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Old 03-01-2008, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Field released an album last year called From Here We Go Sublime. It was quite the darling among internet music critics. I listened to it a few times myself, and couldn't find anything particularly great about it. I found it a pretty nondescript record, really. What did others think? And what do people think generally of The Field's work?
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Never heard of it! So it's not really worth checking out?
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Never heard of it! So it's not really worth checking out?
Well, enough people seemed to think it was a Godsend. So it's probably worth checking out at least and hearing once. I mean, it's not crap. It's a decent sort of record. I just don't, with my level of knowledge, understand why it's any better than anything else of the same sort.
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I cant decide if it's annoying or brilliant. I will come back later with a more detailed analysis. I cannot see many on here getting into them though. Maybe Cardboard?
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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anything else of the same sort.
Like what?

I loved it, but then I was a pretty big fan of his previous EPs before From Here... was released. I also love Gas, Ulrich Schnauss, and that style of ambient music, so that + Techno is pretty much heaven for me.

It was a tad overrated by critics, but then sites like Pitchfork don't really cover EDM all that well, so when they find a better than average record they always hype the **** out of it.
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Thats what he was saying. He admits his knowlege of the genre is limited. Same as I. What I heard was hypnotic, however after 20 minutes I had had enough!
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Wow.... From Here We Go Sublime is really really great. Especially after hearing a bunch of this annoying "mickey-mouse voice" techno that my friend listens to. God I hate that shit
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I loved it, but then I was a pretty big fan of his previous EPs before From Here... was released. I also love Gas, Ulrich Schnauss, and that style of ambient music, so that + Techno is pretty much heaven for me.
I love Schnauss too. Have you heard Stafraenn Hakon's album Gummi. Excellent stuff and similar to Schnauss.
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Schnauss is way better than The Field. I still don't understand why FHWGS was so acclaimed and nobody has been able to explain it.
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Schnauss is way better than The Field. I still don't understand why FHWGS was so acclaimed and nobody has been able to explain it.
The Field mixes easily accessibly Kompakt-style Techno with not-quite-Trance-y ambient music, and given the way dance music has made a bit of a comeback in indie circles, it isn't really surprising that The Field would get so much love. Besides, Schnauss is pretty critically acclaimed himself.

I heard Stafraenn Hakon's album a while back, but I guess I didn't think that much of it because I never really listened to him again.

EDIT: Also I should point out that Trance has been making a comeback in general recently. All this "rave revival" stuff recalling the early 90s Franfkurt scene and labels like Kompakt, Dial, etc. jumping on the Neo-Trance bandwagon it also kind of explains why The Field, Gui Boratto, etc. got really popular recently.
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