Talkhouse Weekend Playlist: Float Away with The Field

The Swedish producer compiles some of his favorite ambient tracks.

Today, September 21, The Field (aka Axel Willner) releases his sixth studio album, Infinite Moment, via Kompakt. To kick off the release, we invited Axel to create a Talkhouse weekend playlist with some of his favorites. Check out the new album, and stream Axel’s playlist below.
-Keenan Kush, Talkhouse Operations Manager

The music I chose for this playlist is what I would call: “Music to pass out to.” There might be some snakes under the grass though!

Ashra — “Sunrain”
A classic Ashra track from Manuel Göttsching’s first album under the name Ashra.

Seefeel — “Spangle”
A masterpiece by Seefeel, which has had an influence in the way I approach making music.

Susumu Yokota — “Kodomotachi”
One of the classic ambient tracks from Susumu Yokota’s beautiful album Sakura; unfortunately he is no longer amongst us, but this timepiece will forever be.

Isan — “Remegio”
This great track might give you some Poltergeist dreams when passing out, be careful!

Polmo Polpo — “Requiem For A Fox”
Starting off a bit gritty, but then track turns into something really soothing but still venomous.

Gas — “Königsforst 5”
Wolfgang Voigt has always been one of my big inspirations in music when operating as Gas. When he decided to release more music in the recent years I couldn’t be more excited. This is one of Wolfgang’s best tracks under the Gas moniker.

Tim Hecker — “I’m Transmitting Tonight”
Tim Hecker’s Radio Amor is a very important album to me, the carefully crafted ambiance and his approach to making music really strikes me every time.

Skee Mask — “Vli”
Skee Mask is one of the artists I’ve been following closely for the past couple of years. This is a fantastic ambient track from the great Compro album that has been released this year.

Stars of the Lid — “Requiem for Dying Mothers Pt. 2”
Not much to say about this one, just listen! This is one of my favorite tracks!

Stuart Dempster — “Morning Light”
Stuart Dempster and friends playing trombone in a cistern is one of the most beautiful and soothing things I like to listen to.