The Danish electronic artist Trentemøller has a new album of remixes coming out the day after my birthday (on November 8th...I turn the clock over on November 7th, and yes, flowers are a nice touch).
It's two discs worth of a) other people like Modeselektor, Efterklang and Andrew Weatherall remixing tracks from his last album Into the Great Wild Yonder and b) Trentemøller remixing other people...including, ahem, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand and typographically linked electronica artist the Dø. (See how they both put a cross through their vowels, as if to say "absolutely no Os permitted!)
Anyway, it's good stuff, and I am surprisingly taken by Trentemøller's revisitation of Depeche Mode's "Wrong." I never liked them, except for that one song, "Your Own Personal Jesus" which probably seemed more subversive to me than most people, having grown up in the Bible Belt, but it's good, weirdly, to hear those voices again.
Anyway, the man's touring the U.S. and Canada later this month:
10/12 Boston, MA - Royale
10/13 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
10/14 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/15 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
10/16 Toronto, ON - Phoenix
10/18 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/19 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
10/21 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10/22 Salt Lake City, UT - Complex
10/25 Tempe, AZ - Marquee
10/26 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
10/27 Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
10/29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
10/31 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
11/1 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
11/2 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Let's see, live Trentemøller, what would that be like? Like this.
Trentemøller: Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!! – The Video