Stockholm-born, Berlin-based, The Field a.k.a. Axel Willner sprung into existence in 2003 when Axel took to Buzz – a software program he still uses to make music today – to construct his ambient techno based on a stoic motorik and a perpetually rotating hook. He was picked up by Kompakt just a year later. His track ‘Love vs. Distance’ provided an early demonstration of how the Swede could take just four bars of sound and deftly deconstruct, alter and rebuild them to create a constantly changing canvas. His follow-up 2006 EP ‘Sun & Ice,’ imbued a sense of wandering expanse with tracks like ‘Over The Ice’ skipping along like skimmed stones over water.
It all came together in 2007 on the phenomenal success of debut LP From Here We Go Sublime, receiving a 9.0 and a place inside the Top 200 records of the decade by Pitchfork, as well as accolades from NME and the BBC. 2013 seen the release on Cupid’s Head, hailed by Resident Advisor as “one of Willner’s most affirming and beatific creations to date”. April 8th 2016 marks the arrival of The Follower, once again on Kompakt.