Trentemoller Triumphant as Doppelganger Trashes the Guardian
Publicists for electronica icon Trentemøller declared the Danish producer and his band ‘clearly know how to rock the stage!’ this week, in a euphoric press release hailing their ‘first smashing kick-off gig @ The Forum in London last Thursday’.
“The band mesmerized the furious crowd at the sold out Brussels venue, as well as in Amsterdam and in Eindhoven yesterday”, the press statement continued.
“Anders and his band members are very happy and thankful about these very successful opening gigs “Thank you for yesterday London! It was fantastic playing for you!! Tonight its a sold out Brussels show at AB!! Love beeing on the road! (-; – Oh Paradiso!!! CRAZY!!! Thank you. – Holy shit! Brussels you rocked!! We had one of our best concert tonight!! Thank you!!!!”
“The press is raving as well,” they added, linking to a number of reviews though not a report in the Guardian which was somewhat less ecstatic in its appreciation.
Labelling his latest album Lost as ‘a spectral, digital-driven rumination’ the British newspaper said ‘nevertheless, Trentemøller clearly still fancies himself as a rock star’ complaining that ‘inevitably some of Lost’s delicacy and nuances are surrendered to bombast and bluster’.
“Trentemøller is to be commended for attempting to communicate his Pro Tools symphonies to a rock crowd,” the paper concluded, “but his fragile music remains best appreciated on headphones, in the small hours, alone.”
One ‘Anders Trentemøller’ (who registered to the paper the same day and may or may not be the real Anders) was distinctly unimpressed.
“We and the crowd seemed to had a pretty good time ! A shame you did not get it!” the commentator complained in the Comments section below, “ And hey . . . Fuck you Guardian!!! I will NOT stick to my headphones!” he added. (Guardian: http://bit.ly/1hYkm5F )
AAA Magazine’s review of London; ‘Trentemøller is no longer that underground, semi-techno producer and DJ that club-land fell in love with, but a rock-electronica fusion project concerned with songs and collaborative chemistry; not sampling, mixing and ego. This Trentemøller is far more exciting . . .’)
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