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  • Summary: Stockholm-based Alex Willner continues his ambient techno style on his third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 25, 2011
    91
    The Field knows how to tease until it's practically torturous, while somehow never qualifying for off-putting tags like "difficult" or "experimental."
  2. Oct 7, 2011
    90
    This is Willner's finest record yet, a composition of effortlessly gorgeous, technically fantastic, genuinely awe-inspiring music.
  3. Oct 5, 2011
    85
    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.
  4. Oct 5, 2011
    80
    Fast forward to 2011, and third album Looping State Of Mind is a markedly more complex development of his sound.
  5. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    Looping State of Mind is a bold attempt at fusing The Field's emotive tendencies with something more aggressive, and for the most part, Willner strikes the perfect balance.
  6. Nov 15, 2011
    70
    The inanely literalistic Looping State of Mind magnifies that trend [toward expansionism], offering seven mutations of his trademark sound, in a newly expansive array of tempos. [#82, p. 55]
  7. Oct 27, 2011
    60
    If you can't tell by the horribly obvious title, Looping State of Mind is designed as a return to The Field's roots--and in many ways, that shift is enough to make it a step up from Willner's last effort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 11, 2011
    10
    It has the sound you'd expect from The Field, only fuller. It's a deeper, more sensational electronic universe that I can't help but be drifted away to, even more so than the other two albums. It definitely won't leave you with a feeling of disappointment if you enjoyed the past two albums. I'd definitely say it's the best of the three. Listen to it! Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2011
    10
    Addictive, mesmerising bliss. As good as his first and better than the second. The layers on the title track are pure euphoria. I can get lost in this for hours. Expand
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    10
    You can always count on The Field to make a great album. But this even surpasses their previous albums. They have matured and the album appears more confident and assured. Track Arpeggiated Love is a masterpiece. In my Top 5 so far for 2011. Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2011
    9
    A strangely addictive album. Unforgivably repeatitive at times, I suppose the title says it all. But an album that must be heard to be appreciate. The opening song starts and you wonder when the change will kick in but you end up so immersed in the bouncing sound you don't realise the song has finished! One of my favourite albums of 2011. Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2011
    8
    Didn't know what to expect as I listened to it as a new release on Spotify. Never heard the earlier albums. Love it. So many levels. Waves of sound layered on hypnotic beats. What a foot-tapper. Expand

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