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Harbour Boat Trips 01: Copenhagen
     

Harbour Boat Trips 01: Copenhagen

by Trentemøller
 
When you hear about a producer/DJ releasing a new mix CD, what you most decidedly do not expect to hear is a collection of quiet singer/songwriter fare, much of it in largely acoustic settings. And yet that's pretty much what you get on this album by Trentemøller, though the reality of the program is actually a bit more complicated than

Overview

When you hear about a producer/DJ releasing a new mix CD, what you most decidedly do not expect to hear is a collection of quiet singer/songwriter fare, much of it in largely acoustic settings. And yet that's pretty much what you get on this album by Trentemøller, though the reality of the program is actually a bit more complicated than that: in amongst wispy offerings like Emiliana Torrini's "Lifesaver" and Grouper's weirdly ethereal but strikingly pretty "Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping," are startling entries like a Raveonettes version of Joy Division's post-punk classic "She's Lost Control" and some kind of large-ensemble version of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love," both of which are excellent. There are also two songs from the back catalog of Suicide, Alan Vega's old band. This is the kind of collection that is bound to have a few clunkers, and sure enough, there are some doozies here: I Got You on Tape performs a weird and pretentious near-choral tune called "Somersault," and Four Tet remix of Caribou's "Melody Day" is similarly silly. But for the most part, the languid, semi-acoustic ambience that prevails through most of the program creates a quirkily enjoyable mood, and most of the individual songs are really quite good. The inconsistency is a problem, but not a deal-breaker.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Hfn
UPC:
4250382400202
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
111693

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trentemøller   Primary Artist
Steen JøRgensen   Vocals
Adem   Vocals
Marie Fisker   Vocals

Technical Credits

Soft Cell   Producer
Bernard Szajner   Composer
Karel Beer   Composer
Ed Cobb   Composer
Joy Division   Composer
Jimmy Robertson   Composer
Anton Newcombe   Composer
Four Tet   Producer,Remixing
Françoise Cactus   Composer
Raveonettes   Composer
Sune Rose Wagner   Producer
Oliver Ackermann   Composer,Producer
Nick Talbot   Composer,Producer
Tomas Barfod   Producer
Anders Trentemøller   Producer,Liner Notes
Rennie Foster   Arranger,Composer,Producer
I Got You on Tape   Composer
Alex Scally   Composer,Producer
Victoria Legrand   Composer,Producer
David Garcet   Composer,Producer

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