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  • Summary: The follow-up to Axel Willner's 2007 album, "From Here We Go Sublime" features Battles drummer John Stanier.
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  1. Though it’s on par with its predecessor in terms of repetition, Yesterday And Today is also on that level in terms of quality--which should mean no disappointments.
  2. Nothing much changes from here on out, but it’s this form, absorbance and consistency that always prevails in Willner’s music.
  3. Yesterday and Today, the sophomore effort from The Field (nee Axel Willner), can be easily understood as part of the tradition of moody follow-ups a la In Utero: a pairing of a signature sound with willful experimentalism.
  4. Yesterday and Today is a brilliant sequel, one that retains the strongest elements of its predecessor whilst bravely pushing forward into new territory.
  5. Like an electronic Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, Axel Willner’s music as the Field uses rhythm, repetition and unexpected melodies to make a captivating sound that can be too much for some listeners. But to fans of top-flight techno craftsmanship, it’s nothing less than spellbinding.
  6. After a few listens, the charm of many of Willner's soundscapes fades: They provide a certain Vicodin-buzz pleasure--and then they don't.

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  1. pulsarbeats
    May 25, 2009
    10
    The sophomore album for electronic artists, especially experimental electronic artists, has been a waterloo. the field comes back stronger, with no sell out, faithful to his "roots" and goes a step further musically. simply put, better than the first album. if you like electronic tracks more than 10 min long - please step in - you will feel right at home. Collapse