Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 02: Copenhagen


Double LP version. Gatefold Sleeve; Includes download code. For Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 02: Copenhagen, Trentemøller curated and crafted sixteen songs into a heavy, hazy mix. The music on this mix ranges from shoegaze to electronica, featuring both familiar and celebrated artists like A Place to Bury Strangers (with a new Trentemøller remix) and Slowdive to more obscure finds, as well as Trentemøller's own tracks and remixes, most notably a brand new Trentemøller cover of Neil Young's classic "Transformer Man". Trentemøller's newest project is the second volume of the Harbour Boat Trips mix series. The mix sees him pick up a thread he left off earlier in his career: in 2009 he put together Harbour Boat Trips 01: Copenhagen (HFN 001CD, 2009), a compilation mix comprised of his favorite music, both Danish and international, from across four decades, loosely inspired by the motion and movement of Copenhagen's busy harbor. Closing in on a decade later, the second edition has arrived. "Sometimes, it's nice to take a break from my own stuff and present some of the music that I like and music that inspires me", says Trentemøller. The diversity of his musical knowledge and taste is reflected in the variety of places and times the tracks are sourced from, from old Danish cult classics to some of the best new artists to surface in recent years like Paris' Pyrit and Posh Isolation's CTM. What perhaps unites the songs on the mix is their sense of heaviness, of artistic depth. There's nothing throwaway or frivolous here, a mix stretching from industrial to shoegaze instead hitting the listener in the hard places. Trentemøller's mixing highlights the qualities the songs share, their darkness but also their strange, cold beauty and ability to captivate. Despite the songs being pulled from very different places, they share a certain spirit and form a coherent artistic unit for an hour-long musical journey. Also features: The Raveonettes, How Do I, Kira Skov, The Lollipops, Tropic Of Cancer, Black Marble, John Maus, Moon Duo, The KVB, and Levin Goes Lightly.