Lost Re-Works


Trentemøller's recent album opus Lost already served as the logical continuation of his varied work and delivered his signature sound intact, yet it really didn't sound like anything he'd ever produced before. Streamlined, song-structured and guitar-driven, Lost boasted a dozen tracks, each offering something of interest for anyone who has ever been a fan of the Copenhagen producer. Now the new Lost Re-Works release gleefully rips up the rule book again, as Trentemøller is joined by some carefully-chosen conspirators -- Toydrum (aka James Lavelle and Pablo Clements of UNKLE), Jenny Wilson, T.O.M. And His Computer, Unkwon and Trentemøller -- in dismantling the intricate musical tapestry of the album, recontextualizing the instrumental experimentation, the trashed analog consoles, and the entire sweep of influences, from Krautrock to classical. The original version of "River of Life" abandons its throbbing guitars and soaring strings for dark and retro electroclash tones on Trentemøller's own remix, and introspective, electro-gaze in the hands of T.O.M. And His Computer. "Come Undone" stalked at a slow and measured pace, and Trentemøller's steamy new version recalls vintage Goldfrapp in marrying sultry vocals and seductive machine music, while Toydrum beefs up the raw, spiky electro-rock elements. The melancholic pop beauty of "Candy Tongue" is re-made with ghostly atmospherics and evocative, exotic instrumentation via Jenny Wilson's version, and while one remix of "Deceive" made its debut in a stunning EP package from earlier this year -- Unkwon's misty, dusty broken-beat version -- it is counterbalanced by Trentemøller's own glitchy, cinematic "Lost & Found" remix. Remixes by: Toydrum - Toydrum is the moniker of no one else than James Lavelle and Pablo Clements aka UNKLE, one of the most influential bands of our time. Jenny Wilson - Swedish icon Jenny Wilson's career started with her first appearance on The Knife's label. Since then she has released four successful albums. T.O.M. And His Computer - is Thomas Bertelsen, who is one-half of the Danish band Lulu Rouge, who released their second album on Universal. Unkwon - is multi-artist Anders Dixon, who most recently remixed Rumpistol and CTM. Includes mp3 download code.