Sycamore Feeling is the first single to be taken from TrentemØller's highly anticipated second album, Into The Great Wilde Yonder. The album will not be released until the summer but is preceded by the single, which is in turn, is preceded by this duo of accomplished remixes from Gui Boratto and Thomas Schumacher.
Brazilian Gui Boratto is on hand to deliver the first remix as he turns the original into a bona fide club track. Adding a simple and driving four / four beat, Boratto immediately gives the track momentum. A deep bassline chugs beneath cut ups and snippets of Fisker's vocals that give the remix the familiar feel of the original. The skill of the remix lies in Boratto's ability to transform the mood of the original, but keep the melodic tones that wash over TrentmØller's original version of "Sycamore Feeling."
Thomas Schumacher takes things even further, stripping it down and morphing it into a true minimal techno track. Giving each individual sound the space to breathe, the track builds from its unassuming beginning towards a more driving and meaty end. Schumacher uses the vocal to great effect, taking parts here and there and adding varying FX to them to match their sound to the stripped back techno. Simplicity is the name of the game here, but that is not to detract from the skill of Schumacher's production. His sharp producing mind has enabled him to allow the vocal to fall into and ignite the spatial arrangement of the music to immaculate effect.
As the anticipation continues to build for TrentemØller's album, at this stage we are only dealt the tiniest of a sneak preview. That being said, the two tracks are sufficiently dexterous that it is better to view the release as being entirely separate from the album. By leaving the anticipation to continue to build we are just left with two expertly produced, engaging tracks that have much to offer in themselves alone.
Title: Sycamore Feeling EP
Label: In My Room
Our Rating: 6,5/10