[My Gang] Trentemøller: Sycamore Feeling : Reco of the Week 25 May 2010


25 mai 2010, 19h12m

Track: Sycamore Feeling [ full stream and free d/l: Spinner ]
Artist: Trentemøller
Album: Into the Great Wide Yonder (31 May 2010)
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Video: Click the pic...

YouTube Official Video

Sycamore Feeling is the first single from the forthcoming new album, due in the next few weeks, depending on your region.

The piece opens with a strum of surf guitars heavily reverbed, reminiscent of his earlier track The Very Last Resort, and someone who sounds exactly like Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star but not courtesy of Marie Fisker. This nearly-there-but-somewhere-else twist is a theme for the rest of the track. When the dance beats start, they're so subtly and elegantly done, all you notice is the pace picking up and being taken along with it. The music is a mix of the electronic and the organic. I really like the dark Massive Attack sound of Sycamore Feeling and look forward to hearing more.

Source: tape.tv

The video is long at 5.33 minutes and features Diana Wagner and the well-known NY-drag performer Princess Diandra in the lead role. The misleading continues with the impossible and the beautiful. You're not sure what to admire first, the icy landscape, the special effects or the gorgeous girl in fur, fringeing and fishnets. The pace of the video is as languorous as the vocals and equally mesmerising.

Anders Trentemøller is a Danish electronic musician from Copenhagen. He is better known for well-crafted minimal techno, electro-house, club/dance music, mostly downtempo if not ambient. His debut album, the double-disc The Last Resort was picked by many as one of the records of the year in 2006. I remember it was one of the standouts for me, too. The music is cold and heavy, relying more on mood and drama than thumping beats, which is where the attraction lies. If this is where he began, the new track hints at where he is now.

While we're waiting for the new album, there's a free podcast of about an hour long mixed by Trentemøller for XLR8R here. Looks like there's a correction to the tracklisting in the comments here.



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Date Added: March 31, 2010
Views: 43,831, Comments: 34, Favourited: 506 times, Ratings: 222

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  • rwitte

    Eloquent, passionate opinion, Babs! The visual image is splendid and the track is pretty (although I'm not sure I would want to dance to it).

    27 mai 2010, 20h42m
  • Babs_05

    Hmm, well I was trying to be descriptive rather than opinionated, but yeah, ok. : ) Aww, just realised I forgot to mention the Santa bells at the beginning. I don't think it's a track to dance to so much as a head-nod piece that's inspired by dance music, if you see what I mean. Thanks for the comment.

    27 mai 2010, 20h45m
  • CrybKeeper

    Oh my oh my! Good stuff Babs! Yes, you stuck to the descriptive very well indeed. Puts my writing skills to shame. I should read some more of your journals - maybe it will inspire me : )

    28 mai 2010, 1h53m
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