The Field Teams Up With Battles’ Drummer, Avoids “Battle-Field” Pun

    Axel Willner creates minimal techno under the name The Field, but his newest endeavor finds him teamed up with a decidedly non-minimal drummer, in the form of Battles’ John Stanier.


    The new group, which claims to combine kraut rock with modern electronic elements, is going by the name Cologne Tape. Rounding out the band are singer-producer Ada, Jörg Burger, Jens-Uwe Beyer, John Harten, Daniel Ansorge, and Philipp Janzen. Their debut EP, Render, will be available June 14 via new Kompakt imprint Magazine.


    It’s a limited edition deal, as only 300 vinyl copies and 1000 downloads will be available. This is a practice that the new label is applying to all of its future releases, which include an album by Field alter-ego Loops Of Your Heart.