Looping State of Mind

The Field - Looping State of Mind
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2011 Ratings: #108 / 997
User Score
Based on 111 ratings
2011 Ratings: #51
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

This is Willner’s finest record yet, a composition of effortlessly gorgeous, technically fantastic, genuinely awe-inspiring music.

85
Pitchfork

He's brought all his skill to bear on Looping, as composer and arranger and texturologist, in order to build something this simultaneously sweeping and subtle, deep and immediate.

80
No Ripcord

This is perhaps his strongest record yet.

Houdanny
78

I absolutely adore the production that Axel Willner puts forward on his “The Field” project. The looped samples and minimalist nature combined with the luscious layering and accentuated pulses that throb throughout his albums is just sublime to me. It’s what I imagine clubs sound like in heaven.

Standout: It’s up there
Favs: Looping state of mind, Is this power, Burned out, Sweet slow baby
Least fav: Then it’s White

NR

Absolutely stunning record in almost every sense of the word.
Whilst I do love some ambient records/artists (Boards of Canada, Tim Hecker, etc), sometimes I find it hard to return to the record if i'm not in the right state of mind as sometimes they will do nothing for me. However this record never ceases to impress me and can always make me so relaxed and just in a good state of mind.
The soundscapes create by The Field are almost unmatched and can almost put me in a trance, but the songs ... read more

iancm1996vb
93

I believe this is The Field's most emotional album. It incorporates real drums, although a little bit processed, giving a new perspective. Also, it transmite a lot of hope.

Favorite tracks:

It's Up There
Arpeggiated Love
Sweet Slow Baby

Houdanny
78

I absolutely adore the production that Axel Willner puts forward on his “The Field” project. The looped samples and minimalist nature combined with the luscious layering and accentuated pulses that throb throughout his albums is just sublime to me. It’s what I imagine clubs sound like in heaven.

Standout: It’s up there
Favs: Looping state of mind, Is this power, Burned out, Sweet slow baby
Least fav: Then it’s White

iancm1996vb
93

I believe this is The Field's most emotional album. It incorporates real drums, although a little bit processed, giving a new perspective. Also, it transmite a lot of hope.

Favorite tracks:

It's Up There
Arpeggiated Love
Sweet Slow Baby

NR

Absolutely stunning record in almost every sense of the word.
Whilst I do love some ambient records/artists (Boards of Canada, Tim Hecker, etc), sometimes I find it hard to return to the record if i'm not in the right state of mind as sometimes they will do nothing for me. However this record never ceases to impress me and can always make me so relaxed and just in a good state of mind.
The soundscapes create by The Field are almost unmatched and can almost put me in a trance, but the songs ... read more

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Track List

  1. Is This Power 
  2. It’s Up There 
  3. Burned Out 
  4. Arpeggiated Love 
  5. Looping State of Mind 
  6. Then It’s White 
  7. Sweet Slow Baby
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Added on: August 9, 2011