The Field

Review: The Field Sublimates Repetition on Entrancing ‘The Follower’

The Field's muscular micro-loops are meant for small spaces — high-quality headphones, or crowded 250-capacity venues. Last October, the man born Axel Willner practically levitated such an…
Harley Brown / March 31, 2016

Stream the Field’s New Album ‘The Follower’

"The Follower is about old myths, finding utopia and how mankind repeatedly makes the same mistakes over and over," says Axel Willner, a.k.a. the Field, in…
Dan Weiss / March 28, 2016

The Field Shares Lustrous Epic of a New Track, ‘Reflecting Lights’

Axel Willner is a master at subtlety. As the Field, the Berlin-based producer spins electronic odysseys that take as much time as they need and…
Harley Brown / March 25, 2016

Interpol’s ‘Same Town, New Story’ Has a Hyper-Minimal Remix Courtesy of the Field

Interpol's El Pintor track "Same Town, New Story" has been given a remix courtesy of minimalist Swedish producer the Field (née Axel Willner). Released along with signed…
Rachel Brodsky / December 11, 2014

Tim Hecker Remixes the Field’s ‘No. No…’ and It’s Glorious

Two beloved left-field electronic maestros released standout albums last year: Swedish techno-dreamweaver the Field delivered the sublime Cupid's Head, and ambient opus-maker Tim Hecker created…
Chris Martins / March 14, 2014

Dead Heat, Formerly Esperanza, Coax Brooding Haze Out of ‘Bosco’

From Berlin's Life and Death label comes Dead Heat, an Italian trio formerly known as Esperanza. "Bosco," the group's debut single under the new alias,…
Philip Sherburne / February 5, 2014

Stream the Field’s Sublime ‘Cupid’s Head’

We hope that your typical Thursday schedule allows for an uninterrupted hour in the Lay-Z-Boy, because Kompakt has just made the Field's upcoming album, Cupid's…
Philip Sherburne / September 26, 2013

The Field’s New Album ‘Cupid’s Head’ Makes for a Bleak Valentine

The Field will return on September 30 with Cupid's Head, the full-length follow-up to 2011's Looping State of Mind. According to an official announcement, the…
Kyle McGovern / July 31, 2013

Hear At the Drive-In’s ‘One Armed Scissor’ Chopped and Looped by the Field

The men who founded At the Drive-In may not see eye to eye anymore — Omar Rodríguez-López called last year's reunion a nostalgia-driven cash-grab, and…
Chris Martins / April 2, 2013

The Field, ‘Looping State of Mind’ (Kompakt)

Sample-slicing producer Axel Wilner followed up the mini-Moroder intensity of 2007 debut From Here We Go Sublime with 2009's Yesterday & Today, a much-too-considered-for-the-dance-floor sea…
Brandon Soderberg / October 12, 2011

New Albums from Eminem, Green Day, and 8 More

Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / May 19, 2009