Danish composer, producer and artist Trentemøller, recently released the single and video for “In The Garden” (ft. Lina Tullgren) from his newly announced LP Obverse, due out September 27 on his own label imprint In My Room.
Anders Trentemøller personally created the accompanying music video, just as he did for “Sleeper” from the album. With warbling, compressed guitars, and reverb-soaked ambience in her own music, Lina Tullgren’s vocals fit perfectly on “In The Garden.” Trentemøller has worked with singers, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Low’s Mimi Parker, Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino and Marie Fisker. This new album features the voices of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Warpaint’s Jenny Lee Lindberg (jennylee) and Lisbet Fritze.
Initially conceived as an instrumental album, Obverse soon took on a life of its own with these collaborations. Embodying a shoegaze, dream pop, synth-based soundscape enriched by German Kosmische/Motorik experimentalist spirit, Obverse is in a genre all its own. Trentemøller continues to mine familiar themes of light and dark, turbulence and serenity, piercing chill and comforting warmth, inspired by the antipodal elements of the Nordic environment he calls home. These complementary contrasts inherent in the album title also show up in the short films Trentemøller made for the album and artwork by Jesse Draxler.
“I have always worked with contrasts in my music and in my sound. It’s in the subtle clashes of feelings and tonal contradictions that I often find pure inspiration,” Anders said. “Obverse was always going to be about exploring the possibilities in my studio, with no consideration of how it could be performed on a stage, and it was completely liberating.”
1. Cold Comfort (feat. Rachel Goswell of Slowdive)
2. Church Of Trees
3. In The Garden (feat. Lina Tullgren)
4. Foggy Figures
5. Blue September (feat. Lisbet Fritze)
7. One Last Kiss To Remember (feat. Lisbet Fritze)
9. Try A Little (feat. jennylee of Warpaint)