TOUR NEWS: The Field Announces 2015 Australian Tour

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Axel Willner aka The Field is heading our way for a run of shows this October courtesy of Mistletone. One of our favourite electronic artists who has released a run of superb albums (Cupid’s HeadLooping State of Mind, From Here We Go Sublime and Yesterday And Today), EPs and remixes all with his signature mix of drone and hypnotic loops. Melancholic euphoria!

THE FIELD TOUR DATES:

  • SYDNEY: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 @ Goodgod w/- Barker (Ostgut Ton / Leisure System – Berlin) + Noise In My Head (DJ sets). Early bird tickets on sale now from Moshtix. Presented by 2ser.
  • MELBOURNE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 @ Melbourne Festival Hub, doors open 11pm. Tickets + more information here.
  • PERTH: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 @ Jimmy’s Den w/- Barker (Ostgut Ton / Leisure System – Berlin) (DJ set) + Basic Mind. Co-presented by Camp Doogs. Tickets on sale now from Ticketbooth.

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Favourite Electronic Albums of 2013

DS 2013 elect favesIncreasingly electronic music is reasserting itself as a viable album length genre. Sure it still thrives on the single and the remix but more and more there are albums, primarily from the UK scene, that manage to straddle the headphone and dancefloor worlds or in some cases they work most effectively as immersive home listening experiences. Here are the albums that we found ourselves returning to most often in 2013.

Special mention to Burial’s Rival Trader EP which dropped late in the year and on first listens it sounds excellent. I decided to keep this list focused on albums but Rival Trader is no doubt one of the finest releases of the year and a great way to round out 2013.

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1. The Haxan Cloak – Extinction

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2. DJ Koze – Amygdala

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3.  Zomby – With Love

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4. Forest Swords – Engravings

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5. Fat Freddy’s Drop – Blackbird

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6. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle – Perils From The Sea

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7. Depeche Mode – Delta Machine

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8. Special Request – Soul Music

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9. Machinedrum – Vapor City

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10. Atoms For Peace – Amok

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11. Disclosure – Settle

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12. Darkside – Psychic

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13. The Field – Cupid’s Head

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14. Holden – The Inheritors

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15. Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind

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16. Jon Hopkins – Immunity

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17. Tim Hecker – Virgins

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18. Daniel Avery – Drone Logic

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19. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

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20. Logos – Cold Mission

NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up…

Another day, another festival line-up announced. This time it is the turn of the Meredith Music Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a pretty tasty lineup of bands including DS faves Girls, The Fall, The Field, Dirty Three and Pantha Du Prince…

The festival takes place between the 10th and 12th of December at The Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre is situated on the edge of a farm, about 90 kms due West of Melbourne, halfway between Geelong and Ballarat, 12 kms from the nearest town (Meredith).

Dirty Three

Washed Out

Little Red

Girls

Neil Finn

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Custard

The Fall

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Reverend Horton Heat

Pantha Du Prince

C.W. Stoneking

El Guincho

The Heatwave

DJ Harvey & DJ Garth

Sally Seltmann

The Dead Salesmen (duo)

Those Darlins

The Field

Broadcast

Jeff The Brotherhood

Hoss

Rat Vs Possum

Cloud Control

Combo La Revelacion

City Of Ballarat Brass Band

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MP3: THE FIELD – The More That I Do

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2007’s From Here We Go To Sublime was a landmark album for The Field. Last year Axel Willner followed it up with the Sound Of Light EP and now in 2009 we have Yesterday And Today which is due for release on May 19 (Kompakt).

The first track to see the light of today is ‘The More That I Do’ with its signature sound, all warm and dfuzzy to wrap yourself up in for the southern hemisphere winter.

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