SOME/MUSIC : TRENTEMØLLER LIVE AT PARK WEST AVENUE, CHICAGO
On Sunday, November 16th, multi-instrumentalist Danish electronic artist Trentemøller performed at Chicago's Park West Venue. Anders Trentemøller is a Copenhagen based producer who started his musical career in the late 1990's with different indie-rock projects before delving into electronic music in 2006 with the release of his innovative debut album The Last Resort. With tracks such as “Take Me Into Your Skin”, “Vamp”, “Moan” and “Miss You”, The Last
The show at Chicago’s Park West opened with the maximal electronic industrial piece “Still on Fire”, a track off the latest 2014 album titled Lost, then worked its way into the more minimal “Miss You”. Each song merged into the next seamlessly creating an ethereal cinematic score for the night.
Resort is a fusion of abstract, minimal ambient sounds methodically composed together to create dark and disturbingly beautiful sonic experiences. Four years later Trentemøller released Into the Great Wide Yonder, the second album building on the melancholic sounds from the last but with the addition of Marie Fisker’s hauntingly seductive vocals in songs such as “Sycamore Feeling” and “Even Though You’re With Another Girl”.
Visually the set had an avant-garde mesh installation that rose up from the ground midway through the show. This combined with haze and light projections allowed for an intimate yet immersive audiovisual experience with the musicians on stage.