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.