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Approved: The Field

By | Published on Thursday 26 September 2013

The Field

Axel Willner’s third album as The Field, ‘Looping State Of Mind’, released by Kompakt in 2011, demonstrated wonderfully what can be done with the most minimal of tools. As the album title suggests, it featured a series of tracks which leant heavily on revolving loops, each taking you on a different journey, from the rich swell of the album’s title track to the maudlin ‘Then It’s White’.

Next week, new album ‘Cupid’s Head’ is released, again via Kompakt, which sees Willner delve again into this vast world defined by the limitations placed on the project. And it’s those limitations which account for the two year gap between albums, according to the producer.

“When I started to work on ‘Cupid’s Head’, it was quite awkward”, he said. “I felt that I had nothing to put into a new album and I’m not the type to sit down and force something out in the studio. But then, after a few modest attempts, I got a first loop together and running”.

That initial loop developed into two tracks on the album, ‘No. No…’ and the title track, which Willner says “sets a mood for the entire album”. So, if you want to know what the mood on the new album is like before it comes out, look no further than this stream of the title track, ‘Cupid’s Head’: