Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Field

Add Date: May 19

Artist: The Field

Album: Yesterday and Today

Label: Kompakt/Anti-

Genre: Electronica, ambient

Comments: From the onesheet: "The Field is Axel Willner, and his last album, From Here We Go Sublime, was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2007, receiving a 9.0 on Pitchfork and universal praise. It was a soundtrack to the spit-shined airport of your dreams--faceless, futuristic, and fuzzy. You could dance to it, sleep to it, or daydream to it: it's a versatile little album... On the new album, Willner expands his palette, continuing the oblique sampling of From Here We Go Sublime while building up the rhythmic architecture; on the title track, Willner collaborates for the first time with Battles drummer John Stanier..."

This is wonderful and truly beautiful ambient electronic music from Willner, who's also a highly sought-after remixer, but it's also definitely a commitment from a radio standpoint. (The tracks range from 7 to 16 minutes in length.) Carve out some extra time to spin "Everybody's Got to Learn," "I Have the Moon, You Have the Internet" or the aforementioned title track, and you won't be disappointed.

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