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The Field is Sweden's Axel Willner and From Here We Go Sublime is his best work to date. FHWGS is his first full album release as The Field and what an introduction it is.
FHWGS has a style and sound all it's own. The Field is signed to Kompakt Record which is predominantly a Techno label. Calling FHWGS a techno album would be misleading but not completely untrue. Through most of the tracks there is the soft constant bass kick that you would expect from techno but what he does on top of it is what makes him and this album unique. I'd describe this album as minimalist chill out techno. Each track evolves over considerable running times, building and expanding on basic motifs and ethereal riffs. I wouldn't call this an inaccessable album because it's beauty is apparent from the start of the first track. It's different but instantly engaging . Some of the tracks reminded me somewhat of Star Guitar by Chemical Brothers which is about the closest analogy I can think of, with it's pulsing beat and paced progression. If you liked Star Guitar I think FHWGS will appeal to you. Although there are only 10 tracks, the running time of the album is about 65 minutes and not a minute seems wasted.
This ablum is consistantly interesting and leaves you wondering eagerly what the next track will be like. FHWGS isn't a well known album but it's topped some of the 2007 best album lists and always placed well. This critical recognition is well deserved and Sublime it is.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Over The Ice
2 Paw In My Face
3 Good Things End
4 Little Heart Beats So Fast
8 Sun & Ice
10 From Here We Go Sublime