Field Music - Field Music (Measure)

Field Music (Measure)

Field Music

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Double Album 20 tracks £8.00 Out of stock.
CD Double Album 20 tracks £7.99
Download Album (aac) 20 tracks £5.00
Download Album (mp3) 20 tracks £5.00
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Field Music - Field Music (Measure)

Double vinyl comes with CD version

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Following a self-imposed three year hiatus Sunderland's Field Music are set to return with a new 20 track album of artful English pop, to be released by Memphis Industries on 15th February 2010. Powered, as ever, by brothers and co-front men Peter and David Brewis, Field Music's line up now includes Kev Dosdale (guitar and keys) and Ian Black (bass).

The new album (self titled but identified as “Field Music (Measure)” to distinguish it from their debut album) is a gloriously rich LP that entwines the brother's renewed love of the rock music cannon with a rediscovery of some of pop's overlooked adventurers. If you listen closely, you might hear echos of and allusions to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Bela Bartok, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Miles Davis, The Beatles, Bowie, Richard Thompson, PJ Harvey, Crazy Horse, Erik Satie, Kate Bush, Talk Talk, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, The Blue Nile, Pierre Schaeffer, Roxy Music, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Todd Rundgren and Discipline-era King Crimson.

Unlike previous Field Music albums, characterised by their precision and conceptual and sonic coherence, this new record makes no attempt to present itself as a unified whole. Themes disappear and reappear. Some songs flow together, others intrude on each other. There are contradictions and ripostes. There appears to be a great deal of defiance and a fair amount of resignation.

Can it make sense? Does it matter if there is no sense? What strands can possibly hold together the dissonant funk of 'Let's Write A Book' (a call to arms for the perpetually apologetic), the mutated blues of 'Each Time Is A New Time' (a riposte to misplaced faith in repetition), the chopping and splashing pop driven through 'Them That Do Nothing' (perhaps about a valiant willingness to make mistakes), the multilayered riffery of 'The Rest Is Noise' or the epic found-sound song cycle that starts with 'See You Later'?

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Double Album (MI0149LP)
  1. Field Music - In The Mirror
  2. Field Music - Them That Do Nothing
  3. Field Music - Each Time is a New Time
  4. Field Music - Measure
  5. Field Music - Effortlessly
  6. Field Music - Clear Water
  7. Field Music - Lights Up
  8. Field Music - All You'd Ever Need to Say
  9. Field Music - Let's Write a Book
  10. Field Music - You and I
  11. Field Music - The Rest is Noise
  12. Field Music - Curves of the Needle
  13. Field Music - Choosing Numbers
  14. Field Music - The Wheels are in Place
  15. Field Music - First Come the Wish
  16. Field Music - Precious Plans
  17. Field Music - See You Later
  18. Field Music - Something Familiar
  19. Field Music - Share the Words
  20. Field Music - It's About Time
CD Double Album (MI0149CD)
  1. Field Music - In The Mirror
  2. Field Music - Them That Do Nothing
  3. Field Music - Each Time is a New Time
  4. Field Music - Measure
  5. Field Music - Effortlessly
  6. Field Music - Clear Water
  7. Field Music - Lights Up
  8. Field Music - All You'd Ever Need to Say
  9. Field Music - Let's Write a Book
  10. Field Music - You and I
  11. Field Music - The Rest is Noise
  12. Field Music - Curves of the Needle
  13. Field Music - Choosing Numbers
  14. Field Music - The Wheels are in Place
  15. Field Music - First Come the Wish
  16. Field Music - Precious Plans
  17. Field Music - See You Later
  18. Field Music - Something Familiar
  19. Field Music - Share the Words
  20. Field Music - It's About Time
Download Album (MI0149D1)
  1. Field Music - In The Mirror
  2. Field Music - Them That Do Nothing
  3. Field Music - Each Time is a New Time
  4. Field Music - Measure
  5. Field Music - Effortlessly
  6. Field Music - Clear Water
  7. Field Music - Lights Up
  8. Field Music - All You'd Ever Need to Say
  9. Field Music - Let's Write a Book
  10. Field Music - You and I
  11. Field Music - The Rest is Noise
  12. Field Music - Curves of the Needle
  13. Field Music - Choosing Numbers
  14. Field Music - The Wheels are in Place
  15. Field Music - First Come the Wish
  16. Field Music - Precious Plans
  17. Field Music - See You Later
  18. Field Music - Something Familiar
  19. Field Music - Share the Words
  20. Field Music - It's About Time

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 In The Mirror 4m 7s £0.79
2 Them That Do Nothing 3m 9s £0.79
3 Each Time is a New Time 3m 24s £0.79
4 Measure 2m 59s £0.79
5 Effortlessly 3m 56s £0.79
6 Clear Water 3m 16s £0.79
7 Lights Up 3m 57s £0.79
8 All You'd Ever Need to Say 2m 37s £0.79
9 Let's Write a Book 3m 41s £0.79
10 You and I 3m 15s £0.79
11 The Rest is Noise 3m 32s £0.79
12 Curves of the Needle 3m 51s £0.79
13 Choosing Numbers 2m 2s £0.79
14 The Wheels are in Place 2m 56s £0.79
15 First Come the Wish 2m 29s £0.79
16 Precious Plans 2m 50s £0.79
17 See You Later 2m 35s £0.79
18 Something Familiar 3m 45s £0.79
19 Share the Words 28s £0.79
20 It's About Time 9m 50s N/A N/A
Entire MP3 Download Album (20 tracks) £5.00
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Field Music - Field Music (Measure) tracks as individual mp3s, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer mp3 tracks are available in the full album download.

aac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 In The Mirror 4m 7s £0.79
2 Them That Do Nothing 3m 9s £0.79
3 Each Time is a New Time 3m 24s £0.79
4 Measure 2m 59s £0.79
5 Effortlessly 3m 56s £0.79
6 Clear Water 3m 16s £0.79
7 Lights Up 3m 57s £0.79
8 All You'd Ever Need to Say 2m 37s £0.79
9 Let's Write a Book 3m 41s £0.79
10 You and I 3m 15s £0.79
11 The Rest is Noise 3m 32s £0.79
12 Curves of the Needle 3m 51s £0.79
13 Choosing Numbers 2m 2s £0.79
14 The Wheels are in Place 2m 56s £0.79
15 First Come the Wish 2m 29s £0.79
16 Precious Plans 2m 50s £0.79
17 See You Later 2m 35s £0.79
18 Something Familiar 3m 45s £0.79
19 Share the Words 28s £0.79
20 It's About Time 9m 50s N/A N/A
Entire AAC Download Album (20 tracks) £5.00
AAC format technical details:
These aac tracks have been encoded with the iTunes encoder at 192kbps, a higher quality than on offer from the iTunes music store. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the aacs.

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Field Music - Field Music (Measure) tracks as individual mp3s, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer mp3 tracks are available in the full album download.