12 Days of Music: Review of Trentemøller’s Album Fixion

Artist: Trentemoller

Album: Fixion – In My Room 2016

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Ten years after his 2006 debut landed Trentemoller the international spotlight, the Danish producer has blessed us with his darkest hour, fine-tuning the concept album to reflect his new shadowy aesthetic. Meta-critics of Fixion haven’t given this album justice; reminiscing on his 2006 debut “The Last Resort” which sounded like a hybrid of Massive Attack and Flying Lotus, this material is a total departure – undeniably postpunk at its finest. Jehnny Beth from Savages pays the album its dues, making an appearance on the cut “River In Me.” Grainy textures and classic science-fiction synth lines make this post-synth-punk album to be an IRL fan-tasy.  Recommended for fans of Soft Moon, Lust For Youth, Tropic of Cancer, and Black Marble. 

Hallie Sloan

About Hallie Sloan

Hi, I am Hallie Sloan, Associate Music Supervisor at PlayNetwork with over six years of industry experience.

I consider my current music preference to be the adult manifestation of my “punk” childhood.  By age 13, I had convinced my mom to let me shave my head and wear embarrassing “DIY” clothing. Strapped with an Epiphone Flying V guitar and looking like a mishmash between Sid Vicious and Siouxsie Sioux, I shamelessly flaunted my insubordinate lifestyle.

In college, I volunteered for the student-run radio station 89.3 KUGS-FM, and after four years became its program director. Despite my loyalty to the station, making mix tapes was a hobby that incidentally landed me a career at PlayNetwork in 2014. I like the challenge of programming music to a client’s preference that varies from my own; it’s a whole new ballpark to satisfy a client whose demographic loves classical when your knowledge is limited.

When I am not scanning music for offensive lyrics, managing accounts, or setting up a PlayLive concert, I can be found directing an “experimental” annual music festival, Debacle Fest, or participating in a female DJ collective known as TUF.

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