hfn's 100th release is out now: Lovable (Trentemøller Remix) by Blaue Blume!
A lot has happened from when we started hfn music with our first release - hfn001 in 2009, Trentemøller's Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 01 - until hfn100 now. We had the pleasure of getting to know so many wonderful artists, many of which became good friends and of course releasing great music!
Now, after ten years, we've reached the big number - 100 releases. And for this anniversary, we have gathered two very special hfn artists together: Trentemøller and Blaue Blume. Producer Anders Trentemøller remixed a song off Blaue Blume's just released album "Bell Of Wool". hfn100 is called "Lovable (Trentemøller remix)".
In Blaue Blume’s original, “Lovable” is an airy, tormented song, a gossamer-delicate composition that carefully stitches together layers and layers of shining synths that gradually build up and up into a peak, before crashing into a subtle beat, a musical journey that mirrors vocalist Jonas Smith’s trip from anguish to numbness. Whereas the original’s music sounds woven together from light, Trentemøller takes it into darker territory. He hooks the song to a harsh, sparse beat leaving Smith’s vocals bare and isolated in the burnt-out, dystopic musical landscape he creates.
For "Lovable (Trentemøller Remix)", the Danish electronica artist mirrors the original’s careful building up, adding new elements to ll in the song’s sound, before it collapses into a tough, noir disco groove. It’s a perfectly realised remix – Trentemøller keeps the original song’s skeleton and soul, but fills in the space with sonic touches that could be no one else’s but his. Ultimately, it’s a fitting song for hfn’s hundredth release. For a label that’s always been a platform for its boundary-pushing artists, a collaboration between two of them, that sees an already innovative song pushed into a bold new shape is the perfect way for hfn to step into the next 100 releases.
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