Voted "hottest newcomer" in several international music magazines, 2006 the Danish producer Anders Trentemøller took a break from working on his debut album (released September 2006 on Poker Flat) to finish the slamming three track "Nam Nam" EP.
After "Polar Shift" (pfr56) and "Sunstroke" (pfr61) these new and quite different tracks prove once again Trentemøller‘s outstanding ability to create atmospheric and significant songs in his own, unique handwriting: He adds layer upon layer of sound and instruments which fall into place perfectly while appearing to be dangerously incompatible at the same time. The fascination of his music lies within the contrast between large, vast echo chambers and sharp, direct in-your-face sound bites.
The title track "Nam Nam" on the A1 proves that dance music can be much more than just a functional dance floor tool. Building slowly, the track tells a story. Building gradually, the track is telling a story. Just a few, but well-chosen, figures and instruments carry on the plot in perfect harmony.
"Vamp Vinyl Edit" on A2 reveals a first glimpse of the forthcoming Trentemøller album. This jazzy tune features a bombastically cool bass-lick, accompanied by a snappy brush and easygoing snaps, giving air to an ultra cool, relaxed mood.
Finally "Killer Kat" on the flip side is a pure peak-time weapon with a funky, rolling bassline, sharp claps and hihats, topped off with some clever gadgetry.