Trentemøller‘s debut album ‘The Last Resort’ remains one of the few genre-defining and groundbreaking albums in many regards. It‘s still being praised for its composition and sound-design alike and sounds as fresh and breathtaking today as it did when it was originally released in 2006.
The Last Resort – a beautifully crafted, astonishing masterpiece, that will leave you breathless. The 13 instrumental tracks together form a wordless musical story, almost like the soundtrack of a movie. It manages to capture a whole range of emotions in subtle melodic miniatures, dreamy ambiances, dusty beats, deep dub-tracks and driving groove-excursions. An ever-changing kaleidoscope of colors and moods. Although it’s an electronic album, it also incorporates live-drums, guitars, bass and other acoustic instruments like celesta, glockenspiel and melodica to create a more organic feel.
The album received fantastic acclaim from both music fans and journalists around the world and made it into the top-lists of the month, the year, the decade – alongside an array of awards for best production or best album.
Back in 2006, the original vinyl-pressing only included a selection of songs from the original 13-track album release. It missed out on songs which had been released on singles or didn’t “fit” on the so called “vinyl edition.” Due to ‘public demand’ and simply because this album deserves a proper vinyl release we are happy to finally present, for the first time, the full album on vinyl. It spans over three vinyl discs and is packed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve which also holds a download-code. The recut has been carefully crafted from first generation, original masters by Calyx in Berlin. Since the album has been praised for its fantastic sound the primary directive was to cut the lacquers for the re-issue so that they would sound exactly the same as the original release, which has been the CD version of the album. No ‘digital remastering’ or any other alterations have been applied
All 13 songs of the classic album on one vinyl release for the first time. Triple-Vinyl edition in Gatefold sleeve and download code included. Original sound-quality.
In the meantime the album’s lead track “Take Me Into Your skin” appears now in a new video with the original visuals made for the first ‘Trentemøller Live in Concert tour’ in 2007 by photographer, author and music video director Karim Ghahwagi, watch it here.