Every once in a while you might stumble upon a piece of music that speaks to you on such levels that it communicates with the very essence of the human self. Where throw-away pop music can be a time filler, and often a time killer, music with real integrity, depth and soul is the kind of thing we actually make time for! Globe trotting DJ and Producer Anders Trentemøller seems to agree, and so he put a compilation together himself, that explores some of the Danish maverick‘s favourite songs for those special, intimate moments that exist purely between sound and listener, with no interruptions.
Denmark‘s musical lineage is a rich one, and Trentemøller takes inspiration from the transient, constant life of Copenhagen‘s harbour to highlight some of the greatest moments from his home countries‘ talents, as well as many more international artists of course. This, his first ever Mix CD, also sees the heralded producer creating his own special edits along the journey...
Launched along with a brand new label platform, hfn music, "Harbour Boat Trips - 01: Copenhagen by Trentemøller" is a very special, life affirming CD that speaks to us in volumes, sharing Anders’ absolute favourites from four decades of music history. hfn music meanwhile celebrates its 10th birthday and 100th release - hfn100 - with a Trentemøller remix.
Full of magical melodies, inspiring lyrics, haunting musical sequences and openly honest emotions, this collection ranges from wonderful singer-songwriter visions such as Emiliana Torrini‘s serene "Lifesaver", to swathing synthscapes like Suicide‘s "Cheree", to low slung electronic escapades such as Musclehead‘s freaky "Phosphorescence".
There‘s a wealth of fantastic music on offer, not to mention some inspiring combinations of unlikely tracks and rare out-takes. The mix‘s finale, a subtle mix between Copenhagen Collective and Soft Cell, really needs to be heard to be believed!