In anticipation of of his brand new album Cupid’s Head, due out on Kompakt next month, Axel Willner aka The Field brings his looping state of mind to Berlin’s Gretchen Club for a special live show.
The lineup also includes a miriad of local talent including Thomas Fehlmann, Chica Paula, Tikiman and Deadbeat. Making this one solid programme indeed.
Stockholm-born, Berlin-based, The Field a.k.a. Axel Willner sprung into existence in 2003 when Axel took to Buzz – a software program he still uses to make music today – to construct his ambient techno based on a stoic motorik and a perpetually rotating hook. He was picked up by Kompakt just a year later. His track ‘Love vs. Distance’ provided an early demonstration of how the Swede could take just four bars of sound and deftly deconstruct, alter and rebuild them to create a constantly changing canvas. His follow-up 2006 EP ‘Sun & Ice,’ imbued a sense of wandering expanse with tracks like ‘Over The Ice’ skipping along like skimmed stones over water.
The Field | Over The Ice (Live at Pitchfork Festival 2012)
So to 2011 and the release of third album Looping State Of Mind, a release that comes across as Axel’s most accomplished to date. “All the old influences are still there,” he admits, “but we’ve made a real attempt to grow the sound.”
The Field LIVE, Thomas Fehlman, Chica Paula, Tikiman, Deadbeat & many more
Saturday, 17 August 2013 | 23:30 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin/Kreuzberg
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