Copenhagen-based musician Anders Trentemøller's talent for heart wrenching melodic moments and exceptional productions, fused with his trademark sound somewhere between indie and electronic, has established him as one of the most respected and admired artists and remixers of this century. Trentemøller released his fourth album, Fixion, in September 2016.
In 2006 Trentemøller released his groundbreaking debut album The Last Resort. High placements in several polls for best album of the year followed and established his name to a much broader audience. In 2007 Trentemøller assembled his first full live band and the following ensuing ‘Trentemøller: Live In Concert’ tour was a milestone, bringing him to the US for the first time as well as some of the biggest festivals in the world, including Glastonbury (UK), Roskilde (Denmark) and Melt! (Germany). In 2009 Trentemøller hit another personal career landmark, when he headlined the Orange Stage at Roskilde Festival, playing in front of 60,000 people featuring a unique set design created by danish designer Henrik Vibskov who also was the drummer in Trentemøllers band. The crowd reactions and press reviews were all top shelf.
After starting up his very own record imprint, In My Room, Trentemøller’s second album Into The Great Wide Yonder was released in 2010. Four years after The Last Resort, it fulfilled the unenviable task of following up a modern classic. It was also a move into a more analogue sound influenced heavily by indie and post punk – and incorporating even more live instrumentation and vocals. The record was met with high applause for taking yet another clear step away from his electronic beginnings into more experimental soundscapes. Trentemøller kept on touring around the world for two years.
Highlights included a barnstorming set at 2011’s Coachella Festival, where NME called the show “one of the biggest breakouts of Coachella,” he “stunned all onlookers and became the toast of the fest.” Trentemøller made even further inroads into the US shortly after, appearing on Carson Daly and playing throughout the US on a sold-out tour. The world tour ended with two consecutive, sold out shows at Den Grå Hal in Christiania (Copenhagen), which was recorded and later was released as the album Live In Copenhagen. Following his sophomore album, Reworked/Remixed was released. A double compilation, celebrating some of Trentemøller’s favorite remixes he completed for other artists, and also some of his personal picks where other musicians have reworked his music - featuring the likes of Modeselektor, UNKLE, Franz Ferdinand, Andrew Weatherall, Efterklang and Depeche Mode.
Trentemøller’s captivating sound has also found a home in the world of cinema. His productions have been used by prominent directors including Oliver Stone (Savages), Pedro Almodóvar (The Skin I Live In) and amongst others. Jacques Audiard soundtracked a pivotal scene of his film Rust & Bone with Anders’ classic bootleg remix of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘State Trooper’ that he had made for himself to play at one of his increasingly rare DJ sets.
In September 2013, Trentemøller released his third full-length album, Lost. “Much like its predecessor, Lost serves not only as a logical continuation of his work, but also as yet another fuck-you to whatever genre you thought you had him boxed into.“ (Vice). Lost is a symbol of the powerful sound Trentemøller has gained through his extensive live touring. It’s also his most collaborative effort yet, pairing him with a vibrant cast of vocal features— the legendary duo Low, Jonny Pierce from The Drums, Marie Fisker, Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens, Ghost Society and Sune Wagner of The Raveonettes all make appearances on the album, which traverses krautrock, indie-rock, post-punk and even classical influences.
In the summer of 2013, Trentemøller supported Depeche Mode on their Delta Machine world tour, taking him to stadiums around Europe, followed by festival shows (like Melt, Dour, Pitch, Calvi and Zurich Open Air) as well as almost 70 shows throughout 2014 in North America and Europe.
In 2015 he returned to his studio to work on new material, but also lent his skills to others like the UK-based band Savages, whose 2016 album Adore Life he mixed. Introduced by the single ‘River In Me’ (June 2016) which features Savages’ Jehnny Beth, September 2016 saw the release of Trentemøller’s fourth album Fixion before early 2017 will be dedicated to touring with his band – the one thing Anders loves just as much as being in the studio creating music to take to the stage.