Loops of your heart´s album “and never ending nights” is now out. get it at kompakt.fm, bleep.com or boomkat.com. Also get pop ambient 2012 which contain loops track “riding the bikes”.
The Field will do a solo ambient show at this years by:larm festival in oslo on the 17th of february.
soon we´ll be coming to america, below are the dates. unfortunately the show with the creators project in NYC the 15th of oct cant happen due to late visas… but the rest of the tour is on!
10-20 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10-21 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
10-22 Toronto, Ontario – Wrong Bar
10-24 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont
10-25 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
10-28 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
10-29 Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall
10-30 Boston, MA – Great Scott
10-31 Los Angelas, CA – Los Globos
11-01 San Francisco, CA -Rickshaw Stop
11-02 Portland, OR – Holocene
11-03 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
11-05 Vancouver, British Columbia – Electric Owl
and by the way. the new album is now out in all formats!
the field´s new album is now out digitally. you can get it here -> bleep
It’s with the arrival of Looping State Of Mind on October 24th (via Kompakt) that you finally realise that, for The Field’s ambient techno explorer Axel Willner, the loop never stops. While fans and critics alike point to 2007’s phenomenal debut From Here We Go Sublime – included in Pitchfork’s Top 100 albums of the 2000s – and 2009’s equally stirring follow up Yesterday & Today as standalone points of the Swede’s music; it becomes clear that they appear as mere snapshots of what, for the producer, is a continual cycle of revolutions. Revelling in the warm recognition of their recurring patterns, imbuing conflicting twin senses of present and nostalgia, familiarity doesn’t breed contempt; for Willner sees each loop as another chance to adjust, to build upon and multiply so that several of even the slightest nuances can combine to form a true aural evolution.
Previous ideas have been expanded upon and, more importantly, new ones added; vocal samples now creep around signature sound washes, whispering on the periphery; greater contrast has been added with acoustic instruments such as double bass and piano recorded amongst the samples – the result of recording of in the fully-equipped Dumbo Studios in Kompakt’s home town of Cologne. Many of the initial sketches, however, still came from Willner himself at his home studio in Berlin, suggesting an embryonic growth to the creation process; “some of the ideas stretching back to the debut are still there,” he says, cementing this idea of furthering the re-visited, “but we’ve just made a real attempt to grow the sound.” The album was mixed by Jörg Burger aka The Modernist.
The Field “Looping State Of Mind” (CD/2LP/DIGITAL) will be released 24 October (25th in North America) via Kompakt.
01 Is This Power
02 It’s Up There
03 Burned Out
04 Arpeggiated Love
05 Looping State Of Mind
06 Then It’s White
07 Sweet Slow Baby
12 Cannes, FR @ Pantiero Festival
18 Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg (Krake Festival)
6 Utrecht, NL @ Ekko Festival
10 Minehead, UK @ ATP – Nightmare Before Christmas
check out magazine.mu for the release of LOYH´s album “and never ending nights”
a field remix of swedish duo masquer is available here -> http://masquer.se/
Loops of your heart´s album is now done. The Field will soon be in the studio to record upcoming album.
The Field is recording new sketches for an album that will be out on Kompakt hopefully in september 2011. Loops of your heart is putting an EP together that will be out soon on Magazine and Black Fog will try to meet in a studio some where to record this spring/summer.
Cologne-based Kompakt is one of the great independent record labels, treasured for its diverse but ever-brilliant mix of ambient, minimal techno, tech-house and more. Tonight we celebrate their more ambient side with a one-off event, as Kompakt co-founders Wolfgang Voigt and Jörg Burger perform a special set produced for this concert alongside live visuals. Plus there’s also an exclusive solo live ambient set from The Field’s Axel Willner, one of the stars of Kompakt’s acclaimed roster.
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