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Review - Trentemoller at Academy 2

Vinnie Thompson goes electro on a school night

Published on October 27th 2010.


Review - Trentemoller at Academy 2

Strange to find ourselves out on a Monday night, especially to see an electronic artist whose success has been built on his notably foreboding base lines.

Anders Trentemoller started his early career creating underground remixes for the likes of The Knife and Royksopp. He was awarded Radio 1's Essential mix of the year in 2006 which secured his prominence in the DJ world.

Gaining notoriety with his sublime debut The Last Resort, following up with his recent second album, Into the Great Wide Yonder.

The live experience had a very subdued start, with the band playing behind a strange cage-effect material, eventually rising to a more up-tempo pace.

The early part of the set was devoted to his newer material, with the addition of older tracks such as Evil Dub and Take me into Your Skin particular crowd pleasers. The whole show was a journey for the audience with accompanying visual projections that reminded me of Manga-style artwork.

The highlight of the gig would have to have been the addition of a blues-esque harmonica solo, as an intro to possibly his biggest track, Moan.

As the lights came up, the crowd were left clearly wanting more, with more hardcore fans stationing themselves at the front of the stage chanting for a second encore 15 minutes after the finale.

Everyone was in the mood for dancing, but for most the inconvenience of a Tuesday morning at work left us all wishing this had been a weekend gig instead.

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