trentemøller - Pitchblack Playback Playlist

    Trentemøller x Pitchblack Playback

     

  • TOM AND HIS COMPUTER by Morten Germund

    Future Ruins: Track by Track

    Two years in the making, Future Ruins, TOM And His Computer’s debut album, is now out on Trentemøller’s In My Room label. As a 20 year veteran of the Copenhagen music scene, Thomas Bertelsen has been releasing music under the sobriquet of TOM And His Computer for five years, merging the newest technologies with the old, while squeezing fresh sounds out of equipment that’s not only obsolete, sometimes it’s barely functioning at all. As a result, Future Ruins displays many treasures and traits along its arc when listened to in its entirety, either on vinyl, download, or stream. 

    For In My Room, TOM shares some background info on each track from his beautiful album.

    Cover photo by Morten Germund.

     

    Revox A77 Tape Recorder

    A77 

    The first track on the album. The track was originally made for a short scene in a Danish documentary film. I later replaced some of the synths and recorded the synths pads on my Revox Tape Recorder to get tape saturation, and then recorded it back to my computer. The title comes from the name of the Revox Tape Recorder model, which is the model A77.  

    Lovers and Gasoline (feat. Roxy Jules)

    The track first started out as sort of a simple kraut rock instrumental track. We later recorded Roxy Jules vocals and added live bass, synths, and guitars. 

    Feathers (feat. Roxy Jules)

    One of my favourite tracks on the album. I really like the rather chaotic synths and guitars on the track, the simple lyrics and the vocals that are being repeated. In the very last phase we added live drums by 2nd Blood’s Silas Tinglef, and it sort glued the whole track together. 

    Waterfronts

    I made this track one night on my laptop computer at home after listening to the latest Allah Las album. It ended up sounding no way near them, but the inspiration came from listening to their music. It happens quite often that I hear music thats triggers an idea and the end result ends up being no way close to what inspired you in the first place. Basically I wanted to make an instrumental track with a steady cool pace. 

    Our Man In Toronto

    The idea for this track came from an old techno demo that I made back in 2010. I like the melodic feel and the synths in the track, but I wanted to slow the tempo down, eliminate the usual 4/4 kick drum and give the track a more haunting feel (and preferably something that couldn’t be labeled as being a  specific kind of electronica). 

    Future Ruins (feat. Roxy Jules)

    The first track I finished for the album. I used this track as a guideline for the overall feel and sound of the rest of the album. 

    Puzzle (feat. Roxy Jules)

    This track has a driving psych rock feel to it while the vocals are a bit naive sounding and the lyrics are open for interpretation - which I really like. My absolute favourite track on the album. Some tracks just feel naturally and almost produce themselves. This was one of those tracks.  

    Computer Solidarity

    This was originally an ambient track, however, I felt it needed something else than just playful random notes so I sampled Roxy Jules voice and made a little theme out of it. I then added a very slow and deep kick drum along with a few guitars to give something extra. 

    Fabel

    A rather quirky synth waltz. I like the optimistic, rather childish melodic in the track, while the overall feel is more serious. I made the track shortly after listing to the Rodelius’s “Selbstportrait I” album from 1979. 

    Disbelief In A Postmodern World“Dark World" guitar pedal from Chase Bliss Audio

    This track was originally made as an intro for my live show, starting with long processed violins and drones, but I got quickly bored with the drones and added a guitar theme that I somehow think has an ethnic feel to it. Later I added a deep kick drum and some snares processed through the “Dark World" guitar pedal from Chase Bliss Audio, along with the dystopian synths in the end. 

     

  • TOM AND HIS COMPUTER by Morten Germund

    TOM And His Computer: Future Ruins album!

    Two years in the making, Future Ruins, TOM And His Computer’s debut album, is now out on Trentemøller’s In My Room label. 

    As a 20 year veteran of the Copenhagen music scene, Thomas Bertelsen has been releasing music under the sobriquet of TOM And His Computer for five years, merging the newest technologies with the old, while squeezing fresh sounds out of equipment that’s not only obsolete, sometimes it’s barely functioning at all. 

