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The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big…
Stereogum | December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

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The Field – “Who Goes There”

The Swedish producer Axel Willner, who records as the Field, has long specialized in a particularly blissed-out, patient form of minimal techno. He agonizes over…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2018 - 10:20 am

The Field – “Staircase”

This morning, just as his fellow minimal techno innovator and Kompakt Records veteran DJ Koze announced a new album, Axel Willner, the Swedish producer better…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2018 - 9:44 am

Stream The Field The Follower

Axel Willner, the Swedish producer who records as the Field, is a master of sparse, architectural minimal techno. His tracks build slowly, a piece at…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2016 - 9:10 am

The Field – “Reflecting Lights”

Swedish electronic experimenter and world builder the Field will release his new album, The Follower, next week. Up until today, we hadn't heard any studio…
James Rettig | March 25, 2016 - 9:23 am

The Field – “Pink Sun” & “The Follower” (Live Versions)

Axel Willner -- bka the Field -- will release the follow-up to 2013's Cupid's Head this spring. The Follower was announced earlier this month, but…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 24, 2016 - 11:30 am

The Field The Follower Details

Good news for people who like twinkly, thumping prettiness! Axel Willner, the Swedish minimal techno master who records as the Field, released Cupid's Head, his…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2016 - 10:01 am

Inventions – “Peregrine (The Field Remix)”

Inventions are the duo of Matthew T. Cooper, who makes glassy organic ambient music as Eluvium, and Mark T. Smith, who makes triumphant instrumental post-rock…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Interpol – “Same Town, New Story (The Field Remix)”

Back in September, Interpol released their first album in four years, El Pintor, an album that was good if somewhat predictable. Swedish producer Axel Willner,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 11, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Stream Hundred Waters Down From The Rafters Remix EP

Hundred Waters are preparing to release their Down From The Rafters Remix EP, and the full thing hit the internet today. The timing is convenient:…
Chris DeVille | November 4, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Hundred Waters – “Down From The Rafters (The Field Remix)”

Earlier this year, the Floridian indie-pop impressionists Hundred Waters made a big leap with their gorgeous new album The Moon Rang Like A Bell. On…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Essáy – “Ocarina (The Field Remix)”

The up-and-coming German producer Essáy puts his tracks on Soundcloud with surreal but descriptive genre tags. It pokes a little fun at our need to…
Miles Bowe | June 19, 2014 - 1:19 pm

I Break Horses – “Faith (The Field Remix)”

Last month I Break Horses released a video for a new track called "Faith." Now we've got a new remix of that song, done by…
Sam Behrens | March 28, 2014 - 3:44 pm

The Field – “No. No… (Tim Hecker Mix)”

While talking about the creation of Cupid's Head, his most recent album as the Field, techno producer Axel Willner often said the centerpiece "No. No…"
Miles Bowe | March 11, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Wild Beasts – “Wanderlust (The Field Remix)”

The just-released fourth album by Wild Beasts, Present Tense, begins with the pummeling synth-war of "Wanderlust," and the furious sentiment, "Don't confuse me with someone…
Miles Bowe | February 28, 2014 - 7:03 am