Axel Willner, better known by the stage name The Field, is a techno artist based in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2005, Willner submitted a demo tape to the German indie label Kompakt and was subsequently signed. He released his first 12", a demo mixtape of Annie's "Heartbeat" in 2005 as well as a 12" featuring the track "Things Keep Falling Down". In 2006, "Sun & Ice" 12" was released.
Later in 2007, Willner became the first musician to take part in the Nordic Light Hotel's "Sound of Light" concept. After staying at the hotel, Willner used the experience as the basis for his EP of the same name.
Willner uses the software Jeskola Buzz and live instrumentation, mixing and recording tracks live for each album, although he uses a live band for live performances.
Besides recording and performing as "The Field", Axel Willner also writes music under stage names Lars Blek, porte, Cordouan and James Larsson. He was also a member of Speedwax. On February 13, 2012, Willner's new full length "And Never Ending Nights" will be released by Magazine under the guise Loops of Your Heart.
His second LP was released on May 18, 2009 called 'Yesterday & Today'. It features six new tracks including a collaboration with Battles drummer John Stanier.
Looping State of Mind is the third studio album by Axel Wilner as The Field. It was released in North America on the 24 October 2011 via Kompakt.
The Field was chosen by Battles to perform at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival which they co-curated in December 2011 in Minehead, England.