Label: Kalligrammofon - Kalligrammofon #5 • Format: CDr EP, Limited Edition, Stereo • Country: Sweden • Genre: Electronic • Style: Disco, Minimal Techno
Axel Willner is a Swedish electronic music producer and DJ from Stockholm and currently based in Berlinbest known for his releases as The Fieldblending micro-samples of pop songs into atmospheric minimal techno. Born in southern Sweden, Willner spent his formative years living in Stockholm and for a brief time Lisbon.
As a teenager he studied at a formal music academy but cited groups like Misfits and Dead Kennedys as inspiration to pick up the guitar and play in punk bands. Willner became enamored with the burgeoning electronic music scene in the mids. Willner began recording music under The Field moniker in  as a platform to combine his early affinity for Metallurgy (Live, Eindhoven) - Various - Rogues Gallery artists like Lionel RichieKate Bushand The Four Tops with a myriad of more recent influences ranging from shoegaze bands like Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine to s ambient electronica such as Seefeel and the projects of Wolfgang Voigt largely the acclaimed albums under Voigt's Gas handle.
The record received near-universal critical acclaim;  according to Metacriticit was the best-reviewed album of the year tied with Untrue by UK dubstep producer Burial.
Later inWillner became the first musician to participate in Kopia / The Field - Sometimes b/w The Fan Sound of Light project curated by the Nordic Light Hotel, using his experience at the Stockholm hotel as basis for his EP of the same name.
Chk Chk Chk. Following the much-praised release were multiple festival appearances and a stateside tour with The Juan Maclean and a remix EP with interpretations from Gold PandaWallsand Rainbow Arabia. Following the release of Yesterday and TodayWillner relocated from Stockholm to Germany  and went on to produce remixes for artists such as MaseratiBear in HeavenErrorsand Harmonia specifically a track from their Tracks and Traces collaboration with Brian Eno.
The album expanded on the organic instrumentation of Yesterday and Today in its use of piano, Kopia / The Field - Sometimes b/w The Fanbass guitar, acoustic drums, steel drums, and vibraphone among others while focusing on themes of memory and repetition. The album was a markedly darker turn in his discography and was also his first release that was solely his work since his debut.
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