The Field: The Follower (Kompakt) Review | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

The Field

The Follower

Kompakt

Apr 05, 2016 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share


Axel Willner's fifth full-length recording as The Field follows a similar blueprint to 2013's excellent Cupid's Head. The Swedish techno luminary's trademarked looping rhythms and exquisite technical execution are a constant presence, yet The Follower feels more progressive and experimental than anything that's gone before it.

Willner, of course, is never one to stand still. His pulsing tendencies still illuminate much of the record, but cuts such as "Pink Sun" and "Soft Streams" are underscored with an appreciation for fresh sonic palettes. Collectively, these songs gravitate towards a natural state of peace with warm, blossoming synth lines.

It's not an entirely transcendental affair. The title track opens on a muscle-flexing groove and gnarly machinations, while "Monte Verita" is an expansive, radiant charge of expertly sculpted electronica. Pieced together with those more serene moments and you've got a record that lilts and tilts with immaculate attention to detail. (www.garmonbozia.se)

Author rating: 7.5/10

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