Various ‎– Field 08

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Field Records (3) ‎– Field 08
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition, White Label
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Limited to 200 copies

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avni.leka

avni.leka

July 17, 2018

Review originally appearing on Resident Advisor, all rights reserved :P
Like its predecessors, the eighth installment in the Delsin-distributed Field series shuttles between grey-scale techno and shimmering electronica—sometimes in the space of a single track. Artefakt's "Mirror Society" spends its first five minutes bleeping and growling in classic Sähkö/Sleeparchive mode; then, halfway through, an unexpected synthesizer melody flips its energy, like a tightly-wound coil going slack. Field 06 alumnus Mark du Mosch ratchets up the tension again with "Dwelling," outfitting watery midrange melodies with jittery, triple-time hi-hats reminiscent of T++ or Shed. Despite the force of its kick drum, it's an unusually quiet track, with remarkable dynamic range—soft but stern.

Steffi, making her first appearance on Field, burrows into the kind of linear groove she explored on her Midnight Magic remix, but "Full Glory" is even more restrained, with muted synth pads slowly blossoming from a rhythm of intricate hi-hats and stuttering breath. Finally, Ann Amiee's Area Forty_One delivers the EP's most expressive cut, a 118 BPM fusion of plangent synth leads and breakbeat-inspired drum patterns that suggest what Boards of Canada might sound liike if they spent more time listening to Bunker and Crème Organization records.
Widge

Widge

February 8, 2017
This is now available digitally - along with the rest of the of the back catalogue - over at Bandcamp. There was a single 12" of this left, a testpressing. But I got that. Ha.
Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

December 20, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

Track A1 by Artefakt - "Mirror Society" is certainly in my personal top 5 singles released in 2012. Same legitness as the Voices From The Lake album. The deep darkness. The subtle introduction of each element into the mix. The techy percussion. The melodic breakdown, and then relapse into the depths. That bassline when it first gets introduced makes my feet levitate about an inch off the floor and when I start dancing to it just comes to me with no thought, its completely instinctive and effortless like pure dancefloor energy converted into a ritualistic dance that absolutely personifies and realizes everything that the spirit of techno can be.