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The Field at Richard’s on Richards

The Field at Richard’s on Richards, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Electronica has really fallen out of the mainstream in the past few years, but there are still brilliant acts like The Field emerging. On stage, they’re about as charismatic as most electrominimalists, but the live versions of some of their tracks killed, especially "Leave It" from Yesterday and Today. The music has a clean, contemplative feeling. It reminds me of hiking alone through the mountains.

(They were opening for The Juan Maclean, which didn’t really do much for me live, and I left after a few songs. Though they do have a kick-ass theremin player.)