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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut for Stockholm, Sweden trance producer Axel Willner.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  1. This is one of those rare albums that makes you wonder how you ever got by without it.
  2. From Here We Go Sublime may not be an evolution for Willner, but it’s a singular distillation of his talents into one album. Mixing gauzy shoegaze, slippery ambient loops, and two-cheeks-on-the-floor bass drum bounce, the Field offers an idyllic work of startling novelty, and perhaps ‘techno’’s most widely appreciable offering in years.
  3. From Here We Go Sublime is fantastic all around, and it’s all the more effective for its restraint.
  4. If you like minimal electronic music at all, you must seek it out.
  5. It may sound simple but it's devastatingly effective.
  6. Uncut
    80
    Mesmerising stuff. [Jun 2007, p.99]
  7. Track for track, From Here We Go Sublime is mired in some of the simplest beats in modern electronic music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 255
  1. RobM
    Apr 19, 2007
    10
    Absolutely incredible. Axel's influences are wide ranging. Despite the face that many of the tracks have essentially the same structure, Absolutely incredible. Axel's influences are wide ranging. Despite the face that many of the tracks have essentially the same structure, it ticks all my boxes! Expand
  2. SadaF.
    Dec 30, 2007
    10
    I can't stop listening to this. It's emotional, nostalgic, blissful, uplifting, melancholic all at once - like a freshed-up, I can't stop listening to this. It's emotional, nostalgic, blissful, uplifting, melancholic all at once - like a freshed-up, simplified trance music for those of us who'd given up on that cliche-ridden genre. I love the way it shifts from one phrase to another. So simple, yet so brilliant. This isn't an album for the 'Ministry of Sound' generation though. It's an acquired taste and a most rewarding one at that. Expand
  3. TrevorW
    Aug 4, 2008
    10
    It's the perfect mix of heavy bass-lines and short melodic synthesizer phrases. The ambiance each track gives off is slightly different, It's the perfect mix of heavy bass-lines and short melodic synthesizer phrases. The ambiance each track gives off is slightly different, yet the whole album keeps you in the same mood or trance if you prefer. I eagerly await their second album. Expand
  4. GilesB
    May 18, 2007
    8
    This is an extreamly accomplished bit of work. Unlike a lot of dance music, its neither tacky or overly aggresive. The album also seems to be This is an extreamly accomplished bit of work. Unlike a lot of dance music, its neither tacky or overly aggresive. The album also seems to be respectful of new york, chicago and detroit - garage, house and techno music of the 1980's. Excellent stuff. Expand
  5. sargonzo
    Jun 28, 2007
    5
    Incredibly overrated
  6. StephenU
    Jul 25, 2007
    3
    Swayed by fawning critics, I decided to plunk down some cash on this album and was underwhelmed, but then I thought that it must be a grower Swayed by fawning critics, I decided to plunk down some cash on this album and was underwhelmed, but then I thought that it must be a grower and that repeated listens would reveal layers that I had missed the first three or four times, or that I would become aware of the majesty of its understated, minimalist structures. About eight listens in......nothing. I've either got a tin ear or this is overhyped mediocrity. It can't be the latter as the music press is immune to such, yes? Expand
  7. EvanM
    Apr 15, 2007
    0
    Repetitive. Minimal predictable beats that go exactly where you think theyre going.

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