Danish artist Anders Trentemøller has returned to announce the release of his new compilation album, Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 2—Copenhagen, and premiered his twisted cover of Neil Young's "Transformer Man."
Trentemøller's latest release—the first since 2016's Fixion—is a companion to the compilation Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 1 that was released in 2009, which also features various covers and remixes of songs from various genres that were all combined by his love for the Copenhagen harbor.
Trentemøller explained that the idea to cover "Transformer Man" came from his longtime collaborator Marie Fisker: "Although I’m a huge Neil Young fan, I actually didn’t know about this song until Marie Fisker played it to me when we sat down and thought about some songs that would be fun to cover for the Harbour Boat Trips Mix I was working on. I wasn’t a fan of the song and its sound in the first place, but the melody, especially the hookline, somehow caught me."The original Neil Young song was released during a period that found him experimenting with vocoders and disco-pop; which, as it turns out, is what made the idea of covering it all too tempting. "I thought it could be interesting to get rid of all that disco/vocoder stuff and focus on the song itself," Trentemøller explained. "Suddenly it shined in new splendor."
Trentemøller's previous album, Fixion, was released in 2016 via his own label, In My Room. In 2017, he released “Hands Down,” which featured vocals from Warpaint’s Jennylee.
01. "Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 02 Copenhagen mixed by Trentemøller"
02. Pyrit "Time For Wind"
03. A Place To Bury Strangers "Never Coming Back (Trentemøller Remix)"
04. The Raveonettes "Expelled From Love"
05. How Do I "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
06. Kira Skov "I Celebrate My Life (Trentemøller Remix)"
07. The Lollipops "Naked When You Come"
08. Tropic Of Cancer "Children Of A Lesser God"
09. Black Marble "Static"
10. Trentemøller "One Eye Open (Trentemøller Remix HBT Edit)"
11. John Maus & Molly Nilsson "Hey Moon!"
12. Neil Young "Transformer Man"
13. Slowdive "Slomo"
14. Moon Duo "Lost In Light"
15. CTM "Paloma Pt.2"
16. The KVB "In Deep"
17. Levin Goes Lightly "1989"
Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 2 is available for pre-order now and will be released November 23, with "Transformer Man" streaming below.