“I never sleep, ‘cause sleep is the cousin of death.” We all know who said that famous quote. It was Axel Willner, when asked by a flight attendant if he would like a pillow. You might argue that his response was overly intense, that a simple “no” would have sufficed, but think of it this way: am I writing a story about your new record Looping State of Mind? I am not. That said, if you are putting out a different record called Looping State of Mind and you would like Tiny Mix Tapes to write about it, send us your press release!
As for Looping State of Mind (The Field record, not your jazz/ska/nü-metal opus), the record will be out October 25 through Kompakt. Like previous record Yesterday & Today, the album will be more of a group effort than The Field’s earlier recordings, with percussionist Dan Enqvist and newly-recruited drummer Jesper Skarin rounding out the group with Willner. Much of the album was developed in Willner’s home studio in Berlin, though the final recordings took place in Kompakt’s Cologne-based Dumbo Studios. By recording at Dumbo, the trio had access to instruments like double bass, piano, and the flow of horrorcore rapper Gangsta Fang. Unfortunately, somebody spilled Diet Dr. Pepper on the tapes containing Fang’s verses, but the recordings of the double bass and piano survived and were integrated into the album’s sample-based texture.
The Field plan on doing a US tour in October, along with touring Europe throughout the rest of 2011. Those dates will be followed by a world tour in 2012. But those shows have not been officially announced yet! They exist only in the fog of an uncertain future! For now, you’ll have to settle with the handful of currently announced Field dates. Expect looping.
The Field dates:
08.12.11 - Cannes, France - Pantiero Festival
08.18.11 - Berlin, Germany - Festaal Kreuzberg
09.03.11 - Pescara, Italy - Nextech Festival
10.06.11 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Ekko Festival
12.10.11 - Minehead UK - ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas