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IMR21CD | 2016-09-16  
In My Room proudly presents ‘Fixion’, the fourth full-length offering from Anders Trentemøller. With ‘Fixion’, Anders has crafted a logical successor to 2013’s ‘Lost’ - a record that in many ways managed to truly capture the visceral live experience of Trentemøller as a full-band. In much the same manner that ‘Lost’ built on from the somber cinematic classic that was ‘Into The Great Wide Yonder’, ‘Fixion’ has embraced the Danish artist’s trademark melancholy and matured it into something uniquely atmospheric and darkly romantic.  Rather than attempting to completely reinvent himself, Anders has used his latest outing as an opportunity to highlight certain granular aspects of his signature sound and refine them into a much more organic - and at times perhaps more song-driven body of work. It’s a record that on first listen may seem less detailed but, as you’ll know by now, with Trentemøller, one should never be fooled by initial impressions. It’s the kind of record that will over time repeatedly unlock new intricacies and offer the listener an opportunity to understand the work differently upon each listen. The album is still notably driven by the producer and multi-artist’s passion for experimentation and effortlessly succeeds in transcending a swathe of influences and unassuming genres­­ - yet all the while holding true to Trentemøller’s unique, and sometimes challenging vernacular. From the cascading minimalist synth-scapes to driving electropunk, each and every track on ‘Fixion’ is bound together with a contemplative melodic complexity. ‘Fixion’ is awash with New Romantic strings, downplayed pop sensibilities and percussion so cold that it might have been recorded on a reel-to-reel in a dilapidated jet hanger. With its coldwave synths and hypnotic, driving bass hooks, the record paints a picture of both reflective night drives through ‘Blade Runner’-esque metropolises and introspective, isolated Scandinavian evenings spent pondering life itself - which makes a lot of sense, given Anders crafted the record in Copenhagen and New York, after a year spent relentless gigging in the US and Europe. Whilst Trentemøller may have evolved into a complete band for touring purposes, the entirety of the music is still composed and produced by Anders. It’s only actually after the album is written and recorded that his sonic vision is reimagined and then collaboratively transformed, together with a host of musical accomplices, to create what has now become his renowned concert experience.

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