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PLU: 4250382438175
Format - CD
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 22/11/19

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Trentemoller returns with his fifth studio album 'Obverse!'

Anders Trentemoller is a well-known multi-instrumentalist, but perhaps the one he's most adept at is the studio itself. 'Obverse' is the result of him expanding that skill even further.

'Obverse' often feels like an instrumental album because it started life as one, the driving philosophy being "what if the pressure of having to perform these songs live is removed entirely?" Granting yourself the freedom to chase down every idea a studio offers comes with privileges. What happens when you reverse a synth part mid-verse? Why not send an entire track through a faulty distortion pedal? Inspiration reveals itself in a variety of forms and, before long, a simple chord progression contorts into something entirely new.

It's a work method that yielded great results for the legendary German Kosmiche/Motorik experimentalists of the 1970's. Intentional or not, 'Obverse' embodies more than a little of that spirit without even a hint of pastiche. So it only makes sense that 'Obverse' would stray from its original roadmap. In due time, half of the nascent compositions featured singers, including Lina Tullgren, Lisbet Fritze, and jennylee, of Warpaint, another band deeply influenced by dream pop. While 'Obverse' was born from a different work ethic than previous efforts, it also continues an arc that started in 2006.

Each successive effort has represented a logical next step beyond the album before, and 'Obverse' absolutely picks up where Fixion left off.

Primary Format - MusicCD
LabelIn My Roon
Music GenreAlternative
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative


  • 1. Cold Comfort (Feat. Rachel Goswell Of Slowdive)
  • 2. Church Of Trees
  • 3. In The Garden (Feat. Lina Tullgren)
  • 4. Foggy Figures
  • 5. Blue September (Feat. Lisbet Fritze)
  • 6. Trnt
  • 7. One Last Kiss To Remember (Feat. Lisbet Fritze)
  • 8. Sleeper
  • 9. Try A Little (Feat. Jennylee Of Warpaint)
  • 10. Giants
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