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Fixion

by Trentemøller

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el Martin Apart from the originality I hear traces of the Cure (Disintegration/Wish time frame - the guitar and synth) in a few songs, also Placebo and my other favourite artists. 👍 Favorite track: Where The Shadows Fall.
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M!¡$$€££*$ Beautiful melodies 💋
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petrhlm great artist, great show, great album. never stop Favorite track: River In Me.
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Adam P. Quistgard Repp Great vocals, nice instrumentation, stellar mix. Catchy vibe with a verse that everyone can relate to. Three thumbs up! Favorite track: Complicated.
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Jerome Hubert Excellent album. My favorite was Last Resort but I really like this one.
Thanks and congrats for the good work :)
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didge I'm a big fan but it's a pity the music on the CD shows so much compression, almost no dynamic range, which makes this CD unlistenable on a good Hifi system. Why not take care of the quality of the recording? The vinyl version is apparently better. CD not worth my money. Favorite track: River In Me.
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1.
One Eye Open 04:16
Be my picture on the wall And be my shadow when I call I’ll parade the monsters in my heart for you I’m gonna tear that mask off and show you who I really am Who I really am Paris at night disguised my longings before your eyes Streets were burning and I could not tell Did you see? Did you pray for me? When I was gone I sleep with one eye closed And my back to the wall Did you think of me at all? Did you not listen when they told you I would fall Streets were burning and I could not tell Did you see? Did you pray for me? When I was gone I slept with one eye closed And my back to the wall And I left, left it be your chase   to figure out If moral is you thing  I left you with no doubt They said I was crazy  They said  Holy is the vicar and the vail Blind fools betray you with lies And I say Maybe but you seam a little pale Come on let’s go dancing in the night and I’ll show you something holy to me….
2.
Never Fade 05:15
3.
Sinus 04:15
4.
River In Me 02:55
There's a river in me Running to the sea There's a river in me A river when you hold me I am the rock She is the sea Shaping each other's forms As time goes by And waves go forth Her face is relaxed Her body Climaxed Now the river is dry Left me unsatisfied There's no river in me anymore No more kisses on the shore Feels like loosing my head Footprints deep in the sand As I cast about my options (I see) Close to the shore A diver who descends To the ocean He may come back with my girl Or he may never never return Feels like loosing a leg Something on which you stand As I cast about my options (I) Become aware I'm the diver who descends To the ocean I may come back with my girl Or I may never never return Whatever you choose Don't choose to look away Whatever you choose Don't choose to fade away
5.
Phoenicia 04:09
6.
Redefine 04:46
Redefine Roses and Vine curling up around my leg roots and juice I will not hear What they said before was just a lie and I was a mess Falling apart in December Now that it’s noon in September I can reach you calling again and I take what I’ve been missing Sheen in you eyes Strong as the tide And I know you will glow  when the spring turn to wings and I won’t be alone  oh we tossed the sins of centuries Come on, come on, come on……sing with me Falling apart in December Now that it’s noon in September I can reach you calling again and I take what I’ve been missing Redefine Roses and Vine Redefine Roses and Vine
7.
This - my four leaf clover reminds me not to think things to death This - my way of pulling is beyond the question about the hen and the egg Making this up from memories Memories made up from making This - Is my conviction for the love of everyone’s believe You can have everything you want If you will have it…you can -commit your self!
8.
November 06:48
9.
Spinning 06:07
I failed to see  the big picture it’s so obviously and I linger A big hole in me as your holding up  the frame around what could have been you and me It’s plain to see what you’re making me feel I can’t change a thing Can’t make believe You’re reeling me in  Oh the body obtain  What your head might resist  Making me high and making me spin  Dizzy I’m falling I’m heading in heading in You’re reeling me in  shamelessly shamelessly We’ve been here before And I’m falling All over In love again  A big hole in me as your holding up  the frame around what could have been you and me   It’s plain to see  what you’re making me feel I can’t change a thing Can’t make believe I’m falling You’re reeling me in  ..reeling me in  …reeling me in…
10.
Circuits 03:59
11.
Complicated 04:21
first you feel the breeze of sudden promises a dream without a trace of nightmare to it they never tell you the way it is never tell you how it feels time invested  in a life you now feel like wasting shut the windows block the doorway you look at me babe but I don't know what to say I won't let this turn me evil let this be your lesson loving me is complicated loving me is complicated do not confess you love me less what am I to do? you blind my eyes with lust for you I don't need your voice in my head I just want to be a nice person I won't let the sun through this walls let the darkness roll get out of my head I need you to get out shut the windows block the doorway you look at me babe but I don't know what to say I won't let this turn me evil let this be your lesson loving me is complicated loving me is complicated get out of my head loving me is complicated loving me is complicated
12.
Night after night Echoes a bad dream Waiting for it to disappear  Drifting with joy and fear Left you when you were sleeping Floating into the dark night Shadows of nightmares reappear Sinking so deep into To a place where the shadows fall To a place where the meadows call To a place where the trees stand tall To a place I no longer recall To a place where the shadows fall To a place I no longer recall To a place where the shadows fall To a place I no longer recall
13.
Redefine Roses and Vine curling up around my leg roots and juice I will not hear What they said before was just a lie and I was a mess Falling apart in December Now that it’s noon in September I can reach you calling again and I take what I’ve been missing Sheen in you eyes Strong as the tide And I know you will glow  when the spring turn to wings and I won’t be alone  oh we tossed the sins of centuries Come on, come on, come on……sing with me Falling apart in December Now that it’s noon in September I can reach you calling again and I take what I’ve been missing Redefine Roses and Vine Redefine Roses and Vine

about

We’re excited to present ‘Fixion’, the fourth full-length offering from Anders Trentemøller.

With ‘Fixion’, Anders has crafted a logical successor to 2013’s ‘Lost’ - a record that in many ways managed to truly capture the visceral live experience of Trentemøller as a full-band. In much the same manner that ‘Lost’ built on from the somber cinematic classic that was ‘Into The Great Wide Yonder’, ‘Fixion’ has embraced the Danish artist’s trademark melancholy and matured it into something uniquely atmospheric and darkly romantic.

Rather than attempting to completely reinvent himself, Anders has used his latest outing as an opportunity to highlight certain granular aspects of his signature sound and refine them into a much more organic - and at times perhaps more song-driven body of work. It’s a record that on first listen may seem less detailed but, as you’ll know by now, with Trentemøller, one should never be fooled by initial impressions. It’s the kind of record that will over time repeatedly unlock new intricacies and offer the listener an opportunity to understand the work differently upon each listen.

The album is still notably driven by the producer and multi-artist’s passion for experimentation and effortlessly succeeds in transcending a swathe of influences and
unassuming genres­­ - yet all the while holding true to
Trentemøller’s unique, and sometimes challenging
vernacular. From the cascading minimalist synth-scapes to driving electropunk, each and every track on ‘Fixion’ is bound together with a contemplative melodic complexity.



“This time around, I wanted the musical universe to have more space. I wanted it, in a way, to be more minima-listic and to boil it down to its most essential. That said, I didn’t want to lose all of those details that only
actually open up when you really listen closely,” says Trentemøller.

And details there are. ‘Fixion’ is awash with New Romantic strings, downplayed pop sensibilities and percussion so cold that it might have been recorded on a reel-to-reel in a dilapidated jet hanger. With its coldwave synths and hypnotic, driving bass hooks, the record paints a picture of both reflective night drives through ‘Blade Runner’-esque metropolises and introspective, isolated Scandinavian evenings spent pondering life itself - which makes a lot of sense, given Anders crafted the record in Copenhagen and New York, after a year spent relentless gigging in the US and Europe.

Whilst Trentemøller may have evolved into a complete band for touring purposes, the entirety of the music is still composed and produced by Anders. It’s only actually after the album is written and recorded that his sonic vision is reimagined and then collaboratively transformed, together with a host of musical accomplices, to create what has now become his renowned concert experience.

However, with ‘Fixion’, Anders has purposefully limited the on-record musical accomplices.
“‘Lost’ had so many vocalists, so this time around I
consciously decided to work with fewer. I guess, it was an attempt to sort of “anchor” the record’s ocean of vibes and atmospheres. To build a more singular voice that would ”guide” the listener through the album,” Trentemøller explains.
This time around Anders chose fellow Dane Marie Fisker, Giana Factory’s Lisbet Fritze and Savages’ Jehnny Beth - a natural call given he spent part of 2015 mixing the British post-punk quartet’s latest opus, ‘Adore Life’.

“I’ve been a huge Savages fan since their debut record. I met their producer Johnny Hostile at a festival in Paris and ended up inviting him out to support us on our tour. Jehnny actually tagged along for some of the dates.
Afterwards, he dropped me a line and asked me to mix the next Savages record. Myself, Johnny and Jehnny built a real friendship in the process so it felt right to ask her to sing on a few of the songs. She has this really intense and unique voice and it ended up being really challenging, and fun, to take that voice out of the
Savages’ universe and into mine.”

Marie Fisker, a mainstay of the Trentemøller live constellation, has also been a long-time studio collaborator of Anders’ and her four songs on ‘Fixion’ mark their third musical partnership.

“Marie has such a powerful and unique voice that fits my music quite naturally. I had her in mind as soon as I started writing. She ended up singing on four of the songs so she’s definitely the voice that kind of leads you through the album. Having toured so extensively with Marie, we’ve come to understand each other’s capacities and that really pushes us to challenge and inspire each other. I reckon that’s the driving force behind our songwriting.”

Lisbet Fritze is no stranger to collaborating with Anders either. Having previously been the touring guitarist of the Trentemøller live act, Anders ended up producing her, now defunct, Copenhagen-based band Giana Factory’s swan-song ‘Lemon Moon’.

But, why ‘Fixion’?

“I simply love the idea that you can build up this imaginary world with music. To me music is fiction. It’s not only something that exists separately from reality. Fiction is the unreal reality. Both belong together and are one.
I think fiction and music can be used to both confront and criticise reality, but also to escape that very same reality. And that’s the beauty of it.”

credits

released September 16, 2016

Written, arranged, produced and mixed by Anders Trentemøller. Lyrics written and performed by: Marie Fisker on ’One Eye Open’, ’Redefine’, ’My Convicition’, ’Spinning’.
Jehnny Beth on ’River In Me’ and ’Complicated’. Lisbet Fritze on ’When The Shadows Fall’. Johnny Beth appears courtesy of Matador Records / Pop Noire.
All instruments played by Anders Trentemøller.
Additional bass played by Lisbet Fritze on ’One Eye Open’ and ’Redefine’, by Jeppe Brix on ’River In Me’. Additional guitar played by Jeppe Brix on ’Never Fade’, ’Circuits’ and ’When The Shadows Fall’. Additional drums played by Jakob Høyer on ’River In Me’. Additional toms played by Jakob Høyer on ’One Eye Open’. Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, assisted by Chris Allgood. Creative direction and photography by Andreas Emenius Studio. Junior Art Director Alexandra Stroemich.

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Anders Trentemøller´s talent for melodic moments and exceptional productions, fused with his trademark sound between indie and electronic, has established him as one of the most respected and admired artists and remixers. With ‘Fixion’ he crafted a logical successor to ‘Lost’ - a record that managed to truly capture the visceral live experience of Trentemøller as a full-band. ... more

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