- Some producers start their own labels so they can make harder-core dance music. Anders Trentemøller began the In My Room imprint and has been embracing rock instrumentation and feel with real zeal, both as producer (on May's Into the Great Wide Yonder) and as DJ, on his XLR8R podcast in May, which featured incense-and-black-lights treats by the Rolling Stones, Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse and Trentemøller's own spooky remix of Bruce Springsteen's "State Trooper," from 1982's folk downer apotheosis Nebraska.
"Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!!" is a prime example of Trentemøller's new leanings. It sounds like a cross between the spiky '60s surf guitarist Davie Allan and the mid-'80s snarl of Sonic Youth. Andrew Weatherall's remix goes a welcome extra step by asking the musical question, "Who needs schaffel when you can just make glam rock?" He makes his point by giving things more of a stretched-out, krautrocky whoosh to go with its fey strut. Ingeniously (and no doubt unintentionally), Trentemøller's own remix works as a kind of reverse-negative of Weatherall's—the bass is swollen, the top percussion is digital-crisp, but then the "Waaauuuugggghh!" vocals and very Ray Manzarek organ come in sounding straight out of 1967, tonality and everything. By contrast, the not-bad dubstep relick by Lulu Rouges and Abdullah S feels requisite.
A1 Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!! (Trentemøller Remix)
A2 Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!!
B1 Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!! (Andrew Weatherall Prinz Mix)
B2 Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!! (Lulu Rouge feat. Abdullah S Remix)