Third full-length venture from Anders Trentemoller. "Lost", much like its predecessor "Into The Great Wide Yonder" (2010), 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.
The Trentemoller sound is definitely left intact, yet as a whole it really doesn't sound like anything he's ever produced before. Few artists seem to possess that special talent of leaving the audience just as baffled as they are satisfied, but hey, that's what's great about Anders. He may alienate a few heads along the way, but it wouldn't be interesting for him if he didn't.
"People wanted something similar to the last album, but if you're getting to the point of listening to people and what they think of your sound…Well, that's not for me", says Trentemøller.
"Lost" boasts a dozen tracks with something of interest for anyone who's ever been a fan of the Copenhagen based producer. You can't really compare it to "The Last Resort", but the club elements are there. It definitely isn't "Into The Great Wide Yonder" either, even if it's equally guitar driven. It's as original as it is classic, mixing the tried and tested with all sorts of sonic surprises. And making it look easy in the process.
Differing from "Into The Great Wide Yonder", which was a rather bold cinematic landscape, "Lost" is definitely a far more streamlined affair and way more "song structured". It's the kind of record one can only produce after endless months of studio isolation. Just where his creativity flourishes best.
Trentemøller has managed to bring on board a whole rake of fantastic peers, personal influences and sprouting talent. Co-conspirators such as Kazu Makino? (Blonde Redhead), Jana Hunter (Lower Dens), Marie Fisker, Ghost Society and none other than the legendary Low are all to be found on the record.
"Lost" documents an artist really hitting his stride. An intricate musical tapestry woven over countless sleepless nights in his Copenhagen studio. Nights invested in instrument experimentation and trashed analog consoles. You can without a shadow of doubt call this release a genuine study in the art of attention to detail. No matter how many times you press play on this one you're going to find something you missed the previous time around. Something that suddenly shines a whole new light on what you're listening to.
Trentemøller´s upcoming album will be released on on his own imprint In My Room! Keep your eyes open and get lost!