Field Music - Plumb

Plumb

Field Music

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 15 tracks £8.99
CD Album 15 tracks £7.50
Download Album (mp3) 15 tracks £7.99
Download Album (aac) 15 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Field Music - Plumb

As the year-long touring schedule which followed the release of 2010's acclaimed double-album Field Music (Measure) wound down last December, Field Music were faced with the ending of an era: The community building which had housed the studio/rehearsal space they'd shared with The Futureheads for ten years closed its doors. Peter and David set to work immediately at building a new recording space on the banks of the river Wear in Sunderland and began to develop the fragments of music they'd amassed since the completion of Measure.

Despite being over 70 minutes long, and including experiments with 'found sound' composition, Measure contained probably the most structurally coherent songs of Field Music's career. Plumb, with 15 tracks crammed into 35 minutes, abandons these conventions and instead remodels the modular, fragmented style of the first two Field Music albums; only now shot through with the surreal abstractions of 20th century film music from Bernstein to Willy Wonka and with the off-beam funk and pristine synth-rock developed on the brothers' School of Language and The Week That Was albums.

Plumb digs into the age-old dichotomy between what is reflective or nostalgic and the disorienting immediacy of the outside world. Songs such as labyrinthine opener Start The Day Right, the chugging, minimalist Just Like Everyone Else and the all a cappella How Many More Times? recall those early-morning/late-night moments where dreaming, memory and the present appear fused together. Elsewhere, Who'll Pay The Bills?, Is This The Picture? and especially Choosing Sides, mine a caustic seam of ambivalence towards whatever passes for aspiration and sincerity in our hyper-mediated and mock-hysterical times.

Whether the angle is personal or political, throughout the record there are allusions to the expectations and obligations we all amass. Can we live up to the expectations we had for ourselves when we had youth and naivety on our side? Can we be the people we'd like to be for the sake of our loved ones? When we feel so powerless, what's worth fighting for and what's worth fighting against?

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (MI0208LP)
  1. Field Music - Start The Day Right
  2. Field Music - It's Okay To Change
  3. Field Music - Sorry Again, Mate
  4. Field Music - A New Town
  5. Field Music - Choosing Sides
  6. Field Music - A Prelude To Pilgrim Street
  7. Field Music - Guillotine
  8. Field Music - Who'll Pay The Bills?
  9. Field Music - So Long Then
  10. Field Music - Is This The Picture?
  11. Field Music - From Hide And Seek To Heartache
  12. Field Music - How Many More Times?
  13. Field Music - Ce Soir
  14. Field Music - Just Like Everyone Else
  15. Field Music - (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing
CD Album (MI0208CD)
  1. Field Music - Start The Day Right
  2. Field Music - It's Okay To Change
  3. Field Music - Sorry Again, Mate
  4. Field Music - A New Town
  5. Field Music - Choosing Sides
  6. Field Music - A Prelude To Pilgrim Street
  7. Field Music - Guillotine
  8. Field Music - Who'll Pay The Bills?
  9. Field Music - So Long Then
  10. Field Music - Is This The Picture?
  11. Field Music - From Hide And Seek To Heartache
  12. Field Music - How Many More Times?
  13. Field Music - Ce Soir
  14. Field Music - Just Like Everyone Else
  15. Field Music - (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing
Download Album (MI0208D)
  1. Field Music - Start The Day Right
  2. Field Music - It's Okay To Change
  3. Field Music - Sorry Again, Mate
  4. Field Music - A New Town
  5. Field Music - Choosing Sides
  6. Field Music - A Prelude To Pilgrim Street
  7. Field Music - Guillotine
  8. Field Music - Who'll Pay The Bills?
  9. Field Music - So Long Then
  10. Field Music - Is This The Picture?
  11. Field Music - From Hide And Seek To Heartache
  12. Field Music - How Many More Times?
  13. Field Music - Ce Soir
  14. Field Music - Just Like Everyone Else
  15. Field Music - (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Start The Day Right £0.79
2 It's Okay To Change £0.79
3 Sorry Again, Mate £0.79
4 A New Town £0.79
5 Choosing Sides £0.79
6 A Prelude To Pilgrim Street £0.79
7 Guillotine £0.79
8 Who'll Pay The Bills? £0.79
9 So Long Then £0.79
10 Is This The Picture? £0.79
11 From Hide And Seek To Heartache £0.79
12 How Many More Times? £0.79
13 Ce Soir £0.79
14 Just Like Everyone Else £0.79
15 (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (15 tracks) £7.99
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.

aac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Start The Day Right £0.79
2 It's Okay To Change £0.79
3 Sorry Again, Mate £0.79
4 A New Town £0.79
5 Choosing Sides £0.79
6 A Prelude To Pilgrim Street £0.79
7 Guillotine £0.79
8 Who'll Pay The Bills? £0.79
9 So Long Then £0.79
10 Is This The Picture? £0.79
11 From Hide And Seek To Heartache £0.79
12 How Many More Times? £0.79
13 Ce Soir £0.79
14 Just Like Everyone Else £0.79
15 (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing £0.79
Entire AAC Download Album (15 tracks) £7.99
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.