I'm really looking forward to this one! Axel Willner, who records as The Field, has released some amazing stuff on Cologne-based Kompakt Records. The classic "From Here We Go Sublime" is one of my all-time favorite LPs. Below is a description from the venue's website,
Axel Willner, aka The Field, returns to SF for a very rare, live solo ambient performance. Using an array of analog equipment, coupled with video, Axel will perform a completely immersive sensory experience, unburdened by stylistic boundaries or functional responsibility, intuition becomes the only guide. the show will be accompanied by a visual set, created by photographer and artist Sonia Alvarez. A long term collaborator with Axel (you will find her images in all his album sleeves), the pair have been exploring and developing the relationship between their work to greater depths.
Axel has done this performance only a few times. The first was for Kompakt's pop-ambient event at London's Southbank Centre in 2011, receiving unanimous praise, followed by a glowing reception at Bylarm Festival in Norway in 2012 and September saw a sold-out Hackney Empire show in London alongside Murcof. The show will remain equally rare in 2013, so get your tickets quick!
Tickets cost $16.50 (link below).
Hope to see y'all there.