Published Feb 03, 2016The Field delivered his last LP in 2013 with Cupid's Head, then followed it up with a pair of remix records. Now, the Swedish producer (born Axel Willner) is set to reveal a brand new full-length this spring.
The Follower is set to arrive on April 1 via Kompakt, as a double LP including a digital download, as well as in CD and digital formats. The accompanying album artwork is pictured above.
The new record marks the Field's fifth studio album, and a press release notes that it picks up where Cupid's Head left off, going "even further in blurring the lines between concrete experimentation, body music and precisely laid- out arrangement."
The forthcoming title track hears Willner experimenting with new and different equipment, readying what may his most dancefloor-friendly work to date. "The Follower" exploits his affinity for "entwined drones and mutating loops," while incorporating a "sturdy bassline and guitar-like screeches."
Elsewhere on the album, listeners can expect "perpetually rotating hooks" on "Pink Sun," glitchy yet tuneful vocal samples on "Monte Veritá," thoughtful introspection on "Soft Streams," and minimalist storytelling through "earthy" beats on "Raise the Dead," before ending off on the slow-building refinement of closing track "Reflecting Lights."
He has yet to unveil an actual sonic sampling of the new material, but it sounds like there's much to look forward to. For now, check out the tracklisting for The Follower below.
1. The Follower
2. Pink Sun
3. Monte Veritá
4. Soft Streams
5. Raise The Dead
6. Reflecting Lights