    “I switch back and forth between the digital and the analog worlds. I’ll utilize old guitar pedals as well as the newest software,” says Thomas Bertelsen, producer behind TOM And His Computer. “It’s never about the gear, though, but rather finding that one little sound that can trigger an idea for an entire track.” 

    As a teenager he explored the limits of cassette tape machines, eventually assembling a small arsenal of classic noisemakers, ultimately releasing records from the music lab of his dreams. Better yet, he has been able to perform it live, headlining, as well as supporting Massive Attack, and Trentemøller on his European and North American tours. 

    Future Ruins was also co-produced and mixed by Trentemøller. While previous offerings have taken listeners to the outer boundaries of what can be considered “electronic music”, including nods to dark wave, dream pop, krautrock and modern psych rock, Future Ruins presents those influences in a new way and represents a great leap forward for the Copenhagen based producer. 

    As with the Playing In The Night EP, Future Ruins once again features vocalist Roxy Jules, this time showcasing the more complex aspects of her talents on four tracks. “It’s the third time Roxy Jules and I have worked together. This time I tried to bring forward the more vulnerable and fragile textures in her voice. It has that dark, northern, Scandinavian coolness to it, combined with a little optimism, and even a hidden smile comes through. I also explored alternative ways of arranging the songs. I was less worried about finding the obvious chorus and focused more on experimenting with structure.” 

    The result is a genre-less collection of songs showcasing TOM’s obsession with propelling sounds of the past into the present, and future, combining noise and edginess with his “commitment to fresh ideas with a clear sense of melodies,” according to Clash Magazine. “My tastes are eclectic and I like to flirt with many different sub genres,” says TOM. “The aim was to combine various styles while trying to maintain a common denominator,” which committing to a full-length offered as an opportunity. 

    Soundtracks have been a major source of inspiration. “I also use photos, or even the first chapter in a book to generate ideas. They can trigger certain emotions, and bring different feelings to the surface. The challenge is translating that into a recording on a computer workstation, but they offer a great starting point. For this album I’ve used anything from pictures of Ethiopian elephants in the desert, to ancient Mayan statues, or ‘80s Serbian brutalist architecture to get me going.” 

    As a result, Future Ruins displays many treasures and traits along its arc when listened to in its entirety, either on vinyl, download, or stream. 

  • Future Ruins by Martin Garde Abildgaard

    Future Ruins won the LAFA and more awards!

    The music video for TOM And His Computer's single "Future Ruins" by Martin Garde Abildgaard just won the LAFA - Los Angeles Film Award in the category Best Music Video as well as Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Best Music Video at The Monthly Film Festival (TMFF) and Award of excellence at IndieFEST Film Awards - among many others.

    “The story in Future Ruins can be experienced in many different ways. It can be about the relationship between to souls, but also about the entire climate situation where Mankind tries to make Mother Earth survive. If we don’t think properly and act in life, things can go terrible wrong”, says the videos writer and director Martin Garde Abildgaard.

     

    Future Ruins Music Video Awards


          

     

     

    The video has been shot over three days in an abandoned house in the deep woods of Denmark. Future Ruins is the second collaboration between director Martin Garde Abildgaard and TOM And His Computer. First one was the music video Organ which was of official selected for more than 30 international lm festivals and won the main price at 10 of them. The man in the video is actor Cyron Melville known as the character “A” in Lars Von Triers feature film Nymphomaniac. The woman in the video is actress Sonia Suhl known as the lead role in the Cannes Film Festival darling When Animals Dream.

    Future Ruins Music Video Awards

    Video credits
    Writer and Director: Martin Garde Abildgaard Producer: Rikke Katborg
    Executive Producer: Morten Hoffmann Larsen Production Company: Circus Alphaville
    DOP: Mattias Troelstrup DFF
    Editor: Peter Brandt
    Colourist: Lasse Marcussen
    Man: Cyron Melville
    Woman: Sonia Suhl
    Camera ass.: Lasse Olesen
    Production Designer: Emilie Vigh
    Wardrobe: Pernille Holm
    Editing facility, off-line: Little Machine
    Editors ass.: Victor Mathiesen
    Post: Cameo Film

  • TOM And His Computer by Morten Lundrup

    Out now: TOM And His Computer - "Puzzle", incl. Trentemøller Remix - new album ahead!

    TOM And His Computer drops the 2nd release from his upcoming debut LP 'Future Ruins' which will be released on Trentemøller's label In My Room October 16th.

    The pseudonym of Copenhagen hero Thomas Bertelsen, TOM And His Computer has already released a pair of very highly regarded EPs, preparing the ground for this full length adventure.

    For this 2nd single, TOM is teaming up with the legend that is Trentemøller, whom he has toured with several times and played as opener for his shows. On "Puzzle",Trentemøller works as a co-producer as well as providing a remix version of the track. The original is a spikey, psych/indie/electronic track again with vocals from Roxy Jules. The production is clear and lively, allowing the song to shine through while imbuing the proceedings with an exciting, urgent shimmer.

    Trentemøller’s remix takes things to another level - fat, chunky drums meet vox organ, fuzz guitar and freestyling synths in a riot of colour and playfulness.

    Out now on In My Room

     

  • Out now: TOM And His Computer - Future Ruins

    Out now: TOM And His Computer - Future Ruins (Single)

    Known for his retro-futuristic noisy edginess as heard on the ‚Small Disasters‘ and ‚Playing In The Night‘ EPs, TOM And His Computer is set to release his debut album in October on Trentemøller’s label In My Room.

    The album's title track 'Future Ruins' is out now! It's a post-apocalyptic song cumulating in a noisy guitar-explosion, contrasted by Roxy Jules bittersweet vocals, while 'The Darkness Within' on the B-side plays with interesting synthie and guitar layers. Both songs have been co-produced and mixed by Trentemøller.

    'Future Ruins' is accompanied by a fascinating video by Martin Garde Abildgaard, premiered on Nothing But Hope And Passion and awarded with the Los Angeles Film Award 2020 (LAFA). “The story in Future Ruins can be experienced in many different ways. It can be about the relationship between to souls, but also about the entire climate situation where Mankind tries to make Mother Earth survive. If we don’t think properly and act in life, things can go terribly wrong”, says the videos writer and director Martin Garde Abildgaard.

    The video has been shot over three days in an abandoned house in the deep woods of Denmark. Future Ruins is the second collaboration between director Martin Garde Abildgaard and TOM And His Computer. First one was the music video Organ which was of official selected for more than 30 international lm festivals and won the main price at 10 of them. The man in the video is actor Cyron Melville known as the character “A” in Lars Von Triers feature film Nymphomaniac. The woman in the video is actress Sonia Suhl known as the lead role in the Cannes Film Festival darling When Animals Dream.

    Watch the video here.

  • Bandcamp special bundles on offer!

    Bandcamp special bundles available now

    Merch is a great way to support your favourite artists in these difficult times. We've prepared some nice bundles for you, available only at our bandcamp shop:

    trentemoller shirt +cd black

    obverse+black t shirt bundle

     

    Obverse CD or LP + black T-shirt bundle

     

    obverse cd + white shirt bundle

    obverse + whit shirt bundle

    Obverse CD or LP + white T-shirt bundle

    vinyl bundle trentemoller

    Trentemøller vinyl album pack (The Last Resort 3xLP, Into The Great Wide Yonder, Lost, Fixion and Obverse)

    obverse poster bundle

    plus an Obverse poster bundle.

    Hope to see you at https://trentemoller.bandcamp.com/ 🖤

    BTW, please keep ordering. We are shipping from Europe, but due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently not able to ship overseas orders in a timely manner. All your (overseas) orders are being packed up with love and carefully stored and will be shipped as soon as we are allowed to. European orders continue to ship daily.