“The Mash and the Fury”
The new album by Danish electronic producer Anders Trentemøller, Into the Great Wide Yonder, is a dramatic departure from his previous work. The songs are more complex and heavier, with layer upon layer of robust orchestration.
But those instruments, most of which are performed by Trentemøller, fall to the wayside when confronted by the tremolo-swollen and overdriven guitar riffs. The guitar work, again performed by Trentemøller, sounds like surf rock during a hurricane, with the shudder of the whammy bar sending trembles through the music. And with a number of great vocal cameos, Into the Great Wide Yonder cements itself as one of the year’s most stunning albums.