Ibiza Voice Classic Podcast :: Trentemøller
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In 2007, Danish producer Trentemoller was at the peak of his powers in terms of club music. His warm, atmospheric and hugely moody fusions of dub, minimal and techno were defining the zeitgeist. His still excellent The Last Resort album just a year before was one of the records of the year and a definitive statement when it came to that kind of music. What’s more, singles like ‘Moan’ on Poker Flat were bona fide anthems and he was a DJ in demand.
But soon after, he moved away from techno, and much more towards live performances with proper song structures, vocals and elements of rock, forest folk, IDM, ambient and trip hop. And in the decade since, it is there has has remained. All this makes his Last Resort period all the more special because of how perfect yet fleeting it was. He didn’t milk it or sully it with endless copycat releases, he just realised he had said all he could say on the matter and moved on, like a true artist should.
First, though, he gave us a brief, but brilliant, set of his own tunes and remixes. As such, it is 40 spine tingling minutes of frosted dub, chilly techno and icy minimalism that serves as a calling card for that period in his life. Eerie and unsettling, littered with pops and crackles and utterly absorbing, it was a high water mark for minimal. After this, the downward slide into ever more abstract and reductive sounds had begun, never to be halted.