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Published on January 8, 2008
Review by Craig Roseberry, BPM Magazine
When Anders Trentemøller released his groundbreaking debut, The Last Resort, last year, the Danish wunderkind was universally hailed as a sonic visionary whose riveting soundscapes were an expansive mélange of minimal deep house, intelligent techno, pulsating glitch-house and brooding dark pop with lush textures and cinematic, organic orchestration. The masterpiece yielded several dancefloor classics, including “Rykketid,” “Polar Shift” and “Sunstroke,” alongside ingenious reworks for the Knife, Royksopp and Moby, which skyrocketed Trentemøller to the forefront of the electronic music movement.
This impressive retrospective revisits some of the mastermind’s best works from ’03–’07, across two equally potent discs. The first features a selection of previously issued singles, unreleased recordings and older favorites such as “The Forest” and “Physical Fraction” on one flawlessly beat-mixed set. The unmixed second disc features many of Anders’ biggest remixes, making Chronicles a must-have treasure trove for DJs, crate-diggers and fans alike.