The Field Returns October 24th With "Looping State Of Mind"
THE FIELD RETURN WITH "LOOPING STATE OF MIND" 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. Tracklisting: 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 Forthcoming Shows: August 12 Cannes, FR @ Pantiero Festival 18 Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg September 3 Pescara, IT @ Nextech Festival October 6 Utrecht, NL @ Ekko Festival December 10 Minehead, UK @ ATP - Nightmare Before Christmas

THE FIELD RETURN WITH "LOOPING STATE OF MIND"

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.

Tracklisting:

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

Forthcoming Shows:

August

12 Cannes, FR @ Pantiero Festival

18 Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg (Krake Festival)

September

3 Pescara, IT @ Nextech Festival

October

6 Utrecht, NL @ Ekko Festival

December

10 Minehead, UK @ ATP - Nightmare Before Christmas

Posted on August 9th 2011