Mistletone presents transcendent Swedish electronic artist The Field, returning to Sydney to play an all-hardware, solo live set at Goodgod, with special guests Barker (Ostgut / Leisure System - Berlin) and local dance luminaries Noise In My Head playing DJ sets.
The sublime, minimal soundscapes of Stockholm-born, Berlin-based Axel Willner-aka The Field-have been wowing listeners ever since 2007, when the release of his debut album From Here We Go Sublime saw him hailed as a new prophet in the techno scene. A dreamy blend of beats, atmospheric electronic and snatches of 60s pop, Willner melds his complex layering of sound to blissful perfection. Known for his playful, pop-inflected tunes, The Field's solo show is a journey through the raw electronic side of his sound, encompassing work from From Here We Go Sublime and latest Cupid's Head, performed live on the original hardware.
Whether soaring in euphoria or throbbing with dense driving beats, the polished mastery of this singular talent is indisputable. Main support Barker might not be world-renowned, but his influence runs deep through the veins of Europe's electronic music community. Barker started out promoting his own events under the name "Instrumentality", an event that encouraged improvisation, collaboration, and electronic experiments every week for four years. During this time he built up a sizeable collection of analogue hardware that became the backbone for his work as Voltek. He's probably best known as half of the Barker & Baumecker duo, and as the driving force behind the Leisure System residency at Berlin's most influential club, Berghain.